Quotes of the day from Turkey
`It's a good start to the weekend, it's important to come out and get a good pace going, and try and improve as the weekend goes on. We'll see what's going to happen with the weather - it doesn't look pretty, but rain or shine we'll have to be ready to roll on Sunday afternoon.´
`I didn't know what to expect here after Qatar so I'm pretty happy even though I had a small crash this afternoon; I hit a bump and lost the front-end so it wasn't a big problem. The track conditions today were not good, everyone was sliding a lot and in the afternoon the wind was quite strong, especially through the fast turn 11 right-hander´.
`I like the Turkish circuit and feel comfortable here although there is still room for us to improve. I have found a good rhythm but still have to improve on coming out of the corners where I'm lacking a bit of traction. Tomorrow, depending on conditions, we will try some different Michelin tyres with a view to Sunday's race´.
Toni Elias : `I am satisfied with our work today. We made some small changes to the set-up we found in Qatar and they worked perfectly. In the morning the track was really dirty and so we made the changes in the afternoon. I had a good rhythm throughout the day and am just 0.39 seconds behind the leading Honda of Nicky Hayden. I hope to learn from the first two races of the season and put in a good showing here´.
`I'm happy. This is my first time here but my team and my engineers gave me telemetry from last year which I studied at home, so I just had to learn where to put my wheels. It's a nice track, very up and down and with many changes of direction where the track suddenly drops away´. It looked easy on paper but in reality it's more complicated!´.