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Riders' views on Phillip Island Day 1

Riders' views on Phillip Island Day 1

Riders' views on Phillip Island Day 1

What the MotoGP riders are saying about the opening day of the Phillip Island Test.

Marco Melandri: I'm really pleased with how things went today. We focused on chassis and suspension work today and had the data from Sepang as our base, so we found new details very quickly."

Loris Capirossi: "I'm satisfied, today we worked very calmly and completed all the work that we had scheduled for this first day. The settings from Sepang have given us our base, which turned out to cross-over to this track. We still have a few areas where we could improve a bit more."

Nicky Hayden: "We had a full day of testing, focusing on improving the bike's geometry. We also confirmed a few things from Malaysia that we had to check worked at a completely different circuit under different conditions. The 800cc is very fun to ride here, and you can get some great speed on some of the corners."

Casey Stoner: "My arm problems have completely disappeared, and I think it was just a case of being off the bike for so long before. We've been working a lot on the rear end on the corners today."

Carlos Checa: "Like at Malaysia last week, we carried on working with the RC212V chassis. It's a pretty fast track so we have to improve the grip."

Toni Elias: "We still have rather a lot of things to do, but I'm happy because I can see that we are improving with a good methodology. I have to improve my feeling of the front end."

Shinya Nakano: "I was suffering from fever last night, with stomach problems that unfortunately worsened today. We've had to cut our test program because of this, so I will rest today to be back at full strength for day 2."

MotoGP, 2007

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