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Yamaha duo hail input after one-two

Yamaha duo hail input after one-two

Valentino Rossi took a spectacular pole position for the Grand Prix of Turkey as he looks to win for the first time at the Istanbul Park circuit, and has commented that the bike seems completely different from last year.

Valentino Rossi took a spectacular pole position for the Grand Prix of Turkey as he looks to win for the first time at the Istanbul Park circuit, and has commented that the bike seems completely different from last year.

"I like the track a lot more now. Yamaha have really improved the bike from last year, and it is a lot more fun to ride here. They also brought me some new engine parts, which worked well. The tyres were also important, but I haven't quite managed to find the ‘perfect' race tyre for tomorrow," said the Italian in the post-qualifying press conference.

Colin Edwards continued his good form today by making it a Yamaha one-two with team-mate Rossi on his final lap of the qualifying session. Always good for a quote, ‘The Texan Tornado' provided the media with one of the lighter moments of the day when talking at the post-session press conference.

"We had a couple of issues that we had to sort out overnight, but the bike is working really well now. We all know how tough the fastest turn is here, it's scary going into it and the kind of place where you have to go down to the garage and change your leathers afterwards!" said Edwards.

Rossi has received new engine parts for the Turkish visit, whilst Edwards receives the same parts a little further down the line. However, the American was philosophical when quizzed about his chances of beating his team-mate if he received the same materials.

"Yeah, if I had the same engine I'd be kicking his ass……" opined Edwards jokingly. "Come on, he's a seven times World Champion! It would be a battle though! I would obviously like the same stuff as him, but I eventually get it and I'm certainly not complaining"

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, GRAND PRIX OF TURKEY

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