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Bridgestone looking up despite front row elusiveness

Bridgestone looking up despite front row elusiveness

Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone have yet to take a front row spot from two qualifying sessions, as a resurgent Michelin show tremendous resilience after losing out in the 2007 tyre war.

Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone have yet to take a front row spot from two qualifying sessions, as a resurgent Michelin show tremendous resilience after losing out in the 2007 tyre war. Hiroshi Yamada from the Japanese factory was obviously disappointed not to have any of the manufacturer´s riders on the first line of attack, but did not get too downbeat about the chances of a victory in the Gran Premio bwin.com de España.

`Qualifying wasn´t so good; we weren´t able to get on the front row,´ said the Bridgestone chief. `However, we were able to have a rider on the second row and the difference between the riders apart from Lorenzo who was very, very fast- was not so much. Grid positions were basically not that big a problem.´

With the rain experienced at the MotoGP Official Test not expected to make an unwelcome return, there should be less variables to contend with on Sunday afternoon. In terms of tyres, there are the same requirements as always, with the only difference being the added importance of the prize at stake.

We can expect the same conditions, so as a result of that the same track temperature tomorrow. Of course we need good grip for the start of the race, and consistent grip for the duration,´ noted Yamada.

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MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMIO bwin.com DE ESPAÑA

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