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Repsol Honda heading in right direction

Repsol Honda heading in right direction

Dani Pedrosa and Nicky Hayden made a solid start to the weekend in China, ending Friday third and sixth fastest respectively.

In hot and humid conditions at the Shanghai International circuit, Repsol Honda pair Dani Pedrosa and Nicky Hayden both made good progress with their RC212Vs, fine-tuning settings for the demanding track, which features MotoGP´s fastest straight immediately followed by one of its slowest corners.

Dani Pedrosa - 3rd

Today´s two sessions were quite good for the first day, but we still need to improve our overall package here. During both sessions we concentrated mostly on chassis set-up and tyre choice, working to improve overall performance. My pace was faster this afternoon but not quite what we had expected, so we need to keep on working. Tomorrow we will aim to make another step forward, we will try to find a couple of tenths by making some more detailed chassis adjustments and by working closely with the Michelin technicians to find the best tyres. I´m feeling confident for Saturday.´

Nicky Hayden – 6th

`This afternoon was quite a lot better than this morning. Even though our position isn´t a lot better, our gap to the front has come down a lot. After the morning session we changed the spring and made quite a lot of other small changes. Straight away this afternoon the bike worked a lot better and I enjoyed riding it more. I felt pretty comfortable out there. My team did a good job to make some good improvements, so thanks to them. We definitely found some good direction between FP1 and FP2, so hopefully if we can keep working in that direction we´ll be a lot closer again tomorrow. But we need another big step if we´re to really improve.

MotoGP, 2008, PRAMAC GRAND PRIX OF CHINA, Nicky Hayden, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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