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Qualifying tyres leave San Carlo Honda Gresini pair unstuck

Qualifying tyres leave San Carlo Honda Gresini pair unstuck

Lack of feel blamed for drop down standings from Nakano and De Angelis.

Having had a positive start to their preparations in Shanghai, San Carlo Honda Gresini´s Shinya Nakano and Alex de Angelis were left ruing their luck after suffering a lack of feel with qualifying tyres.

Shinya Nakano – 13th

` I´m disappointed with qualifying today because in free practice I was fast and consistent. Unfortunately I crashed on a lap that could have potentially given us a better grid position – I got back on track with the second bike but I didn't have the same feeling and couldn´t improve my best time. It is hard to start from the fifth row but my pace isn't bad so I'm confident. Now my thoughts are on tomorrow's race – I have to focus on getting a good start in order to stay with the fast group.´

Alex de Angelis – 16th

` Unfortunately we know that we still haven´t reached anywhere near our optimum potential on qualifying tyres. At the moment we haven´t got a good feeling with the new qualifiers that Bridgestone brought here to Shanghai – the chattering is similar to before so that´s why I'm starting so far back. It won´t be an easy race because when you start from so far back it is always tricky to make up positions. In any case I will give my best – a little rain might help us out.´


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