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San Carlo Honda Gresini: `The track wasn´t easy for us´

San Carlo Honda Gresini: `The track wasn´t easy for us´

Both Shinya Nakano and Alex de Angelis admit uphill struggle was on the cards when rain fell in China.

Unable to make significant improvements in position during the Pramac Grand Prix of China, Fausto Gresini´s Honda satellite team of Shinya Nakano and Alex de Angelis are looking forward to better things when MotoGP returns to Europe. The duo were expecting to be chasing the pack when the weather forecasts came in, and now turn their focus to improving their setup for further races.

Shinya Nakano – 10th

`The track conditions weren´t easy today because there were still damp patches when we started. It wasn´t actually a bad start for me and I made up some positions. In the second half of the race my pace improved and I was able to pass Dovizioso for tenth, although I´m not satisfied with that. Now we have to take the positives out of this weekend for the next race in France. If we can show the same kind of pace that we did here in practice and get a good grid position then I'm sure we can look forward to much better at Le Mans.´

Alex de Angelis – 16th

`We knew it wouldn´t be easy for us in the dry but early in the race I was hit by Hopkins when we were braking into turn one and we both ran wide, although thankfully neither of us crashed. From then on it wasn´t easy to stay in touch with the group and virtually impossible to get amongst them. The bike was becoming harder to ride as the race wore on and we have to study the telemetry to find out why. I think we need to go back to the setting we had in preseason and start again..´

MotoGP, 2008, PRAMAC GRAND PRIX OF CHINA, Alex de Angelis, Shinya Nakano, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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