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Nakano looking for more despite solid start

Nakano looking for more despite solid start

Japanese rider Shinya Nakano was seventh on the final timesheet on Friday in France but he is looking to step things up on Saturday at Le Mans.

San Carlo Honda Gresini´s Shinya Nakano produced a best time of 1´35.047 in Friday free practice to end the day seventh fastest as the Alice Grand Prix de France weekend got underway, but the 30 year-old was still unhappy at the conclusion of proceedings.

`Seventh, I think, is a good place for the first day, but it is difficult to say I am very happy because I am having trouble with cornering,´ admitted Nakano. `At each turn I was struggling and it was difficult to follow the other guys. I just got the good lap time at the end because I was following somebody. That is why I am not very happy.´

`But anyway, we did a lot of laps today so we have plenty of data and I will have a think with the mechanics about what we can do tomorrow.´

On the advantage gained following the receipt of a clutch update, Nakano added, `We have got a new clutch from HRC and this is better for preventing `hopping´, which was my main problem before. I was actually expecting it to make more of a difference but for sure it helps.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, ALICE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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