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Rizla Suzuki pleased with fine results in difficult conditions

Rizla Suzuki pleased with fine results in difficult conditions

Having shown their skills in some difficult mixed conditions, Rizla Suzuki´s Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen are anxious for some sunshine at Mugello.

Rizla Suzuki seem to have a strong chance of success whatever the weather in Mugello, with Loris Capirossi second fastest overall and Chris Vermeulen dominating the wet afternoon session. Despite their undoubted abilities in the rain, both are hoping for Saturday sunshine in order to improve their dry settings for the Gran Premio d´Italia Alice.

Loris Capirossi – 2nd

`I am very happy today as we now understand a bit more about the bike in these types of conditions. When it was really wet I went well and felt good. I made one mistake today and went straight on, but that was just one of those things that can happen in those conditions. I think we have started the weekend for Mugello in a good way and are quite optimistic. We just hope we have good weather tomorrow so we can get the bike set-up for here. I want to say a big thank-you to all the team because they are all still working so hard to make it happen.´

Chris Vermeulen – 7th

` It was quite difficult here with the weather today at Mugello. This morning it dried out and at the end of the session I was able to go out on slicks, which was good for me as I am still learning a lot about this track. Unfortunately it was still wet in places and that made it difficult to go too quick, but I do feel like I know the circuit again. This afternoon was completely wet and at the start of the session it was a bit dangerous as there was so much water on the track. It stopped raining though and the standing water ran off and the surface became very consistent. I am obviously very happy with the way the bike performed in the wet and I hope it is dry tomorrow so we can try to do the same as we have done today!´

MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, Chris Vermeulen, Loris Capirossi, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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