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Saturday best for San Carlo Honda Gresini duo

Saturday best for San Carlo Honda Gresini duo

Shinya Nakano and Alex de Angelis earned satellite outfit San Carlo Honda Gresini their best qualifying result of the season in Mugello.

With both Shinya Nakano and Alex de Angelis in the top ten in qualifying at Mugello, San Carlo Honda Gresini took their best Saturday result of the season so far. The pairing were particularly pleased with the result owing to their difficulties with qualifying rubber ever since preseason.

Shinya Nakano – Ninth

`I'm satisfied with the way it´s gone today – not so much for the result itself but because of the progress it shows we are making on qualifying tyres. It was very important for us to improve in this area because we have suffered a lot during the opening few rounds. Today, though, I felt a notable improvement with rear grip and that´s positive also for the future. According to the weather forecast it´s going to be even hotter tomorrow so it will be important to judge the race conditions well. In any case I´m confident because other than the crash yesterday it's been a positive weekend so far.´

Alex de Angelis – Tenth

` Today went really well – tenth place is our best grid position since the start of the season – although we know there is still plenty of work to do on the qualifying tyre. Aside from that I was really pleased with the 1´50.6 I did on race tyres, completely on my own and without a slipstream. That bodes well for the race tomorrow. In the warm-up we´ll try to refine a few small details and try out a couple of things we haven't had chance to look at already because of the limited dry time during practice.´

MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, Alex de Angelis, Shinya Nakano, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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