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De Angelis and Nakano enjoying early work in Assen

De Angelis and Nakano enjoying early work in Assen

San Carlo Honda Gresini´s two riders are in a good position after a positive first day of the A-Style TT Assen.

Fifth and sixth fastest on Thursday in Assen, the San Carlo Honda Gresini duo of Alex de Angelis and Shinya Nakano are hoping that such form holds out in the crucial Friday qualifying session.

Alex de Angelis - Fifth

`I'm satisfied with this first day of free practice – we´ve set the fifth fastest lap in both the morning and the afternoon session and we were fast from the first few laps. I like this track a lot – I still hold the 250cc lap record here and I´m still adapting my style to MotoGP; this gives me great motivation. We´ve done a lot of work with Bridgestone and I´m satisfied because today I have been able to set a lot of laps on the same tyre. Tomorrow we will focus on smoothing out a few areas that can improve our performance even more.´

Shinya Nakano - Ninth

`The result today isn´t bad and I´m happy to be sixth fastest. Like at Donington, here at Assen we´ve had a bit of a chattering problem. Tomorrow we´ll have a look at the telemetry and see if we can solve it by working on the geometry and trying some different tyres out, with the objective of improving the balance of the bike.´

MotoGP, 2008, A-STYLE TT ASSEN, Alex de Angelis, Shinya Nakano, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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