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Rizla Suzuki pair face tough start in German contest

Rizla Suzuki pair face tough start in German contest

Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen will start from thirteenth and fourteenth places respectively on the grid for Sunday´s MotoGP race in Germany.

Following a tough qualifying session at Sachsenring on Saturday Rizla Suzuki duo Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen gave their thoughts - after ending up on the fifth row.

Loris Capirossi - thirteenth

`It´s been very difficult today, but I am quite happy because with the race tyre and with the race set-up we have a good rhythm. With the qualifiers we struggled a little bit, but on the race tyres we made a big step from yesterday and this is very important. My condition is still not too good, I tried as hard as I could, but I don´t really have the strength to give it 100%. It is important to follow on working on the things we have been doing this weekend and try as hard as we can tomorrow.´

Chris Vermeulen - fourteenth

`We made some progress with the bike on race tyres today and I picked up about three-quarters-of-a-second on my lap-times and that put me in the top seven or eight. It wasn´t easy doing those times, but we could do them consistently on a used tyre. Unfortunately when we put in the qualifiers we weren´t able to go any quicker and the last tyre just didn´t seem to work at all, so we will need to look at that later with Bridgestone to figure out why. It sucks being so far back on the grid and it will be hard to get through on this track, but I´ll be going for it from the start and plan to make sure I get up in the top ten early on and see where we go from there!´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Chris Vermeulen, Loris Capirossi, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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