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Chassis change bears Friday fruit for Suzuki duo

Chassis change bears Friday fruit for Suzuki duo

Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen were both happy with the new chassis used by Rizla Suzuki on day one in Misano.

After extensive testing at Brno, Rizla Suzuki had a new chassis for riders Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen in San Marino. Both used it to good effect on Friday, with the third and sixth fastest times of the day.

Loris Capirossi - Third

`I am really happy with the way things went this afternoon because this morning things didn´t go quite right at the start and the bike didn't work so well. We then changed to the new chassis and it was better straight away. We made sure we set it up the best we could and I am really happy with how it worked! The team is working really hard and we have never lost our way today and this is important because after the great weekend we had in Brno we need to continue with that kind of performance. I am sure we will all improve tomorrow, and in the race, and that we can carry on the great run the team is having!´

Chris Vermeulen - Sixth

`The bike worked pretty good straight out of the crate and some of the new parts we tested at Brno worked well here. I am really happy with the way Suzuki has worked to make the bike more competitive and it feels like we have taken a big step forward today. We´ve changed some things to get the tyres working well with new frame and that is all now coming together. We tried a new rear tyre towards the end of the session and I was happy with the grip and consistency. Tomorrow we have a few more chassis set-up changes and the aim is to qualify on at least the front two rows!´

MotoGP, 2008, GP CINZANO DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, Loris Capirossi, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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