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Rossi and Lorenzo awaiting final improvements for Misano

Rossi and Lorenzo awaiting final improvements for Misano

Fiat Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo were happy to begin in the right manner at Misano, but expect a progression to further elevate them on Saturday and Sunday.

Second and seventh, respectively, on the combined Friday timesheet, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo are obviously setting their standards high. Rossi in particular is looking for the kind of pace that will ensure his ability to battle with fellow title contender Casey Stoner at Misano.

Valentino Rossi - Second

`We made quite a good start today but not as good as we could have hoped, so we still have some work to do in order to close the gap to Casey. At the moment the main problem is T4, where I am quite slow and so we really need to look at the data and work out why. Anyway we're still second so we're close, but I hope tomorrow to be closer because it seems that everyone is quite competitive here so we´re going to have to work hard. We have some ideas and we will see what we can do. It´s great to be racing in the sunshine so close to my home, on the track which was the first one I ever rode on, and I really hope we can make it a fantastic weekend for all of the fans.´

Jorge Lorenzo - Seventh

`I´m very happy today. We had a good test after Brno and now here today I feel that the tyres are much better at this track than they were there, so I am feeling even more confident. I don´t want to make any predictions about the race or talk about results; first of all we have to wait until tomorrow to see if we can continue like this. I think I can improve even more because everything feels better than two weeks ago, so tomorrow we will try to keep going in this way. The surface here is not new, like it was in Brno, and this is better for Michelin, but we need to make one more step in order to be at the level that we want.´

MotoGP, 2008, GP CINZANO DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi, Fiat Yamaha Team

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