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Alex de Angelis and Shinya Nakano were both made to work hard by some heavy rain in the afternoon Indianapolis session.
Alex de Angelis led the San Carlo Honda Gresini charge in Indianapolis with the second fastest time of the Friday runs, but both he and teammate Shinya Nakano were forced to put their thinking caps on in a testing afternoon session.
`Second free practice was even more difficult than the first one, because the conditions were not consistent. The rain was heavy one minute and light the next so it was impossible to get any useable data for the set-up. At the start of the session we tried some different tyres to the morning but unfortunately I didn´t get a good feeling for them, even though it was useful to try them out. We changed them again and by the end I had a pace I was happy with.´
`The first day of free practice here at Indianapolis has been really difficult for me – especially because of the weather, which got worse in the afternoon. Unfortunately we lost the final few minutes of the second session because of the heavy rain, which made it really dangerous out there. In any case we found a decent base setting for the bike so I'm confident we can improve tomorrow.´
9 years ago
9 years ago