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Suzuki regulars to chase down Spies

Suzuki regulars to chase down Spies

Chris Vermeulen and Loris Capirossi will be playing catch-up on Rizla Suzuki guest rider Ben Spies in Sunday´s inaugural Indianapolis MotoGP battle.

Ben Spies outshone Chris Vermeulen and Loris Capirossi in qualifying on the Suzuki GSV-R800 at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix on Saturday, so the full-time MotoGP pair will be hoping to finish in front of their temporary team-mate on Sunday.

Loris Capirossi - thirteenth

`Today was a little better compared to yesterday, but we still struggled a bit. We changed a lot of the settings today and then the bike started to work much better. During qualifying I made a good couple of runs on the first two tyres, but then I made mistakes on the last two and lost the laps. I feel a lot more positive now though compared to yesterday and the settings we now have will work if it is wet or dry tomorrow – but obviously we hope it is the same as today.´

Chris Vermeulen - fifteenth

`With such limited dry set-up time it has been quite difficult to get everything done, we had to test tyres, get the bike working as well as we can and then go quick on the qualifiers. We made some steps with the bike on race tyres and things felt quite comfortable. My lap-times were good and when we put in the first qualifier we made another big-step with that. Unfortunately on the second qualifier I made a mistake and crashed, that caused me to lose time coming back to the pits and my other bike was set-up differently so I couldn´t improve on my time. I have to say sorry to the guys for messing up the bike because they have done such a great job again this weekend. In truth we should be further up the grid, but we´ll give it 100% in the race tomorrow and see what happens!´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, Chris Vermeulen, Loris Capirossi, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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