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Tech3 Yamaha duo optimistic ahead of Indy race

Tech3 Yamaha duo optimistic ahead of Indy race

James Toseland and Colin Edwards remained positive after qualifying alongside each other on the fourth row for Sunday´s historic Indianapolis race.

Englishman James Toseland and home rider Colin Edwards give their reactions to finishing the first ever MotoGP Indianapolis qualifying session in tenth and eleventh places respectively.

James Toseland - tenth

`It was a tough session and I´m disappointed not to be on the second row. We´d been working in a good direction with the bike for the qualifiers and on my penultimate tyre I must have gone over a second faster than the previous one. On the last one we tried another modification to the setting and unfortunately I lost all side grip. I had a bit of chatter at maximum lean angle, and that´s where you need to be pushing on the qualifying tyres. It is a shame because I had been building up speed nicely and was confident of being on the second row. On the old tarmac the water drains better than I´ve ever seen. Hopefully we won´t have to worry about that and we can do what we came here for and what we want to do, and that´s put on a good race for the American fans. They have been brilliant.´

Colin Edwards - eleventh

`This morning´s session wasn´t terrible and I felt reasonably happy, but the more I pushed this afternoon the worse the problems became. I was struggling to hold a line. If I was going slow I could hold the line, but trying telling a racer you´ve got to go slow. It is disappointing to have my second home race and not be where I want to be again. On the qualifiers the grip was brilliant, but with the extra grip the more the chatter increased. We´ve got to see what happens tomorrow with the forecasts being pretty grim. Hopefully we can race tomorrow whether it is wet or dry. We want to race for the fans who have travelled hundreds of miles to come and see us.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, Colin Edwards, James Toseland, Tech 3 Yamaha

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