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San Carlo Honda Gresini take positives from disappointing Indy visit

San Carlo Honda Gresini take positives from disappointing Indy visit

Alex de Angelis and Shinya Nakano finished tenth and seventeenth, respectively, at the IMS circuit.

Although disappointed with their results at The Brickyard, Alex de Angelis and Shinya Nakano were both taking the positives from their experiences in Indianapolis.

Alex de Angelis - Tenth

`We definitely expected a better result in the wet conditions of the track, but unfortunately I spent a lot of time to find the right pace at the beginning of the race. Anyway it's okay. It´s a shame that the weather conditions got increasingly worse until the race was stopped. In fact I could have fought to improve my position, since I had reached the riders who were ahead of me. In any case I agree with the decision to stop the race because it was very difficult and dangerous to ride in those conditions.´

Shinya Nakano - Seventeenth

It was a very difficult race because of the heavy rain and the strong wind. I made a good start and had a good first lap, recovering several positions. Unfortunately with the rain starting and stopping it was difficult to deal with the situation and to find the right pace on track, and so I lost some positions again. At the end of the race the weather conditions got even worse, with the wind getting harder lap after lap and it was very difficult to ride. I agree with the decision to stop the race and it was made at the right moment. Clearly I´m very disappointed with today´s result, but I´m happy about the fourth place that I achieved in warm-up: I want to keep that in mind looking ahead to the race in Motegi.´

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MotoGP, 2008, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, Shinya Nakano, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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