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Melandri to start from sixth row

Melandri to start from sixth row

A season-long pattern continued for Marco Melandri on Saturday in Japan as he was only able to qualify in sixteenth position on his Desmosedici GP8.

When he rides for Kawasaki next year Marco Melandri will hope to improve his qualifying performances, as well as his recent race results, the Italian having struggled in qualifying again on Saturday at the A-Style Grand Prix of Japan.

Marco Melandri - sixteenth

`Today went more or less like the whole season. When the conditions are bad and the pace drops we´re able to go well, but with a dry track the same old problems come back. I´m quite strong on the brakes and on the way into the corners but I´m really, really slow on the exit because I can´t get the throttle open. The bike is moving around so much and that clearly isn´t my style of riding. Unfortunately I´m expecting a tough race.´

MotoGP, 2008, A-STYLE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Marco Melandri, Kawasaki Racing Team

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