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Rizla Suzuki begin long way to the top Down Under

Rizla Suzuki begin long way to the top Down Under

After set-up work on the GSV-R on Friday, Rizla Suzuki are out to ascend the timesheets on Saturday.

Rizla Suzuki´s Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen were both lower downthe combined timesheet than they would have liked on Friday, but the Italian´s workplan in the dry and his Australian teammate´s wet weather skills have both expectant of improvement at Phillip Island´s Saturday sessions.

Loris Capirossi - Ninth

`This morning was not too bad for us, we made a few changes and we looked to be moving on with the set-up of the bike for those conditions. This afternoon it was really cold and when it is like that it is really difficult to get the tyres warm and get the grip we are looking for. We tried to modify a few things but we never really found the right solution. We have some ideas to go much softer with the setting and then put more weight on the tyre. I am not that happy when conditions are like this, it looks like being cold again tomorrow but not raining – I hope that is the case!´

Chris Vermeulen - Fourteenth

`It´s been a positive first day at Phillip Island and a lot better than we have had in the last few years. The whole team and factory have worked really hard since the test here early in the year and – like everybody knows – we´ve had a new chassis in the lead up to this Grand Prix and this has all definitely helped the bike in all conditions. This morning we didn´t do our best lap-time but we stuck with one set of tyres – which were not the stickiest we had in our allocation – and worked on getting the best set-up we could. In the rain this afternoon we worked on pretty much the same thing and I think we have a very good base set-up that will also help us to improve tomorrow!´

MotoGP, 2008, AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, Loris Capirossi, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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