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Capirossi the quickest of three Suzuki qualifiers

Capirossi the quickest of three Suzuki qualifiers

Regular Suzuki colleagues Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen, in addition to wildcard rider Nobuatsu Aoki, give their reactions to qualifying at Sepang.

The trio of Rizla Suzuki riders at the Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix give their perspectives on Saturday´s action.

Loris Capirossi - eighth

`All weekend it has been hard to be competitive with the top riders, but it has been better than we expected and in the different conditions this afternoon we were certainly up with everybody else. The whole team made a really good effort this afternoon because we tried many things and by the end of the session we had a really good setting. It was a bit strange because we started with rain tyres and at the end we were able to use slicks. I made a mistake on my last tyre and that cost me some time, so I could have been a bit higher up the grid. I think we are well prepared and we will have to see what happens, but I think we can have a good race.´

Chris Vermeulen - eleventh

`I am disappointed with my grid position, but very happy with the way we worked during the whole session. We were quick on wets, on in-between tyres and quick on the slicks. On my last lap when the track was at its driest I got held up by Marco Melandri as he pulled in front of me, and I couldn´t go off the dry line to get past him as it was still quite wet in places out there. I am confident for any conditions tomorrow and I will have to make up for my grid position early on and take things from there.´

Nobuatsu Aoki – eighteenth

`The wet setting was pretty good today – so I hope it rains tomorrow! Even if it is dry though we have improved a lot since yesterday and my guys have worked so hard today to set the bike up. It doesn´t matter whether it is dry or wet tomorrow, but I would really like it to be wet – that would be lovely.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, POLINI MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Loris Capirossi, Chris Vermeulen, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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