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Tough going for Nakano and De Angelis

Tough going for Nakano and De Angelis

The tricky conditions on Saturday afternoon at Sepang saw the San Carlo Honda Gresini riders qualifying at the wrong end of the grid.

The wet-dry qualifying session at the Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix caused problems for Shinya Nakano and Alex de Angelis.

Shinya Nakano – fifteenth

`It is a shame we haven´t managed a higher grid position because I´ve been consistently fast here all weekend. Unfortunately I missed my final chance on a qualifying tyre because I was too late out onto the track to make the most of it. In any case I am confident for the race because my pace is so good. All I have to do is repeat that level of performance and I´ll be able to have a good race.´

Alex de Angelis – seventeenth

`Qualifying was really difficult today because the track conditions were constantly changing: at the start it was still very wet after the heavy shower and then it started to dry out, but it was never consistent. Unfortunately we only got one lap in on a qualifying tyre – we went out late on the second one and the flag was waved before I got the flying lap in. We were unlucky because the track was visibly much drier so I´m sure I could have finished in the top ten. The forecast for tomorrow is mixed too so there could be a few surprises in the race – hopefully positive ones for us!´

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MotoGP, 2008, POLINI MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Shinya Nakano, Alex de Angelis, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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