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Suzuki looking for improvements on day two

Suzuki looking for improvements on day two

Loris Capirossi began his twentieth season in Grand Prix racing by recording the sixth fastest free practice 1 time at Losail on Friday evening, but is hoping to go faster on Saturday.

Experienced Italian Loris Capirossi was sixth quickest in the first practice session of 2009 at the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar on Friday, but he wants to make improvements ahead of qualifying.

His Rizla Suzuki colleague Chris Vermeulen is looking for a big step forward himself after ending up 14th on the timesheet.

Loris Capirossi - 6th

“For the first practice it was not too bad, but we did struggle a bit with the setting. In the recent test it was not perfect so we tried a new one and this didn’t work as well so we will use some stuff from that and go back to the old one. We have a good idea what we need to modify tomorrow and I am sure we will be stronger. 45 minutes seems a really short time and it is difficult to get a lot of work done, also with the limited amount of tyres - especially on such a dirty track - made it quite tough. Overall we are quite pleased and we will have quite an easy way to improve tomorrow!”

Chris Vermeulen – 14th

“It was not really the start to the weekend that we wanted. We have a limit on tyres and didn’t really want to use any of the hard front tyres that we will be using for racing. We tried to make the softer one work and we were going not too bad in the beginning of session, but at the end I kept the front tyre in and there was a lot of movement in the front of the bike and struggled to keep corner speed up. It was a bit frustrating that we couldn’t go as fast as we have been round here, but I still have all my hard front tyres left and hopefully the speed will come back when we put that in.”


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