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Front feeling posing problems for Suzuki

Front feeling posing problems for Suzuki

Capirossi and Vermuelen both struggling with front end on Friday.

Rizla Suzuki knew that they would experience problems at Mugello with top speed down the long straight, but it was a front end difficulty that most hindered Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen on Friday afternoon.

Loris Capirossi -7th

"It was not easy today as we struggled a bit to get a good feeling from the front of the bike, but it was good to have a full hour to work with because we were able to get through a lot of changes. We tried a couple of runs with different settings and then one with a very extreme setting. We will certainly improve tomorrow, but having said that the bike is not too bad at the moment. I really enjoy riding here at this track, but at the moment - until we get the setting right - it is just not quite perfect!"

Chris Vermeulen -13th

"It's great to come back to Mugello; this is certainly a circuit that most of the GP field enjoy. It hasn't been a good circuit for Suzuki in the past as we have suffered a bit with the high-speed turns and the long straight. During today's session we made some progress with the bike and tested both tyre compounds to see which one gave the best feeling and durability - we've certainly got a direction with that. My biggest issue at the moment is with front grip and making the bike steer a bit better. We'll be working hard with the engineers this evening and we already have some ideas how we can improve."

MotoGP, 2009, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, Chris Vermeulen, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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