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San Carlo Honda Gresini left with room for improvement

San Carlo Honda Gresini left with room for improvement

Alex de Angelis and Toni Elías unable to crack top ten in Assen practice.

In their first run on track since the announcement of Marco Simoncelli’s arrival in the San Carlo Honda Gresini team for 2010, Alex de Angelis and Toni Elías were unable to break into the top ten in free practice for the Alice TT Assen. Both are adamant that there is potential for improvement ahead of qualifying.

Alex De Angelis - 11th

“We did a good job at the Barcelona test and we have carried some of the positive things through to here. It’s nice to be just six tenths of a second from the top because it’s the first time we’ve managed to be so close all season and it shows we’re moving in the right direction. We still have a couple of little problems to fix but I was fast on a hard tyre as well today and that is encouraging. We have some ideas to try tomorrow, particularly in the first sector which is where I am losing most time at the moment, but I am positive because we are on the pace and still have room for improvement.”

Toni Elías - 15th

“This has been a bad day for us. I don’t have any feeling on the front on the way into the corners and not enough rear traction on the way out. It has been the same story at every track we’ve been to. If there is a silver lining it’s that we have had bad first days at other circuits and been able to turn it around with a lot of hard work, so that is exactly what we intend to try and do tomorrow. Hopefully we can work something out and at least get more or less closer to where we should be. ”

MotoGP, 2009, ALICE TT ASSEN, Alex de Angelis, Toni Elias, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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