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Elías and De Angelis hoping for dry Saturday

Elías and De Angelis hoping for dry Saturday

Both San Carlo Honda Gresini riders look for improvements after wet-dry Friday run.

Toni Elias and Alex De Angelis were able to test their rain setting on a fully wet circuit at the start of the session following a heavy lunchtime storm but as the track dried it became more and more difficult to find a usefull configuration and tyre combination.

Toni Elias -9th

“In the wet we have to improve in a few areas but I’m sure we’ll get plenty of opportunity this weekend to do that and I am convinced we can make massive improvements because the changes we need to make are pretty obvious ones. In the dry the conditions were really difficult. In the end ninth place isn’t good or bad, it is normal. We’re not far off but it was tricky today – it was just a case of doing what you could when you were out on track. Hopefully tomorrow it stays dry all day so that we can get plenty of laps in but if it doesn’t it will be the same situation for everybody.”

Alex De Angelis -17th

“In the end it was almost completely dry so I decided to come back to my box because there was no useful data to be obtained and we’d just have been out there destroying tyres, which is pointless. On my first two runs, which were in fully wet conditions, I was consistently between fifth and eighth place on the time sheets so that is good. We made some changes to the front and rear to try and find more grip because this circuit in particular is slippery when wet. We solved some things on the front but not so much on the rear so that’s what we’ll be working on tomorrow if it’s wet again. Hopefully it isn’t though because I think we all want it to be dry!”

MotoGP, 2009, BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Toni Elias, Alex de Angelis, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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