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Wet tyres all session for Capirossi and Vermeulen

Wet tyres all session for Capirossi and Vermeulen

Rizla Suzuki riders gain little from mixed Donington Park Free Practice conditions.

Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen were unable to get their set-ups in order on Friday afternoon at Donington Park. The duo used a wet tyre throughout the session, which although drying up did not leave good enough conditions for slick rubber.

Loris Capirossi -11th

"As I have said before, we need to have time on the bike to get it set-up the best for us. It seems that we keep getting really difficult weather that isn't helping us at all. Today we used a wet tyre for the whole session and at the end 85% of the track was dry and the rest was wet so it was difficult to be able to get anything done. We can hope that the weather is better tomorrow so we can work on the bike and if we can I am sure we will be in a good position for Sunday."

Chris Vermeulen -14th

"It was really strange conditions out there today, but I guess you could say that is just normal British weather! We had a huge downpour at the start of the session and the track was very wet and quite slippery. We worked hard - and quickly - on getting a good wet setting while the track was still wet and the bike worked well in those conditions. At the end the track dried a lot so we just tested some small things that didn't really rely on fast lap-times, which was useful because with how the track was there wasn't a lot else to be learnt out there. At the end I came in a bit early because the track had dried out in most places, but there was still a couple of wet patches and it seemed a bit too dangerous for slicks."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2009, BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Loris Capirossi, Chris Vermeulen, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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