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Elías happy with eighth place in QP

Elías happy with eighth place in QP

The San Carlo Honda Gresini team review of qualifying at Donington on Saturday.

Satellite Honda riders Toni Elías and Alex de Angelis reflect on their eighth and 12th places on the grid at the British Grand Prix.

Toni Elías - 8th

“I’m pretty happy. Obviously I would have preferred to be on the second row and I think we were capable of that today but the third row isn’t bad. It is certainly I big improvement on Germany a week ago, where I started last! We started out well this morning and improved the setting of the bike even more this afternoon. I feel comfortable, my rhythm is good so the target for tomorrow has to be to get a good start and try to stick with the front group for the whole race.”

Alex de Angelis - 12th

“We’re having a problem in the slow section, which we expected after Sachsenring. Basically the bike wants to wheelie out of the slow corners and obviously with the chicane, followed by the two hairpins in that last section, that is where we are losing time. I got behind Lorenzo for a lap today and was able to follow him all the way around until that part, where he disappeared! If we can just sort the set-up out for those last two corners we will be ready – if not for the same result as Sachsenring then something close to it. If it’s dry that will be the target. If it is wet, I was constantly in the top eight yesterday in those conditions so there’s no reason why we couldn’t repeat that.”

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

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