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Simoncelli secures best premier class qualification

Simoncelli secures best premier class qualification

Fourth place on the grid at Phillip Island for the San Carlo Honda Gresini rookie signified his best premier class qualification to date in his debut season in the elite category.

The sun shone on Phillip Island and on Marco Simoncelli today as the Italian rookie recorded his best ever qualifying result with fourth place on the grid for Sunday’s Iveco Australian Grand Prix. The San Carlo Honda Gresini rider took another important step forward today, carrying on his good recent form at a track he likes. In wet conditions yesterday he showed his potential and today he confirmed it in the dry.

Marco Simoncelli – 4th:

“I am really happy because we have qualified on the third row for the last few races but today I managed it and with a little bit more I could have been on the front row! I'm really pleased with this although being honest I have to admit that Spies is probably a bit faster. We have made a good step this morning though and now all we have to do is look ahead to the race. The wind was a bit of a problem today, especially when I was on my fast lap. I was behind Stoner at that point and I honestly cannot understand how he manages to go so fast!"

San Carlo Honda Gresini press release

MotoGP, 2010, IVECO AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, Marco Simoncelli, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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