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Good signs for San Carlo Honda Gresini

Good signs for San Carlo Honda Gresini

Fausto Gresini´s MotoGP men ended the first day of free practice in Shanghai in positive fashion.

Shinya Nakano and Alex De Angelis showed good form on day one of the Pramac Grand Prix of China, placing fourth and seventh respectively on the free practice timesheets.

Shinya Nakano - 4th

`I´m happy with the way the first day has ended. This morning we worked with some success to find the right setting and balance for the bike at this track and I was able to ride fast, improving my times consistently. In the afternoon we tried some different front tyres and found something really competitive – it allowed me to enter the corner easily under braking without taking too much rubber out. We´ve still got a little chatter on the front, which we will try to solve tomorrow.´

Alex De Angelis - 7th

I´m happy with this free practice because we have finally returned to the positions where we were at the start of the season. I´m really satisfied with the work we´ve done together with the team and Bridgestone in the test at Estoril and it´s good to see it carry over to a track like Shanghai. This means that the tyres are a much bigger step forward than the previous ones. We´ve still got work to do but being less than a second off the fastest rider makes me happy. I´m sure that with the data we gathered today we can make more improvements for tomorrow and be even faster.

MotoGP, 2008, PRAMAC GRAND PRIX OF CHINA, Shinya Nakano, Alex de Angelis, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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