Fortuna Honda Malaysia GP Friday notes

Sepang -- Malaysia, October 10, 2003: The crash suffered by Roberto Rolfo in the dying minutes of provisional qualifying did not interrupt the progress made by the Fortuna Honda team on machine set up. Rolfo is convinced the team are working...

Sepang -- Malaysia, October 10, 2003: The crash suffered by Roberto Rolfo in the dying minutes of provisional qualifying did not interrupt the progress made by the Fortuna Honda team on machine set up.

Rolfo is convinced the team are working in the right direction and will place special emphasis on chassis geometry in order to improve his performance on the fast Sepang circuit.

The crash suffered by the Altadis rider in the closing minutes of the provisional qualifying session came when Rolfo was going for a fast lap. Rolfo got into a right hand corner on section three too fast and the front end turned in and he was off. Fortunately Rolfo escaped unscathed and will be in good shape for the second day of qualifying.

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"I only banged my hand in the crash, no bruising or lacerations as it was a very clean crash at the end of the session. I was looking to improve my qualifying time but there was a lot of traffic on the track and I was trying to recover time when passing slower riders. I was pushing too hard and the front end turned in." Explained the Fortuna Honda rider.

"In general the job we did today was positive. The engine was working really well and we are in tune with the circuit in that respect. It's the chassis we need to work on because I don't feel completely comfortable on the bike, it costs me quite an effort to get the bike to turn into the corners in the way I want it to. I hope we find a solution to this overnight." Concluded Rolfo.

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Roberto Rolfo