Gresini Racing Brno test notes 2008-08-18

TEAM SAN CARLO HONDA GRESINI START BRNO TEST WITH NEW HONDA SETTING AND BRIDGESTONE TYRES ON THE AGENDA Alex De Angelis and Shinya Nakano were back on track at Brno today for the first day of tests, which are scheduled to continue for the...

TEAM SAN CARLO HONDA GRESINI START BRNO TEST WITH NEW HONDA SETTING AND BRIDGESTONE TYRES ON THE AGENDA

Alex De Angelis and Shinya Nakano were back on track at Brno today for the first day of tests, which are scheduled to continue for the Japanese rider tomorrow.

Shinya completed 67 laps, focusing mainly on finding the right setting for the 2009 satellite version Honda RC212V he rode in the weekend's Czech Republic Grand Prix.

Alex clocked up 70 laps with the objective of improving his lap times and feeling with the front end of his machine. A long day of hard work alongside the team's engineers and Bridgestone allowed the San Marino rider to improve his lap times from yesterday's race by several tenths.

#56 Shinya Nakano (67 laps -- 1'57''562)

"I'm happy with how the test went today because I improved my lap times from yesterday's race. We worked mainly on the setting today with the objective of finding the right balance for the bike. Over the weekend we only really had two hours to get to know the bike so this morning we tried a few different solutions with the rear and, once we were happy with the base setting, we tested a few tyres and decided which was the best way to go. From here onwards I think we can give Bridgestone the right information to develop tyres for this bike. Tomorrow we have another day to test, gather data and hopefully make some more improvements."

#15 Alex De Angelis (70 laps -- 1'57''826)

"Today we tried some interesting new technical solutions for the set-up of the bike and it was really positive. In fact, I improved my pace by several tenths from yesterday's lap times in the race. The changes made the bike more comfortable for me to ride -- giving me more feeling with the front, which had been a problem during the weekend, and making it more stable."

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Shinya Nakano