Mugello, station four for Aoyama & Co.
The first working day at the Mugello International Circuit brought some little problems for Hiroshi Aoyama and the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team, but was still better than the first day in Le Mans two weeks ago. The improvements the team has made may not be very clear for outsiders regarding the 15th place of today, but the 28 years old Japanese can notice that it went better than in Le Mans on the first day and is confident that soon also people outside the team can see that they are improving.
The Toscana racetrack in Mugello is very demanding and is difficult for bike and rider, but Aoyama will do his best to keep the improvements up and will try to get the best possible starting position for the Gran Premio d'Italia in tomorrow's qualifying.
Hiroshi Aoyama, 15 -- 1'52.399:
"My first impression was better today than on the first day in Le Mans. We made some quite big changes on the bike, but we still have to work on that. The new set up is positive, but it still is not perfect. It doesn't work as smooth as I expected and we have to continue to try to get the best out of the machine."
Daniel Epp, Team Manager:
"We didn't reach our target today. I am not quite satisfied with the result. We wanted to be more in front from the beginning this weekend, but it didn't work out at the end. There is a lot to do for tomorrow."