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Free Practice Cut Short At Aragon

Marco Simoncelli, San Carlo Honda Gresini
Marco Simoncelli, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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The high-tech world of MotoGP was brought to a grinding halt today as a simple power shortage cut short the day's activity at Aragon. This morning's opening session went ahead uninterrupted but the lights went out just before the second practice in the afternoon, leading to its eventual cancellation, with more time allocated to the riders tomorrow morning.

Marco Simoncelli (4th 1’ 50” 893) “The cancellation of a practice session due to a power shortage here at Aragon certainly doesn't look good for a World Championship. The clearly need to look into it and make sure that things are repaired and that it doesn't happen again. Unfortunately we can't really draw too many conclusions from just an hour on track but things didn't go badly, other than a few small problems in braking and with corner speed. We are lacking rear grip and the tyre goes off after just a few laps. I still think the rubber available to us is too soft and that's a worry for the race. We also have to work on fuel consumption. Overall this afternoon's cancellation was not what we needed.”

Hiroshi Aoyama (10th 1’ 51” 859 ) ”The cancellation of this afternoon's session is definitely not a good thing. We tried some things this morning and did some work with the set-up and my feeling was pretty good, even though Aragon is not an easy circuit. Tyre wear is unpredictable and making the right choice for the race will be crucial.”

Fausto Gresini “There is not much to say after just one session. It didn't go badly but we will have a lot of work to do in the extra time available to us tomorrow. The big problem right now is tyre wear over race distance so we'll be working on making the right choice tomorrow.”

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Marco Simoncelli , Hiroshi Aoyama
Tags aoyama, gresini racing, honda, simoncelli