US GP: Interwetten qualifying report

Right direction with the Set up of the RC212V found The qualifying for tomorrow's Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was much better than the second free practice this morning for the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team. Alex de...

Right direction with the Set up of the RC212V found

The qualifying for tomorrow's Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was much better than the second free practice this morning for the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team. Alex de Angelis, who is replacing the injured Hiroshi Aoyama until he is back fully recovered, had his difficulties with the unpredictable character of the Honda RC212V, but he is getting to grips with the 2010 version of the MotoGP Bike.

After he was shaken very hard again during this morning's second free practice the problem seems to be almost forgotten during the qualifying in the afternoon and De Angelis could concentrate on riding the bike. Despite this improvement the team still has a lot of work to do before the 32 laps of the race tomorrow. If the direction stays to go upwards as it did in the qualifying, the chance to collect some championship points is not bad.

Alex de Angelis, 16 -- 1'23.226:
"I had many problems this morning, because the bike was not right in any way, especially with the front I had problems. But in the qualifying we found a solution, mainly the problem with the grip was almost solved. Then I was nearly 1.5 seconds faster straight away and that is great. Of course we have to continue like this and improve more, but I am happy that the direction is the right one. At the end of the session I really started to have fun riding the bike. It is not enough yet and we still have a lot to do, but I am much more satisfied than I was yesterday."

Daniel M. Epp, Team Manager:
"The practice did not go as I expected today, fortunately it improved a bit during qualifying. There is still a lot of work to do for us with the settings and I hope that we will find a solution to solve the remaining problems before tomorrow's race."

-source: interwetten

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Alex de Angelis , Hiroshi Aoyama