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FASTER THAN LAST YEAR Compared to the last weekend in Qatar, Shinichi Nakatomi has in Australia a better level and can be situated with quicker riders in the field. This is a positive evolution for the races tomorrow. Nakatomi qualified in...

FASTER THAN LAST YEAR

Compared to the last weekend in Qatar, Shinichi Nakatomi has in Australia a better level and can be situated with quicker riders in the field. This is a positive evolution for the races tomorrow.

Nakatomi qualified in 22nd position for this second race of the season, only 8 tenths of a second from the 12th place. The times are rather close and the performance of Nakatomi allows him to be located in an interesting group of riders. It is also important to notice the progress of the Japanese rider compared to last year: 1'35.088 in 2007 and 1'33.833 this year.

David Checa qualified for Superpole with a standard engine with kit parts, provided to his team GMT by MG Competition.

Martial Garcia (team-manager): "We could not find the perfect set up for the chassis because of the bumpy track. The times are very close between the riders. So we have reasonable hopes."

-credit: yzf

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Series World Superbike
Drivers David Checa , Shinichi Nakatomi , Phillip Island