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Daytona: U.S. Supersport Wednesday quotes

Pro Honda Oils U.S. Supersport Wednesday morning practice Jamie Hacking (No. 2 Blimpie Yoshimura Suzuki) "Everything feels pretty good. This early it doesn't mean much, but it feels good to give these guys the message that I'm ready to go. I've...

Pro Honda Oils U.S. Supersport
Wednesday morning practice

Jamie Hacking (No. 2 Blimpie Yoshimura Suzuki) "Everything feels pretty good. This early it doesn't mean much, but it feels good to give these guys the message that I'm ready to go. I've been on the bike a lot. We did some testing last week at Fontana (California Speedway). It was just a shakedown run, but it helps having seat time. The track was kind of green this morning with the wind and the cool temperatures. You'll see the times dropping in the next session."

Miguel Duhamel (No. 17 American Honda) "It was a cold track so I was being pretty cautious out there. Going into the second horseshoe there are three new patches and I noticed a couple of new painted lines and things like that. I'll have to change my line in a few places."

Jimmy Filice (No. 165 Corbin Kawasaki) (This is Filice's first race week on a Supersport bike. He is a three-time AMA 250 Grand Prix champion.) "I'm just trying to run around and get the feel for it. The first session we ran the B-bike. In the next session we'll run the A-bike and try to get with the program. We're a little off right now, but things should be good."

Biggest difference from riding a 250GP to the Supersport machine

Mainly it's just the engine braking. On the 250 you carry a little more corner speed and entry speed. The handling is good on the Kawasaki. The last time I road raced a four-stroke was 1988 so it's been quite awhile. I got sixth in the 200 back then and I had never road raced a four-stroke at that point. Mystrategy is to work towards the race on Friday. We accept what we do here and then keep pounding forward for the championship just like last year."

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Drivers Miguel Duhamel , Jamie Hacking