NAKANO AND DE ANGELIS WORK ON BRIDGESTONE QUALIFERS AT MISANO TEST Team San Carlo Honda Gresini were back on track at the Misano circuit yesterday for a test session with both riders, who concentrated principally on Bridgestone's qualifying ...
NAKANO AND DE ANGELIS WORK ON BRIDGESTONE QUALIFERS AT MISANO TEST
Team San Carlo Honda Gresini were back on track at the Misano circuit yesterday for a test session with both riders, who concentrated principally on Bridgestone's qualifying tyres.
Shinya Nakano completed 53 laps and was the faster of the two, ending the day second on the overall time sheets. The Japanese rider declared himself happy with the work done together with the team and after gathering plenty of data he is confident that the hard work will bear fruit in the next race at Indianapolis.
Alex De Angelis also worked closely with the team and Bridgestone with the objective of improving his qualifying performances, an area he feels has plenty of room for improvement.
#56 Shinya Nakano (53 laps -- 1'35''446)
"Yesterday's work was focused on testing different types of qualifying tyres and I'm happy because we've found the right direction to follow. I'm sure we've given Bridgestone useful information for the next Grand Prix. We had a few problems in the last race so we completed a few laps on a variety of race tyres and the situation improved. Obviously we'll have to adapt our findings to the conditions we find in the USA for the race at Indianapolis but either way I'm sure the data we've gathered will help us to improve."
#15 Alex De Angelis (41 laps -- 1'36''120)
"Yesterday we focused on qualifying tyres and practice starts because at the moment they are the two areas we need to improve on the most and where we need to work. I have to say that with regard to the tyres Bridgestone gave us we found a better feeling and the bike performed better. We definitely have to keep working and I'm sure that the data we've given Bridgestone will allow them to come up with new material that should help us even more. I'm also happy with the practice starts -- they were probably my best of the season."