Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentino Rossi: "This test is a good starting point"

The first winter testing session was closed today in Sepang with a day on the weather a bit 'variables. Too hot during the middle afternoon showers and close the work he has done in advance, to 17:25. Nicky Hayden had stopped earlier, around noon, after trying to drive with a bandage very tight left shoulder pain. However, not having the strength to push hard, along with the team, he preferred to give in advance. 

Valentino Rossi instead continued until the arrival of the rain and ended with the fifth fastest time, lowering his performance of a second of yesterday. The Italian said he was satisfied with the first test with the GP12. Valentino Rossi: " In the team we are all happy for these tests as they went, especially today. 2'00 "8 begins to be an interesting time. Both Honda and Yamaha are both still ahead, but we consider this test a starting point. 

The most positive things that we have achieved that now allows me to drive the front a little 'more as I am capable, that the bike reacts well to changes and that we are clear about what we lack. In particular, if we can improve the behavior of the bike under acceleration we can make a significant step forward. I know Ducati's work has never stopped and now with the information collected will continue to work on areas that we identified. 

Even if we might take a while ', it is true that from now until the first race there is still time. We need to grow and so we with your feet on the ground but I'm happy with how it went . " Nicky Hayden: " Obviously I would have liked to shoot more because in the end I can not say that to me was a real test. But every day I did a little 'speed and at least I had a feeling on the bike first, we picked up a bit' of data and we learned a few things. Even with a limited time on the track, every day we have been able to make little progress. 

The Ducati this bike has done something amazing in a short time. The GP12 is lean, beautiful to see and we are working well. The power is good and the front works well but with more horses we have to find ways to manage to improve the rear-wheel drive. The set-up changes we made ​​seem to be going in the right direction, now I just have to get back in shape . "


Related Post

Digg Google Bookmarks reddit Mixx StumbleUpon Technorati Yahoo! Buzz DesignFloat Delicious BlinkList Furl