Both riders feel at ease
Positive start for the Gresini Honda riders.
Shinya Nakano, at his second year with Honda, tested focused on Bridgestone tyres, while for his team mate Ales de Angelis, 23 years old, was the debut on a motogp bike.
positive feeling and look forward to continue testing tomorrow.
SHINYA NAKANO (8TH , 46 laps, 1'33"901, 46 ):
"I'm very satisfied of today's testing, it's only the first day but I got positive impressions. We focused on testing and I'm impressed by the feeling with the rear tyre, the grip is excellent. We suffered a bit from chattering on the front end. We changed tyre and the feeling improved. Tomorrow we will test another tyre and we will see the difference. At the moment we haven't worked with the set up so we don't know if this chattering depends from the tyre or the setting. I'm still not confident so I lapped trying to understand the bike and the tyres without pushing too much. I'm very happy with the team, I feel supported".
ALEX DE ANGELIS (13 TH , 47 laps, 1'34"471):
"I'm very happy. I confess that I was excited and a bit nervous before going on track. It was my first time on a motogp bike. Once I went on track, the tension went way and I felt much more comfortable. I appreciated a lot the power and the electronic of the RC212V, in particular I like the feeling when I get on the gas. I still have a lot to learn, in particular I need to charge more the front, otherwise the bike wheelies and I have to get used with the feeling with carbon brake. Everything is new for me but today it seemed easier that what I expected. I'm very happy of my new team, I feel at ease".