Team San Carlo Honda Gresini completed their second and final day of testing at Brno yesterday, with only Shinya Nakano taking to the track - Alex De Angelis having completed his test programme on Monday.
The Japanese rider has made the most of two days of
sunshine to accumulate experience on the new Honda RC212V, the satellite version 2009 machine that he debuted during the Czech Republic Grand Prix.
After completing 67 laps on Monday, Shinya clocked up another 27 today and ended the session fifth fastest overall with a best lap of 1'57”559.
“Today we were able to carry out more set-up work on the RC212V, which we still don't completely know. The dry track time yesterday and today has allowed me to build up my confidence with the bike – I had a good race here at Brno on Sunday but we hadn't had enough time to adapt it completely to my riding style. The objective of this test was to find something more suited to our demands and we managed that – everything went as planned”, he commented. “At the end we were able to do some tyre tests with the Bridgestone technicians, testing two new types of compound.
I didn't do as many laps today because after the race weekend and a long first day of the test the tiredness started to kick in. Other than that I'm happy and confident about the next race at Misano!”