Second day of testing at Sepang
Action goes on at Sepang, Malaysia, for the first test session of the 2007 season, in preparation of World Championship.
Today the Honda Gresini riders focused on the best possible base line to work from and started an intense tyre
programme together with the Bridgestone technicians.
MARCO MELANDRI (76 laps, 2.03.253):
“It was a demanding day. The temperatures were very high and we worked no stop to finish today's programme. We struggled a bit in the morning but in the end we find a solution that I like. We tested different set up solutions and studied the geometry of the bike before starting to test tyres. I'm quite satisfied , the clutch has improved and I have a better feeling now. Tomorrow we will focus on tyre testing. I'm confident,.I see the Honda Engineers and the Bridgestone technicians very motivated”.
TONI ELIAS (75 laps, 2.04.124):
“Today we focused on tyre testing without making too many changes on chassis and suspensions. We tested many variations, rear tyres and front tyres, in order to find the right solution for the Honda- Bridgestone package. It has been a tough day but I'm happy and confident. At this moment of the year is important to work step by step, because we need to understand how the new bike works with these new tyres. Tomorrow we will continue the tyre testing while in Australia we will go back working on the setting of the bike”.