F1 news
+Galerie Foto
+Calendar Competitional
+MotoGp News 2009
+Photo Moto Gp
+MotoGp News
+Photo Album Rally
+Photo Gallery Wrc
+Calendar Competitonal
+Rally Drivers
+Rally Co-Drivers
+Rally Monte-Carlo
+Rally Sweden
+Rally Mexico
+Rally Catalunya
+Rally Corsica
+Rally Argentina
+Rally Sardinia
+Rally Acropolis
+Rally Deutschland
+Rally Nestle Finland
+Rally Japan
+Rally Cyprus
+Rally Turkey
+Rally Australia
+Rally Team
+WRC Rally
+Albums F1 Photo Gallery +Formula 1 Photo Gallery +F1 Sexy Pit Babes Pics
+Calendar Competitonal
+Michael Schumacher F1
+Michael Schumacher
+Goodbye Michael Schumacher
+Formula 1 Pilots
+F1 Team
+F1 Sakhir Circuit
+F1 Sepang Circuit
+F1 Melbourne Circuit
+F1 Imola Circuit
+F1 Nurburgring Circuit
+F1 Barcelona Circuit
+F1 Monaco Circuit
+F1 Silverstone Circuit
+F1 Montreal Circuit
+F1 Indianapolis Circuit
+F1 Magny-cours Circuit
+F1 Hockenheim Circuit
+F1 Hungaroring Circuit
+F1 Istanbul Circuit
+F1 Monza Circuit
+F1 Spa-Francorchamps
+F1 Shanghai Circuit
+F1 Suzuka Circuit
+F1 Interlagos Circuit
+F1 News Arhive
+Formula 1 | F1 2006
+F1 News List
+Katie Price Photo Gallery +Jodie Marsh Pictures
+Photo Gallery
+Calendar Competitonal
+Galerie Foto
+Calendar Competitonal
+Calendar Competitonal
+Galerie Foto
+Photo Gallery
+Calendar Competitonal +Red Bull Romaniacs 2006 +Rally Raid Sitemap
+Galerie Foto
+Calendar Competitonal
+Arhiva Stiri
Big improvement from Nakano
Jerez : Konica Minolta Honda – Day Two
KONICA MINOLTA Honda rider Shinya Nakano qualified in seventh position for tomorrow's Spanish MotoGP race, in a close and exciting qualifying session that saw less than half a second cover the top 12 riders.

On qualifying tyres,
the 29-year-old Japanese rider stormed to a best lap-time of 1'39.632”, meaning that he heads the third row for tomorrow afternoon's MotoGP race.

Gianluca Montiron – Team Manager KONICA MINOLTA Honda
“We are more satisfied than yesterday, that's for sure! I think this result is a combination of Shinya improving and also getting used to the machine and tyre package that he has at his disposal. We're hoping that we're starting to see some of Shinya's huge potential on this new Honda RC212V. It was a very close and exciting qualifying, I think this result has come from a change in riding style from Shinya and he's also starting to gel with the Michelin tyres a little more. We were a little conservative yesterday as we had some things to test, but with a few adjustments Shinya shaved around one second from his lap time on race tyres. We hope we have a good set-up that will allow us to stay with the leaders tomorrow. We also need a good start as Jerez is a hard track to pass at, especially in the first sector.”

Shinya Nakano – Rider, KONICA MINOLTA Honda (54 laps – 1'39.632” – 7th position)
“That was so much better than yesterday! Overnight the Team explained what my problem has been. I think that maybe I was pushing too hard in some areas. From the data and by following some of the top guys I could see that something was missing from my technique with this new 800cc bike. I was losing a little confidence, but then I could see that I was entering the corners way too fast and then as a result I could not get on the throttle early enough. As soon as I stopped trying so hard and relaxed a little the times improved. From 7th on the grid the start will be so important and if I make a start like I've made during practice then we should be able to get away with the top riders.
Race pace will be low 41s I think, so maybe I need to improve by a couple of tenths. I want to have a good race as my father is over from Japan to watch me!”

Giulio Bernardelle – Technical Director, KONICA MINOLTA Honda
“We decided last night to go back to our IRTA test session set-up as that was our only previous reference point and it was a good choice! Shinya was faster from this morning and was also confident again. We realised how to get the best from our technical package and for Shinya this meant not being so aggressive and hard on the brakes and use a little more throttle from mid-corner. Both race tyres have shown good, consistent times in our race simulations and I think the top five or six riders will be around the 1'41.1” bracket and this is Shinya's potential too. Although he wasn't the fastest on race tyres, he was not pushing hard, so the lap times came easy for him, our problem was realising how we could do the lap-time, which we hope we've solved now! The start is essential here, so today we also practised some starts which have shown great improvement. From 7th on the grid, Shinya is on the perfect side of the track for turn one, so we are hopeful that he gets a good start.”
Konica Minolta Honda

     Lorenzo unstoppable at head of 250cc grid
     Pedrosa takes home pole
     Jerez pole for Pasini ahead of title rivals
     Elias shows front row potential for Jerez
     Promising start for Repsol Honda team
     Nakano confident of qualifying comeback
     Rossi and Edwards look for grip, at Jerez
     Kawasaki looking for inspiration at Jerez
     Solid day's work for Suzuki
     Stoner up front again, Capirossi close behind

     Last News at infoRally

     Raliul Deltei castigat de Francois Delcour
     Bottas drove a solid race and Maldonado crashed on Monaco GP
     No points for Sauber on Monaco GP
     Best Sahara Force India result ever on Monaco GP
     Red Bull placed two cars on the podium in Monaco
..::Rally Cars For Sale::..
Anunturi Masini de Vanzare
Adauga Anunt
infoRally RSS
Add to My AOL
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to Google
Custom Search
..:: Game Suggestion ::..

Drive the super fast race cars and see if you could have been or perhaps still can become the world's best racer.
Get It!
..::Rally Newsletter::..
.::info Rally Suggestions::.
.::Car Reviews::.
..::info Rally TOP::..