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MotoGP - Work continues for Fortuna Honda team in Doha - April 9th 2006

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    Marco Melandri worked on the weight distribution in order to improve his feeling with the bike. Together with the Team, the Italian rider found some good solutions that allowed him to be fast and consistent. He made a very fast lap with race tyres (1'55"95) and lapped with a good pace.

    Very positive day also for his team mate Toni Elias who started from the race setting and worked on suspensions in order to improve his pace. The Spaniard leaves Qatar very satisfied for the work done.

    Marco Melandri (1'55"95):

    "Today we did a very good job. We worked on weight distribution and tested some radical solutions that gave us a very positive result. We have found a good base that worked very well on this track and that we will verify on other tracks. I had fun riding and I found a good feeling with the bike. I'm very satisfied because today I could ride with the right feeling. I look forward to the next race, that will take place in Istabul, a track very dear to me."

    Toni Elias (1'56"86):

    "This morning the weather and track conditions were similar to those of the race so that we could confirm the work done during the race weekend. We worked on suspensions in order to improve my pace and I can say that we have done another step forward. I'm very motivated for the next race."

    The MotoGP paddock now has a two and a half week break before the third Grand Prix of the season in Istanbul commences on April 28th.