Honda Quotes From Valencia

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
Castrol Honda's Tady Okada and Colin Edwards recorded the third and fifthbest lap times respectively after two days of World Superbike pre-seasontesting at the Valencia circuit in Spain on Sunday and Monday.

After Monday's closing action - the final testing before the series getsunder way at Valencia on March 11 - Okada was in optimistic mood. TheJapanese rider commented: "I'm not happy with the lap time, I wanted to befaster but in general I'm happy."Read on for more quotes from Tady and Edwards...

He continued: "Despite the rain it's been a good test with no major problemsand I'm really looking forward to getting the championship started. We trieda Michelin race tire today which was good and I'm still looking at the finersuspension settings."

Reigning world champion Colin Edwards found himself working harder than heanticipated during the two days but was happy with the final outcome.

Edwards said: "I'm happy enough. I did struggle through the firstday-and-a-half and had that crash on Sunday but we made some changes to themachine at lunchtime today and it was much better.

"We set the machine up as we had it in Oschersleben last year and it workeda treat, it means losing a little bit of rear traction but that lap timecame. And my best lap came on a race tire not a qualifier, that's alwayspleasing."

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