Loris Capirossi and Rizla Suzuki team-mate Chris Vermeulen both think they'll comfortably improve their pace during day two of the San Marino Grand Prix.
The pair finished Friday practice in eighth and 14th respectively, with Capirossi expecting a substantial chassis gain on Saturday.
"The problem we have here today is that - like in Indy - we only have one new chassis and I decided to use the new one with a different geometry on the front and that meant we didn't have time to change it during the session - so we had to keep it the same for the whole hour,” explained Loris. “We will certainly try something different tomorrow and this is a really important step to try and get the best feeling from the bike and that should make us go a lot quicker. I think that it is quite easy to improve on my time tomorrow"
Vermeulen's practice pace was limited by braking problems.
"The session started well as I worked with the setting from last year which we knew was fast and I felt very comfortable with the set-up,” began the Australian. “Just after halfway I jumped on the other bike and suffered with some braking set-up issues that we spent the rest of the session trying to solve.
“That was all a bit disappointing because it meant I never got the chance to get up to speed with the different setting, but it did feel like I could have gone a lot quicker if it hadn't have been for the problem. I am sure the guys will have everything working fine for tomorrow and we'll be able to find a lot more time,” he added.