SHINICHI ITO - 18th 1'49.673
"Today I returned to the MotoGP Paddock after four years away, it's a very special atmosphere that I like very much. I would like to thank everyone at Honda and I'm very happy to work again with my team manager Taddy, all the mechanics who I have known for a long time and especially HRC President, Suzuki san and HRC Executive Vice-President, Nakamoto san. I really appreciate that they came into the box to give me their comment, it meant a lot to me. After two sessions I'm more confident with 800 machine and I get a better feeling lap by lap but at this moment my lap time on the MotoGP machine is slower than my best lap time with a Superbike. Today I made almost two second progress from FP1 to FP2, but tomorrow I will try to make another step".