MO­TOGP ‘At Jerez I felt good with the tyres, then bang, no warn­ing, I crashed’

SEA­SON PRE­VIEW

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front is a lit­tle worse. So this year the cor­ner­ing lines will be more nat­u­ral, more like a nor­mal bike; the Bridge­stone lines were very par­tic­u­lar. Now we need to learn a dif­fer­ent way to brake and en­try and we will use less an­gle, es­pe­cially in fast cor­ners, with less el­bow on the ground, but the rid­ing po­si­tion we use is very sim­i­lar. What we re­ally need is to un­der­stand what the Miche­lin needs from the bike to al­low us to load the front cor­rectly.”

6Fuel tank ca­pac­ity

Ev­ery rider is now us­ing the same amount of fuel, with tank ca­pac­ity set across the board at 22 litres. That’s a com­pro­mise be­tween the 20 litres that Honda and Yamaha raced with in 2015 and the 24 litres avail­able to Open class rid­ers.

Miche­lin have had their work cut out keep­ing the key Mo­togp teams happy Miche­lin have been evolv­ing the tyre with new com­pounds and con­struc­tions Cal’s look­ing happy and he’s been go­ing well on the new Miche­lin rubber

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