Pedrosa caught out by ‘excessive’ Michelin wear
Dani Pedrosa was rueing what could have been in Sunday’s race at Aragon, after suffering from what rubber manufacturer Michelin later deemed to be ‘excessive’ wear to his front tyre during the race.
Looking likely to return to the podium for the second successive GP despite starting back in seventh thanks to a qualifying crash, the Spaniard’s hopes were dashed after struggling for much of the race with what may have been a defective tyre.
He said afterwards: “There was an issue with the front tyre, something went wrong and I had lot of vibration on the edge. I tried to keep the rhythm but it was so difficult to race with the feeling of both the rear and front.
“I was trying to understand if it was the track or something else but for me it was clearly a big problem. The rear tyre didn’t make its full potential and on the front there was a problem. Obviously it was very bad feeling to race like this after last weekend. All I could do was finish the race. I couldn’t do any better in these conditions.”
Once he’d caught Rossi, Marc – in typical fashion – pulled the pin
Dani suffered from bad vibrations