I've been studying Jorge and Valentino and they sit very still on the bike and are able to ride in one position and don't have to change that. Right now I feel I have to move round on the bike to be searching for something. All that moving around makes the machine more unsettled and there is your tenth in every single corner, which over 15 corners puts you one and a half seconds back.
This is not where this bike's limit is, but unfortunately right now we are not unlocking the key to the package. If you are nearly crashing while one and a half seconds off the pace it means that something is not right. If I was not having any moments and just riding slow I would my hands up, but when you are that far off the pace and still having crashes and big moments something is wrong.
We are not at the limit of the Motorcycle but at the limit of the package, but on Monday there were some hopeful signs.
We came back more towards my base setting with some specific changes for the track. I changed the riding position and that definitely helped me. Maybe not so much on new tyres but definitely on worn tyres and with a full fuel load because more of my weight was over the rear.
I also tried the new Bridgestone hard tyre and they have done a great job and I am really impressed with the performance of it. I am excited to try it in the future because normally we can't use the hard tyre because of edge grip, so they have taken a good step forward
I'm confident we've found the key to unlock the package the bike deserves and Aragon will give us a real indication we are heading in the right direction with five races to go - fingers crossed big style.