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"The chatter is a little better, we made another small improvement but we'll need to check it tomorrow in some more consistent conditions" - Casey Stoner.

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JOHN - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 6:41 PM

The wet weather is good as otherwise racing is too predictable. Last year Colin Edwards pulled off a shock win just a week after breaking his collar bone (and the usual op to fix it) Maybe we will see Cal Crutchlow win this year. All ok as long as the race goes on at all (should it rain) as the days of wet racing are almost numbered (on safety grounds)

dacron

June 15, 2012 6:44 PM
Last Edited 804 days ago

he is defiantly trying to fix the bikes problems.
watching the practice in slow mo you could see the bike shaking with chatter , he goes straight back to the box and comes out nearly 15 mins later and the slow mo showed very little shaking.
all this working on fixing chatter is costing a lot of track practice.

@john.
i must of missed last years race as i simply have no recollection of col winning silverstone last year.

Realist

June 15, 2012 7:05 PM
Last Edited 804 days ago

@ dacron

That's because Edwards DIDN'T win last year. That's how you know that people regurgitate stuff that they read here. In fact, he has never WON a GP race. He did podium in 2011 though (his 3rd place finish at Silverstone).

Codger

June 15, 2012 7:48 PM

@ dacron
'all this working on fixing chatter is costing a lot of track practice.'
Not sure I understand, Casey only ever completes a few laps in practice anyway. Little Dani could do without the chatter as well and when they get it sorted Yam riders will know they're in a race.

dacron

June 15, 2012 9:01 PM

@Codger.
yeah its true that he only does 3 lap stints , but lately he is spending longer periods in the box while his team keep trying new things .
they are stabbing in the dark too much without a sure direction to hammer out.
its time that could be used to center on the perfect set up , instead they have spent some sessions this year putting the bike out of sync to try making the chatter worse to try find a direction to take it and fix it , all the while other teams are concentrating on a perfect race set up.
so thats what i was referring to.

nealio

June 15, 2012 9:43 PM

Perhaps now that the softer "33" type is standard Bridgestone will release some to Repsol so they can have a test day with good track conditions to address the chatter and related tire issues. They haven't had much good testing weather so far this year have they?

JOHN - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 10:28 PM

@ Dacron

Yes ok, Colin Edwards raced 2 weeks after breaking his collar bone at Silverstone and not 1 week as I thought. Point being he DID also win British GP at Silverstone. Cannot make out how people (incl @ Realist) do not know this. Look it up for yous selves. Cal Crutchlow is now riding that bike Edwards had. So with wet weather who's to say Cal wont win...

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