MotoGP » Pedrosa second, bemoans chatter issues

'We had a lot of chattering this afternoon and it was very difficult to get a clean lap as in some areas the bike was chattering too much' - Dani Pedrosa

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professor-x - Unregistered

October 20, 2012 11:47 AM

the grip is what causes the chatter, at 4pm if there is less grip, there will be less chatter (at least with the problem Bridgestones) other imbalances can occur, but what faces the Honda's front end is too much grip causing the tires to become unstable at high rotational velocities, causing an undulating force (my theory.)

Yamaha has in my theory a lower load on the front tire, they do not create the same effect but they do work the rear tire a bit harder, so they will have less rear tire performance by the end of the race, hence Dani beating Jorge over race distance, Ducati have very little loading in the front (end washouts) and they chew up their rears, too far backwards in loading bias.

Although Ducati seem to be adjusting this with their new swingarms/geometry/etc.... Hopefully they get enough study on next years tires so they can get with in the window, and still be able to build a manageable/better handling bike.

Rocko - Unregistered

October 20, 2012 12:29 PM

Blaming the bike every time he gets outperformed is what I lost respect for Pedrosa.

Being humble and recognizing others are simply faster than you seems to be more of a Lorenzo thing in Motogp.

LawrenceNunn - Unregistered

October 20, 2012 2:06 PM

If I'm honest, I think Dani should just concentrate on trying to win all of the remaining races this season, and just put the championship to the back of his mind.

If only it wasn't for that fool Barbera, this could've been a really exciting finale to the season.

Still, this recent run of form puts Dani in a great position for next season, Marquez is just an unknown quantity...

WPranata26 - Unregistered

October 20, 2012 2:20 PM

No LawrenceNunn
According to the armchair experts on this site, next year Lorenzo will walk away easily with the championship and HRC are a bunch of idiot as they didn't sign Rossi to stop Lorenzo. Pedrosa doesn't even deserve a ride in MotoGP. And still, according to them, Marques will easily beat a fully fit Pedrosa next year (something that even the great Stoner can't do)

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