MotoGP » Dovizioso fastest in wet Valencia warm-up

Andrea Dovizioso fastest during wet warm-up for the season-ending Valencia MotoGP.

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Ed - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 10:57 AM

Right there with you ammar! It's always in the wet when bike's mean less. It all Comes down to feeling. Trutsting your bike and knowing how to handle the gas. Stoner used to be superb in the wet but with years passing he lost his touch trusting more on the electronics rather than his feeling.

Hutch yikes - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 11:07 AM

Vali does try hard the people that say he has lost it are sitting in armchairs Casey has not lost his wet weather ability 'he will be missed pity he could not control his mouth as much as much as he controls a Motogp bike he would of been a legend

GixxerOWNS - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 12:34 PM

MR X.....Personally i think it HAS to be something to do with the dry bridgestone rubber simply not working with the characteristics of the desmo.
Surely they have tried all kinds of forks, springs,preload,damping, rebound etc etc and the feel is still not coming through.
I did some track days a few years back where i had replaced everything on my zx7rr i had then and usually the zx was sweet handling practically straight away for the rack however i was very unsure of the bike due to the feelings of it. After the wkend i went away thinking whats wrong with this POS so the following weekend i took some michelin rubber to replace my "then" pirelli's and boy i was near on 3 seconds on my own lap times quicker. I had tried everything from forks etc etc and changed tyre pressures over and over etc. The feel from the miches was INSTANT! Just goes to show. :) That was my personal experience anyway.

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