Dani Pedrosa has a fluid riding style, although contrary to what people think about his [light] weight, he always requests quite hard tyres since he has a tendency to request tyres that last. This is because he likes to maintain stability and he doesn't only think of the ease. Even if the tyre is a little hard, he is aware that if it can give him a better race performance he should use it. Contrary to what many people think we do not use the softest tyres.
Dani has only raced the valve-spring RCV engine so far this year. If he opted to join team-mate Nicky Hayden
on the pneumatic-valve engine, what would be the main differences in terms of tyres?
Nicky Hayden is already using the new bike and he doesn't use different tyres since at this moment in time I don't believe that there is a big difference. At this level the two engines are very similar, and with the miles that Nicky has ridden we have not made any special developments.