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Pedrosa`s Michelin technician - Q&A.

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.

Q:
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?

Patrick Isaaco
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.



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Tired - Unregistered

August 15, 2008 6:59 AM

There's a lot more to tire performance than acceleration, like braking, turning in, turning in while braking, and mid-corner performance. I think people give TC a lot more credit than it deserves.

Oscar - Unregistered

August 14, 2008 11:50 PM

This brings up an interesting thought (please don''t let this degenerate into another Crash ''I hate x rider-fest''): if the electronics diminishes the rider-tyre reaction, which it surely must do, then how does the rider with more intrusive electronics get to feed-back tyre development info? Seems to me that every ''advance'' in the electronics would add another layer of disconnection between the rider and the tyre technicians so surely there''s a chicken-and-egg thing here. That would mean in turn that the bike with less intrusive electronics could have an advantage if the actual racing takes the bikes outside the programmed ''envelope''. Anybody have any rider-personality-free comments?



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