WSBK-bound Marco Melandri has revealed that his lack of confidence in the front end of his Gresini Honda means overtaking on the brakes is virtually impossible.

"I haven't made a pass on the brakes since the start of the season - I can only overtake in direction changes and that shows something is wrong because I have always been a late braker but right now I can't," said the Italian, after finishing ninth in last Sunday's Aragon round.

"I am really disappointed because things are not improving and we need a little help from Honda because I can't do anything on my own."

Melandri has signed to ride for Yamaha in World Superbike next year, with his seat at Gresini expected to be taken by factory exile Andrea Dovizioso.

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