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Pedrosa wants chassis decision

Dani Pedrosa's chassis choice won't be influenced by the decision of his Repsol Honda team-mates.
Dani Pedrosa says it doesn't matter to him which type of chassis is chosen by Repsol Honda team-mates Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso.

Pedrosa and Stoner are still finding it hard to chose a chassis for the season ahead - and there are now just three days of pre-season testing remaining; tomorrow's final day at Sepang and then the Qatar test.

UPDATE: Stoner is testing two 2011 chassis options, one 'standard' and one 'modified', while Pedrosa has one 2010 and one 'modified' 2011 chassis.

“I tested two chassis options again today. It's hard to say [which is better]. Both give a good feeling and it's hard to have a clear choice,” said Pedrosa, speaking at Sepang on Wednesday evening.

“I have to think about it, because it's a very important decision and I still have no preference,” confirmed the 2010 title runner-up.

Pedrosa, like Stoner, wants to make a decision as soon as possible.

If the Repsol Honda riders choose significantly different chassis designs, it could complicate machine development and reduce the amount of sharable set-up data.

On the other hand, going in a different direction to the others - and making it work - would allow one Repsol rider to gain an advantage over the others. asked Pedrosa if he would take the chassis choice of his team-mates into account when making his own decision - and if he thought it mattered, in terms of development, if the Repsol Honda riders went in different chassis directions this season.

“I don't know, ask HRC! I think this is just a rider's choice. If they offer 'this or this' [chassis option] then I think the decision is up to the feeling of each rider,” replied Pedrosa,

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February 23, 2011 3:26 PM

Don't be a hypocrite Dray. You just smashed Stoner the last 2 days for not making a decision on the chassis so why not slag off Pedrosa? He's been at Honda far longer than Stoner and should have more of a feel between the different chassis don't you think?

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