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Stoner unhappy with start to Brno weekend

Casey Stoner ends the opening day at Brno behind team-mate Dani Pedrosa, but - crucially - ahead of Jorge Lorenzo.
Casey Stoner has expressed a disappointment with his start to the 2011 Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno, claiming he isn't happy with various issues on the Repsol Honda.

The Australian says he is suffering with a 'vague' front-end and a lack of rear grip, though he was still fast enough to land second in both free practice sessions, behind team-mate Dani Pedrosa, but ahead of key rival Jorge Lorenzo.

Nonetheless, having ended his weekend at Laguna Seca in perfect style, Stoner is hopeful a solution to the problems on the RC212V can be found in time for qualifying.

“Today hasn't been that positive to be honest, we seem to be having a similar start to our weekend in Laguna and aren't sure which direction to take at the moment. The feeling in the front is very vague, our corner entry and mid-turn isn't that great. We also need to find a lot more grip in the rear as I'm struggling on the edge of the tyre and exit of the corner.

“We have a long way to go before I feel happy with the set up and there are many areas we can improve, so tomorrow we will be trying a lot of different things on both bikes and prepare as best we can for qualifying.”

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August 12, 2011 7:44 PM

As usual, people have no idea what they're talking about. Remember that Stoner has never ridden an 800 Honda around this track. Dani has, lots of times. You can't expect someone to have a perfect setup right from the get-go. I'm sure Pedrosa isn't 100% satisfied with his bike either. Have people already forgotten the start of the Laguna weekend?

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