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Stoner confident of chatter improvement

"Now we've got one [area of chatter] under control so hopefully it'll be easier to understand and fix the front. When you've got both [front and rear chatter] happening at the same time it can be complicated."

Stoner, who won last year's wet Silverstone race stated that there is nothing better about the new tyre from his perspective.

Even Pedrosa, known for choosing his words carefully, had been publicly critical of the tyre change, calling it 'unsafe and unfair to Honda'.

“I haven't spoken to Dani about it, but we knew from when we first tested those tyres that it just wasn't going to work with our bike," said Stoner. "Things weren't good. We told Bridgestone, everybody from the beginning. But they didn't seem to care.

“A few other people like it and obviously the CRTs seem to enjoy it more, for exactly the reasons that we don't enjoy it. It is softer in the casing. It squishes a lot more, there's a lot more movement in the middle of the corner and on the brakes. We just don't find anything good about it.

“I did expect the comments from Dani. Even if he didn't complain about it in the past it was just a matter of time. The more time you spend on the tyre. I don't think I'll be the only one complaining as the season goes on. We'll just have to try to work around it if we can.”

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3GyroSlider - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 2:02 AM

Casey... your comment that Motogp is just a business is blatantly obvious. This tyre manipulation is a smack in the face of all Motogp fans. We want to see the best performing at their best. Not a blatant manipulation to deliver up Spanish champ for the majority of the money spending motogp followers, the Spanish. Are the Spanish so stupid that they would cheer Jorge on when undeniable talent has been dealt a blow just for the sake of appearances and money... the truth is the biggest loser. Motogp has always been a big facade but now the fakeness is being rubbed in our faces. When you retire Casey... I will lose interest in this fake circus.

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