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@motojunky "Why isn't Pedro having these issues?" Umm... He is. We know he is because he has told us he is. He has told us about the chatter and he told us that his rear wet had no grip (because his bike destroyed it) in the latter stages of the Le Mans race, same as Stoner. The Honda has issues related to the how rear grip is being generated. Both factory riders have told us this. I doubt that you are right about Stoner not having his heart in it since his retirement announcement. I'd say he is busting to prove that he's still committed to winning this year. We're both guessing, but that's my guess. Rather than losing heart, I think there's some easily observable (motorsport-based) explanations for his two relatively poor performances since his announcement. Firstly, in Le Mans, the Honda was much harder on the wet rear than the other bikes to the point the rear had no grip in the latter part of the race. In Catal

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