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"As for the tyres, the front tyre seems to be working quite well here but we have some problems at the moment with the rear, especially in acceleration," revealed Rossi, the fastest Michelin rider on Friday. "After a few laps the grip is less and then when you open the gas the bike is sliding quite a lot. This was the main problem we were trying to fix throughout the day, and one of the things we did was to make a small change to the parameters of the traction control. This seemed to help and in the last ten minutes this afternoon we felt some improvement and the situation was better.
"Regarding the set-up, we have also worked on the mapping and engine braking; I still have a couple of corners where the engine braking needs to be improved in order to give me enough confidence when I'm coming into the corner.
"I hope that the weather will be good tomorrow because at the moment the track is quite slippery and in places it's tricky to ride," he concluded.
Team-mate Colin Edwards also struggled with grip issues and was only 13th fastest.
"My main problem today was basically that I didn't have much grip," stated the Texan. "We've tested pretty much all the tyres we have available to us but we haven't yet been able to find a solution that enables me to ride the bike how I want to. I improved a tiny bit this afternoon but everyone else improved a lot more! It's frustrating but I have faith in the team and I am sure we will come up with something tomorrow."
No more mod listing, shits is STILL too long
03 600RR > 04 1000RR > 06 R6V > 05 600RR > 06 R1 > 09 1000RR > 10 RSV4R :gun: