Performance improvements in qualifying for the Le Mans MotoGP
May 17th, 2014
Just finished qualifying in Le Mans, we had a pretty good qualifying considering yesterday was a bit difficult, its been quite cool here in the mornings and the lap times have been quite difficult to get up to speed and to understand the Bridgestone tyres. In the second practice yesterday we lost a lot of time, we had a problem with both bikes, we started one bike and it stopped while warming it up, we went to the other one and it had a crack in the swingarm so we lost about 25 minutes which was valuable time in the hot conditions. Coming into today we made quite a few changes and the bike felt better. I could get in a good rhythm, its been a while since I could find that rhythm so I’m pretty happy to feel more comfortable on the bike . In qualifying we lacked a bit of rear grip and I was spinning off the corners so I lost quite a bit of time coming onto the back straight and the front straight but we had a couple of guys behind us and I’m in the battle with the guys we need to be battling with. Tomorrow’s going to be a long race, its quite physical around here with not a lot of breathing time, we’ll change a few things tonight to try to make the bike easier to ride over distance. Click here for the full video. 
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17th place finish in the Jerez MotoGP race just missing out on points
May 4th, 2014
So here we are in Jerez, it was not the easiest race, I ran off the track on the first lap so I had to play catch up. My pace was better than Argentina I felt like I was better on the bike and quicker but we still need to find some time on the track and more time on the bike will help. I need to understand more about the bike and the tyres during the race, it was quite hot today. Its the first race back in Europe, there was a massive crowd, they’re so passionate about the sport, it’s a good feeling to race in front of so many people. We need to keep Improving, we got a test tomorrow, I’ve got a lot of things I want to try, during sessions we haven’t got enough time to test to get up to speed. I feel we’re making steps we just need to close the gap to the other guys so I can run with them in the race. Anyway roll l on the test tomorrow and hopefully we can be ready for Le Mans. Click here to watch the full video. 

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Still working on bike set up for Jerez qualifying
May 3rd, 2014
It wasn’t the easiest qualifying this weekend, we tried a lot of things, we’re trying to make the bike better over race distance as we struggled in the last race. Basically we lifted the bike quite a bit and tried to make a bit more transfer to make the bike a bit easier to ride and create a bit more grip. I think the bike improved a bit but in the qualifying we’re not where we thought we would be, to be honest we’re about half a second from a good pace. We got some good ideas for warm up tomorrow, we’re gonna meet in the middle with the bike and see if that works, fingers crossed that’ll be better. I got a few race tyres to choose from, I got a softer tyre for the rear but tomorrow we have to make a decision if we go with that, I think it could be an advantage. I think there’ll be a battle and hopefully I can be in the battle, the times are quite close so let’s see what happens. Click here to see the full video

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