Pramac Honda Team undergo non-stop tyre tests at Le Mans
There's no letting up: with engines still boiling after Sunday´s action, Makoto Tamada and the Pramac Honda Team completed the tests on new Bridgestone tyres they hadn't been able to try out during last week's races.
Changeable weather conditions over the weekend made it impossible to work exclusively on ´dry´ tyres.
Last Friday, even though they knew the weather would quite probably change, team technicians opted for tried and tested solutions to get the best lap time and were able to experiment with only a few of the new Bridgestone models they had taken to France. Today's trials therefore carried extreme importance for the forthcoming Italian Grand Prix.
Makoto Tamada tested no fewer than 22 different compounds over 81 laps and found two to his liking. Even though track conditions were not ideal due to remaining damp after Sunday´s thunderstorm, the Japanese rider clocked up a speed one tenth of a second faster than he posted in the qualifying session last Friday.