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Kenny Roberts Sr analyses his prototype´s development

Kenny Roberts Sr analyses his prototype´s development

Kenny Roberts Sr analyses his prototype´s development

Kenny Roberts´ KR211V team continue their steady progress in developing their new prototype. With Honda V5 motors and Kenny Jr, they have a few new additions to the setup for the upcoming World Championship. The American team tried out a new chassis on the final day of the Australian Test, a session which gave them good results and moderately competitive lap times for preseason.

Robert Sr has evaluated the work carried out at Phillip Island, and has pointed the direction the team will take in order to start the season in the best shape possible.

"We have made some progress. The problems we had at Sepang were far less prevalent here at Phillip Island´.

`We didn't get as much track time as we needed because of the rain but we know what we have to do with the bike. We have problems with this prototype braking for the corners and turning in. The chassis needs to be stiffer and we are working on that for the next test, at Sepang in two-weeks. The lap time was good today, only half a second off, I think Kenny Junior was fifth fastest rider on race tyres´.

`But we're kind of disappointed in one way because we had hoped to get more work done. But Kenny is happy with the progress the bike has made. He was fast today. After just 15 laps he was setting good consistent lap times."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, Kurtis Roberts

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