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Roberts Jr "assuming test rider role"

Roberts Jr 'assuming test rider role'

Roberts Jr "assuming test rider role"

Kenny Roberts Jr, fourth at the Gaulouises Grand Prix Ceske Republiky, continued to push himself yesterday at the first day of tests in Brno, assuming a role more akin to a specialist test rider as he gathered data for engineers.

"Yesterday we were more or less a test team. We worked on the new chassis, which puts the rider in a different position. The fuel deposit is smaller, although we have raised it a little. We have also been working on rear end settings and on a selection of Michelin tyres. Basically we have the original chassis but with new material that we have profiled throughout the season."

"You could say that we are on the road to next season in some respects. I felt better on the bike than I did during the race, it was more comfortable and the times were faster, so it has been a positive day for us."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, GAULOISES GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY

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