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Extended session gives Checa time to evaluate

Extended session gives Checa time to evaluate

Extended session gives Checa time to evaluate

Carlos Checa only managed five full laps of the Sepang circuit yesterday but made up as much time as possible by running a marathon 80-lap stint today. The LCR team worked with various changes to the steering head angle to give Carlos a better feeling from the front tyre when he tipped the RCV into the corners. He also feels a need to improve the seating position by moving the seat back and possibly changes to the fuel tank for him to be more comfortable on the machine.

"Yesterday was my first time on the bike but in five laps I learned nothing," said the Spaniard. "Today we worked on front end to try and find a better feeling going into the corners. We tried different off-sets because the front felt a little heavy. With those changes we needed to test tyres to check the character of this bike using these tyres. In the past two years I have used both Bridgestone and Dunlop tyres so I have to learn all about the new generation of Michelin tyres. We have to clarify the good and not so good features of the machine for the engineers to work the best way before we test here again in January."

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MotoGP, 2006

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