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Herring analyses mixed day for Honda riders

Herring analyses mixed day for Honda riders

Although Dani Pedrosa will line up on the front row of the grid for tomorrow's race at Istanbul Park, Honda experienced a mixed day with their MotoGP riders.

Although Dani Pedrosa will line up on the front row of the grid for tomorrow's race at Istanbul Park, Honda experienced a mixed day with their MotoGP riders. Chris Herring from the Japanese factory gave his verdict on the day's events to motogp.com, and noted that there was still some untapped potential in the RC212V.

"At the moment the most important thing is for the riders to find their style on the bike. You have to remember that it is the only completely new machine on the grid, and that all the riders are working out whether they should adapt their style or work with feedback to change things round completely," he noted.

With no rider having more experience than the rest on the 800cc machine, testing is something of a longer process for the Honda riders. As Herring notes, the natural scheme of things means that the factory riders will inevitably give the majority of the input.

"Obviously the Repsol Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and Nicky Hayden will receive things first, and based around what they want from the bike. They're still trying to find the style that works best for them, and we won't really be giving them too much more power in the tests until they feel comfortable. The bike is probably operating at about 80% of its full potential now."

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MotoGP, 2007, GRAND PRIX OF TURKEY

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