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Hayden and Pedrosa positive about post-GP testing

Hayden and Pedrosa positive about post-GP testing

Both Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa were on track yesterday at Montmelo to continue their development work onboard the Honda RC212V, with both riders focusing on tyre and chassis work at the Spanish track.

Both Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa were on track yesterday at Montmelo to continue their development work onboard the Honda RC212V, with both riders focusing on tyre and chassis work at the Spanish track. Ever-dedicated, the reigning World Champion will stay on for what is sure to be another day of extended testing tomorrow, whilst his team-mate concluded his work yesterday. Hayden customarily puts in as much track time as possible, whilst Pedrosa normally keeps his post-Grand Prix action to a solitary day.

The duo experienced different problems in what was otherwise a positive day of testing, with Hayden encountering a small mechanical problem and Pedrosa having to bail out from his bike after running off track.

"That was a useful day and obviously we've got plenty of work to do. I tried the chassis that Dani used over the weekend and there were definitely some good points to it and I was able to go a little faster," explained ‘Trick Daddy' after day one. "We spent some time testing a clutch and also tested some tyres for Michelin this afternoon. We lost a bit of time with a machine problem this afternoon but we found a few improvements today that were definitely worth our time and we'll stick around tomorrow, keep our heads down and keep chipping away at it."

Pedrosa's work was much the same, with the Spaniard commenting on his testing and crash afterwards.

"Today we've been testing various aspects of the machine based on what we learned in yesterday's race – mostly just basic stuff – and we've made some improvements. As well as working on the updated chassis we've been testing tyres with Michelin too. My crash today was nothing too special.

"I went off the track into turn five and was going towards the wall, so I had to lay the bike down – it was not a big accident. This was a long day after the race weekend but I'm feeling quite confident as we go to Donington. If there weather stays stable there I'm hoping to have another good weekend."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA, Nicky Hayden, Dani Pedrosa

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