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Mixed fortunes for Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 pair

Mixed fortunes for Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 pair

The Cardion ab Grand Prix Ceske republiky action drew to a conclusion on Sunday with the Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 riders Sylvain Guintoli and Makoto Tamada experiencing mixed fortunes at the famous Czech circuit of Brno.

The Cardion ab Grand Prix Ceske republiky action drew to a conclusion on Sunday with the Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 riders Sylvain Guintoli and Makoto Tamada experiencing mixed fortunes at the famous Czech circuit of Brno.Guintoli was pleased with his weekends work having topped the timesheets on Friday afternoon, qualifying tenth and getting up to ninth before a rear tyre problem caused him to slip back and finish 13th.

The French rider enthused: The weekend has been very good. We managed to perform very well on Friday and top the time sheets which was very good and yesterday in qualifying we were just 0.1 seconds behind Valentino Rossi, which confirms the big step forward Dunlop have made with their qualifying tyres.

For the race we made the best choice we had regarding the rear tyre. I didnt have any problem with the front and I managed to fight through a big bunch but the second half of the race my pace went down because I had a lot of spinning and lost a lot of side grip especially on the left.

Guintolis Japanese team-mate Tamada could not replicate his good form from Laguna Seca and came home 17th after qualifying 15th, leaving him to comment: This has been a very disappointing weekend for me. After my eighth place in the last race at Laguna I was expecting a much better result. I chose a different tyre to the one Sylvain used as it seemed to work well in the warm-up this morning but in the race it was very different as after a few laps I could not push hard at all. It was a battle to stay on as there was no grip and the rear was spinning everywhere. I will just forget about this race and hope that Misano gives me the satisfaction and similar result I had at Laguna Seca.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY

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