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Honda reveal Jerez bike inventory for Hayden and Pedrosa

Honda reveal Jerez bike inventory for Hayden and Pedrosa

The Repsol Honda factory team pairing of Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa ran two different versions of the RC212V in Qatar, with the 2007 model of the 800cc machine brought to Losail in addition to the latest prototype for this season.

The Repsol Honda factory team pairing of Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa ran two different versions of the RC212V in Qatar, with the 2007 model of the 800cc machine brought to Losail in addition to the latest prototype for this season. Now at the second race of the season, the two packages available to the riders once again contrasts, as HRC Public Relations Manager Iain Mackay explained ahead of the first practice session in Jerez.

`Nicky will run two different variations of the machine this weekend. One is that which he rode at the MotoGP Official Test here, where he had the fastest time, and the other is the same chassis used by Dani in Qatar but set up for his riding style,´ elaborated the veteran paddock figure.

`Dani will be using the same bike as at Losail, with two machines of the same spec available to him.´

The current engine running the Honda prototype is the conventional spring valve system used in 2007, with the pneumatic valve version trialled in preseason going back to the drawing board for further tweaks and modifications. Mackay has little information from Japan, aside from some tentative plans for further testing.

`The plan for the pneumatic valve engine is to test it on the Monday after Estoril. That is the intention. It has a lot of power but it delivers it very abruptly and they are trying to smooth out the delivery. That takes a major redesign in a lot of ways,´ forwarded Mackay.´

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MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMIO bwin.com DE ESPAÑA, Repsol Honda Team

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