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Michelin men maintain perfect pole record

Michelin men maintain perfect pole record

Despite not focusing their work specifically on qualifying rubber, Michelin have been unstoppable in Saturday afternoon sessions so far in 2008; a record that continued with Dani Pedrosa´s pole position in Le Mans.

Dani Pedrosa´s pole position in Le Mans maintained tyre manufacturer Michelin´s 100% record of Saturday top spots in 2008, with their third different rider. However, despite the excellent qualifying performances of the French rubber, Jean-Philippe Weber from Michelin has revealed that one-lap tyres have not been the big focus of their recent workload.

`The qualifiers were already working well last year, and we did some development in Jerez during the Official Test,´ noted Weber. I think that our rivals are working much more aggressively on this subject than us at the moment, and we´re now focusing on improving our race tyres.

Promising race pace on Friday and Saturday has come from poleman Pedrosa and Tech 3 Yamaha front row qualifier Colin Edwards, and Weber is confident that more Michelin riders can put their names into the hat to challenge for victory.

`Dani has been fast, Colin has been fast, and I hope that Jorge Lorenzo can be at the front, despite his injuries. What he is doing is an amazing job, and I think that he will also be up there.´


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