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Stoner evaluates new forks

Stoner evaluates new forks

The Ducati Team rider noted an improved front-end feeling on his factory Desmosedici GP10 at the Brno test.

Casey Stoner and his Ducati Team worked with a new set of front forks at the official MotoGP test at Brno on Monday, but the rain cut short the day’s work as the Australian began to gain a positive sensation and set the second best time.

Seeking a solution to the front-end problems that have affected his machine this season Stoner reported a good feeling with the new part, but commented that he will need further time on them before knowing for certain whether they will improve his overall set-up.

"We tried a new fork today and as far as we could tell the feeling is positive. Unfortunately we were only able to get a couple of hours in this morning because immediately after lunch it started to rain and we couldn't complete the test,” said Stoner, who is now likely to use the new fork at the next round at Indianapolis.

“I believe we can use the new forks, whether or not they’re a big improvement I don’t know. We started to get quite a good feeling with them but at the beginning of the season I had a good feeling with the other forks and I crashed when everything felt great.”

“We don’t know if we’ll continue using them or not, we have to get a little bit more data and feedback and see of it’s going to work. Other than that we basically have the same bike as we’ve had all year.”

MotoGP, 2010, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Casey Stoner, Ducati Team

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