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Honda changing 'more than expected' to suit new MotoGP rear tyre

Honda technical manager Takeo Yokoyama says HRC is having to try "more than expected" to get the 2020 RC213V to work with the new Michelin MotoGP rear tyre construction. Michelin introduced a new rear tyre carcass for the 2020 season which offers better grip and durability in race situations. But it has had a profound effect on the pecking order this year, with a number of riders - most notably Andrea Dovizioso on the Ducati and those on the 2020 Honda - struggling to adapt their riding to the tyre. The 2020 Honda has proven to be a difficult motorcycle, and the added grip from the rear tyre coupled with an inertia problem surrounding the engine is causing problems under braking...
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