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Petrucci tries new KTM chassis, top speed worries remain

The centrepiece of Monday's Catalan test for Danilo Petrucci and Tech3 team-mate Iker Lecuona was the new KTM chassis that has helped transform the fortunes of factory star Miguel Oliveira. The Portuguese hadn't finished higher than eleventh prior to the race debut of the new chassis', and a change of fuel supplier, at Mugello. Oliveira promptly celebrated KTM's first podium of the season in Italy, hotly followed by victory in Catalunya. Petrucci felt the chassis was "helping a bit" but doesn't address his main issues, the Italian's size meaning he currently stresses the rear tyre too much in the middle of the corner and especially struggles with top speed on the straights....
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