Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa was again hit by wet grip woes in MotoGP free practice even though the track temperature was in the 30°s.
The little Spaniard has struggled to get heat into the tyre in wet conditions this year as cold temperatures normnally go hand in hand, but even in Malaysia, Pedrosa is struggling with both the medium and soft-compound Michelin wets.
“This morning we weren’t able to do many laps because we had an issue on one of our bikes and had to spend some time in the garage to fix it, as the other one was set for the wet. Actually, I was really only able to use the last five minutes of the session,” said Pedrosa.
“In the afternoon, unfortunately we struggled again to find grip with the rear tyre in the wet. We tried three different tyres with no improvement. It’s a bit difficult for us to understand why that was the case, as this situation has also occurred at other tracks in the past. Sometimes I’m able to put heat into the tyres and ride fast, but other times I’m not, even if the conditions are the same. We’ll see what the weather conditions are like tomorrow and keep working to try and improve.”