Factory BMW star Marco Melandri is still suffering with front-end problems on his S1000RR and is having to battle chatter when the track temperature rises - which is will for Superpole and race two at the Phillip Island World Superbike opener this weekend.
The former 250GP world champion made some headway with a solution to the problem which reduced the vibration in the morning session but did nothing in the afternoon when the tarmac was 51 degrees centigrade compared with 28 degrees in the morning.
“Overall, I am not very happy with the result of the test. Up to now we have not really fixed the vibration at the front. We made a step up yesterday and we have an idea what way to go, but we could not make further improvements today. The changing track conditions didn’t help in fixing this issue. Nevertheless, the people here and back home in the factory are very motivated, and they are all working very hard. Thanks to all of them. We knew already before the season that the start in Australia would be tough," said the Italian.