Chatter and front end instability continue to plague Casey Stoner with the Australian struggling with the issues during his victory in Assen.
Since the introduction of the new construction Bridgestone front tyre the reigning world champion has been scathing in his criticism of the tyre. Following his victory Stoner commented on his continuing issues.
“I’m still not impressed at all with the front tyre and I don’t think I will be throughout the whole season,” commented Stoner. “But everyone is now on the same tyre so we have to try and find some way to make it work.”
When asked after the race if the team had made progress with their chatter issue Stoner pointed to improvements with the rear end but admitted that a front end solution continues to evade his Repsol Honda squad.
“In the last race [at Silverstone] we reduced the rear chatter but we still haven’t fixed it. We still haven’t fixed the front either. We made a small step before the race that improved the front chatter slightly but for me the front tyre still has no stability. When you go in and brake hard it wants to fold or chatter.”
Stoner’s victory saw him level the championship standings with Jorge Lorenzo.