Originally Posted by Lurky-Loo
That's what it looked like to me too. I think there have been races where Yamaha was able to get the soft to go race distance; OTOH, can Lorenzo afford to gamble on the soft and have it crap out, handing a bunch of points to Pedrosa? Rossi doesn't have much to lose -- he'd probably go for it.
It looked like Lorenzo was working on the soft as a race tire option. Or maybe not.
Still, I think Rossi and crew were pretty desperate to come up with a set up that will work in QP. It will be interesting to see how that translates tomorrow afternoon.
Emmet and Harris were also talking about Rossi's race set up being balanced to come good in the second half of the race, a la Qatar.
I think we might see more bumping and banging between Rossi and Bautista as Alvaro has pretty decent pace at Catalunya.