“In these tests, especially in Valencia, something became very clearly evident,” admits Goubert, “the riders reported that with the existing set-up, i.e. the last race’s set-up, they felt differences between the performance of the front and rear tire. A basic concept was disturbed, which applies to cars, but even more for motorcycles: You have to have a good balance between front and rear. This balance has to do with the set-up of the bike, the front tire performance in relation to the rear, and with the rider’s riding style. Within these three aspects, we have work to do. The riders must adapt their riding to the new product, the engineers have to adapt their setup to squeeze the most out of the tires, and we have to adapt and try to give the riders more confidence in the front tire.