Meanwhile, Lorenzo pulled no punches on his opinion of why he and Rossi are languishing outside the top ten. "The problem is just one: Bridgestone brought the same tires as the first races. So we’ve got the same problems as the first races; no grip for stopping the bike, no grip especially in the middle of the corner, and no traction (on the straight), it’s spinning. And also the negative point is that it creates problems on the front; because there’s no grip at the rear, the front doesn’t absorb the bumps in the middle of the corner so you have to lean a little bit less, you lose roll speed. So nothing is good, neither the corner speed, the braking, or the acceleration. All the Yamaha riders are more or less the same with these problems. It seems with this tire and bike we have now, it’s very difficult for us. The Honda seems to suit this tire better. I don’t know why Bridgestone brought this type of tire again, it seems the previous tire worked better for everyone."