Tourn46 wrote:[.If he came out and said his tyres were too worn... that's giving a psychological advatage to the opposition.
You have this backwards Tourn. A bike or component failure does not give a psych advantage to your opponent. Blaming a your own body failing DOES.
Casey's bike looked like it was handling oddly because he was riding it completely differently in an effort to conserve his arm.
Tires were NOT an issue.
The bike was working well for us, I definitely had the package and the pace to lead the field which was really positive. However, I suffered from really bad arm pump. After three or four laps I felt it but it gradually got worse, I tried to pull a little gap from Jorge and Dani and put in the minimal effort possible to retain the gap and try and win, but as the race continued it got worse and worse and eventually the muscles had nothing more to give. I couldn't hold onto the handle bars properly and it made things really difficult so it was a disappointing race for this reason, but for many other technical reasons it was very promising."
http://moto-racing.speedtv.com/article/ ... r-victory/