The fall in sales of new cars in France continues
© Olivier Martin-Gambier The fall in sales of new car in France continues European sales of cars continue to drop with a fall of 14% in the first half of this year . The sales of Automobiles fell 14% in the European Union in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period of 2021, said the association of European manufacturers (ACEA). Electronic, some 4.6 million new vehicles have been sold in the European Union, where the main markets all display two -digit falls.
© Motorsport Images Takaaki Nakagami tries a new chassis tested by Stefan Bradl (photo: Sachsenring)
in the Honda camp after the first race weekend after the MotoGP summer break a couple Technical changes to the bikes. Takaaki Nakagami moves out in the LCR team on Friday, the training day for the Grand Prix of Great Britain in Silverstone , with a revised chassis on the RC213V.
This new chassis has already been tested by HRC test driver Stefan Bradl in Jerez. Bradl, who is again in the Honda work team for Marque Marquez, which is set out of action this weekend, is looking forward to Nakagami's feedback.
"The difference is not huge. We don't speak of a new motorcycle here. It is simply a small change that affects a few parts," says Bradl about the new chassis. When asked which area it should bring an improvement, he replies: "Basically, it is about feedback from the tires. It is about using the rear tire better, but also about feeling for the front tire."
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"feeling" that not grip is what the new chassis is primarily about, says Bradl. He only wants to reveal more details after Nakagami got his own picture on Friday. "I don't really want to say too much, but am excited to see what he says after driving it tomorrow," said Bradl.
While Nakagami will try the new chassis in the LCR team on Friday, Pol Espargaro is moving out on the second RC213V of the factory team with a new cladding. This should primarily reduce the heat problem that occurred in June on the Sachsenring.
"I drive with the same bike", Espargaro draws the comparison to before the summer break, but reveals: "Only the cladding is a little different. It is a modification in terms of security after we have temperature problems on boots and gloves. We have Now simply cut off part of the cladding. That is allowed. "
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