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Michael Guy  says:

Ten Kate blasts Pirelli for inconsistent tyres

Ten Kate Honda boss Ronald ten Kate has raised serious concerns over the performance of the Pirelli tyres used in World Supersport after his rider Broc Parkes was ruled out of a potential podium finish at Imola. Parkes who finished third in Australia last month saw any chance of a repeat performance end within the first three laps of the...

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Mar 09

Posts: 5187

Nostrodamus says:

Bleedin' 'eck

I've never seen a tyre so rooted, and all after only 5 laps?!

This is not the first time we've read such a refrain regarding Pirelli quality control. Surely all race day tyres should be coming from exactly the same batch to avoid any possible rogue tyre problem. Although it would appear that this particular tyre was not fully baked given this degree of cold shearing.

Piss poor performance Pirelli.

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Jul 08

Posts: 1570

jamieg999 says:

Seriously fragged

I might understand if it had come off a Superbike but it's come off a bleeding 600! I've only ever seen one tyre that looked even remotely like that and it was attached to what was left of a very broken ZX-10.

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Nov 10

Posts: 75

mozart says:


Just wow will do.


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Sep 11

Posts: 2284

YamahaGYTR says:

Pireill need to learn their lesson I have always considered them as a very good tyre company hopefully I never see this again.

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Jun 09

Posts: 851

When I first saw these I thought there must have been something wrong with the rear shock ,but its the same shock on both. Bloody hell...

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Apr 12

Posts: 3

fazer610 says:

poor quality control from an Italian company, now there's a shocker

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May 09

Posts: 880

CH987 says:

Tyre wear has always paid it's part in racing but the Superbike Class is becoming a competition to see who can make there tyres last the best.

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Sep 10

Posts: 832

CBR11X says:

I wouldn't put a Pirelli on a trikey let alone a Superbike.

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Sep 07

Posts: 32

andyb1963 says:

Control Tyres !

The season has only just started and it sems once again the substandard tyres decide who wins the race and who has  the  big crashes . Surely we need competition back as this control tyre rule which has spread across the sport seems to just leaves teams trying to pick a tyre that isn't gonna fall apart and make their whole weeks work a waste of time. If were not going to get rid of control tyres then there must be some penalty inroduced for tyre companies being so slap-dash

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Aug 11

Posts: 437

I was a fan of control tyres but not when this is happening.  just once in a season is out of order.  Teams spend millions to be there on the grid on race day.  Very naughty Pirrelli.

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