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Matthew Birt  says:

Casey Stoner bemused by front tyre switch

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner says he can’t understand why the MotoGP field will switch to a new softer construction front tyre from next weekend’s British Grand Prix onwards. The Australian has so far struggled to get his factory Honda RC213V machine to suit the new tyre, which will be the only front spec available from the Silverstone round. Stoner’s Repsol Honda...

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RawDawg

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RawDawg says:

Not 100% accurate bloodbubble

First off, not everyone could have gotten Bridgestones because they didn't want to supply everyone. So yes, some team would have had no choice in the matter of using Michelin. And if it wasn't for Uncle Carmelo, Rossi and Dani wouldn't have had Bridgestones at all because Bridgestone didn't want to supply them. Here is a good article on the background of the single tire rule - http://www.motomatters.com/news/2007/10/13/dennis_noyes_explains_the_background_to_the_single_tire_proposals.html It basically says that too many times there no Europeans on the podium and Aussie and Yanks on the podium wasn't good for the main viewing audiences in Spain and Italy. Dorna wanted to level the playing field like WSBK and take tires out of the equation. Funny how they didn't care about tires when Rossi was getting his over baked night specials.

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Ocdcbr

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Ocdcbr says:

Development??

Surely bike development comes from the manufacturer, team, technicians, mechanics and riders. If they all work together properly and efficiently they will come together and make something that works. I don't think Rossi and burgess single handedly developed/ designed the Honda or the Yamaha that Rossi won so much on. Just like they have not the Ducati. But they have good knowledge and know how to win if they have a chance on the machinery they have. With Ducati things are different. Their design/ plus engine layout from 800 onwards has only really worked for stoner. No one else and great riders have been on that bike. Tyres wise. . . Rule changes are never good for everyone!!! If this change brings closer more competitive racing with other riders able to get up front then great. It's what we all want. What stoner wants is irrelevant as he's going at the end of the year.

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

Colours off lads, peacepipe out.

Anyone else bored of the constant changes in this class?

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dozyhonda

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dozyhonda says:

Farewell Dorna..we hope

Changing the rules, which in effect is what a mandatory tyre change is (they can't use the safety argument as there has not been a plethora of crashes attributable to the front going), after a quarter of the season is ridiculous. It is irrelevant if the change favours one rider in preference to another as to make a mandatory change like this without giving the option of continuing with the present equipment is going to skew the results and make this years championship irrelevant. I don't think it will favour Ducati at all as the bike just doesn't look as if it is ever going to win a race, having an old Yank and an old Italian does not seem to be the route they should have taken. One old head to develop the bike and a young 'up and at em' rider to race the b******s of the thing was the way to go. I bet Lorenzo has already cleared a space for this years trophy. When all is said and done this is the fault of Dorna who basically are inept when it come to running any form of motorcycle race.

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Zoggthefantastic

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Colours off

I think something had to be done, the honda yamaha war has not been great for the class, to have a series so beholden to two manufacturers is not great. Fixing it inevitably involves a lot of disruption snd change. But a clear road map from dorna would be good. Flinging in changes like this does stink of something.

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Zoggthefantastic

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Colours on

Does anyone truthfully reckon that come silverstone if the rules were changed tommorow and michelin offered stoner and stoner alone a tyre that fixed the chatter, he wouldn't take it....thought not. So shall we end that particular bit of bollox.

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RawDawg

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RawDawg says:

lol @ Wosi

"So after a lifetime on Michelins and with no data to work off 2008 on the new to him and Yamaha Bridgestones, he spanked Stoners arse first time out?" - Wait, didn't Stoner do it to him first in 2007? New to Ducati, new to Bridgestone he spanked Val first time out??!! What are you talking about?? Stop trying to big up your hero. And no, Val having special Michelins isn't a Casey fan gripe. Val having special tires and then bitching like a girl when he didn't have the same advantage as he had the previous years is a gripe. Val getting his Uncle Carmelo to bend the suppliers over to suit Val is a gripe. And yes we know what happen in 2001 - Stoner crushed all comers. And just like Ducati in 2007, you rabid Rossi fanboys want to give all the credit to the manufacturer and not Stoner. But just like in 2007, Honda not only would not have won the title without Stoner they wouldn't have even come close to winning it. Without Stoner, Jorge would have ran away with the title by a country mile - on a Yamaha. And Bautista and the Repsol guys aren't on the same kit - Gresini uses Showa suspension while the Repsol guys use Ohlins. So before you start talking of who has chatter and who doesn't and who can use what tire, please put all the info out there. Or maybe you don't know? Or maybe you just want to skew the info?

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RawDawg

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RawDawg says:

er, oops

That should be 2011 and not 2001.

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Zoggthefantastic

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Absolutely

If they're going to introduce a new tyre mid season it seems only fair to let the teams that want to keep the old tyre keep it.

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moany100

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moany100 says:

has anyone else mentioned about there willingness not to change or is it just the repsol riders

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