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Matthew Birt  says:

Assen MotoGP: Valentino Rossi 13th after rear tyre disaster

Valentino Rossi went from challenging for his best dry weather result of 2012 to finishing in a disastrous 13th after he suffered a major rear tyre failure in Assen. Rossi was locked in a battle for fifth position with Nicky Hayden and Hector Barbera when his factory Ducati GP12 developed an early vibration from his hard compound Bridgestone rear tyre. The problem...

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racingfan99

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racingfan99 says:

The same situation occurred a few years ago when the Michelin tyres went to crap. At least then there were other manufacturers available to move to. If Dorna want rule changes then I suggest scrapping the single tyre policy (all eggs in one basket) and open up the competition again. The tyre is almost the most important element of the bike nowadays and to have Bridgestone failing to produce a decent product is an abysmal situation for many reasons. If Bridgestone cannot produce safe tyres which can perform for full race distance then kick them out I say. The whole thing in amateurish.

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dacron

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dacron says:

when dirty deeds backfire

stoner once said everyone will be sorry they chose these tires. looking at vales back tire was a shocker , there were fist size chunks missing in at least 3 places that i seen . and last week stoner told that his back tire was a dud and destroyed itself in 4 laps and nothing was done about it. instead they reported that all riders gave very positive feed back after the race. is it possible they are trying to hamper stoners repsol so much that the tires are now dangerous for everyone! its no brainer that dorna have hated every moment stoner has destroyed the field and have forever been trying to turn the tables. they only needed to read a few threads on the net like this one to see vales mountain of paying fans were unhappy. prepare for the 4 bike rule to be abolished so vale can start his own team.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

as Hardlylean states

Assen is easy on tyres - if you have your set up right old bean. Again the old clown prince had no pace all weekend, yet he was unable to capitalise on the demise of three faster riders. 


To be fair to the fallen sun god though, it seems there's more than a degree of culpability on Bridgestone's part too.

 Soft and safe. Ha ha ha.

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parris

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parris says:

Seriously

Photoshop? The photo of Rossi tyre over at MM seriously looks fake its so bad.


I don't what killed the race more for me Bautista or the  Bridgestone Lucky Lottery tyres.  

Bautista may not mess up again next week end but who knows who is going to draw the short straw tyre wise. It makes the whole weekend pointless. It doesn't come down to the best bike, best rider or even the best tyre choice. It just comes down to dumb luck. 

It also means that some people are most likely going to feel cheated again. This weekend Rossi, Spies and Yama & ducati fans felt deflated. Next weekend who will it be.

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

There is a full on picture of rossis tyre on motomatters looks like emmental. A real mess. Caseys complaint about the tyres is unrelated to yesterday's issues. Considering he got pole and the win we can put his concerns to bed. Bistro you've let your hatred of popularity ahead of your experience , check the last picture and come back and tells us about the right set up for that.

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Another Michelin debacle awaits if this thing carries on it feckin sucks when riders hit problems like this.

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BMEP

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BMEP says:

More than one problem

Its easy to get confused with these tyre problems. The tyres may not be the same compound each race weekend - they have to vary to what might be required at a particular track. So, this could mean that if you kept the exact same tyres all the time you will have better and worse results throughout the year. This is because although not changing the tyres each week you are riding on different tracks - different tracks need different tyres (different asphalt, different weather, on and on). This is done by changing the compound and make-up rather than using a different construction. The works Hondas front tyre is no good giving high chatter which cannot be dialled out, cure - maybe a new frame(s). The rear tyre is no good as it slides. The Ducati now has a good front tyre capable of a podium but the rear is no good as it slides. The works Yamahas are having trouble with the rears now and again. Remember, different track different problems, maybe!

Next time out the works Honda may be uncontrollable and the same applies to Ducati - this is exactly where this silly tyre rule has brought us. It is unfair, dishonest and needs to go, as I've been saying for years.

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Tyre regulations like electronics has ruined MotoGP both of them need to go then we will see proper racing.

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princeofrepsol

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Photoshop

Good to see Uccio putting his photoshop skills to better use, must be terribly demeaning swapping your own head out for Brad Pitts in Vales holiday snaps.

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

Photo of rossis tyre, not the same thing as stoner is complaining about. To be honest all tyres were more this new compound and outside of motogp still are. its' only when michelin dropped the ball that they changed to a completely different style and it's been a nghtmare for all except for casey.. Teething probs , that;s all, casey complaining of losing a 10th because his front tyre was knackered if you believe it of course. when everyone but spies who also tried to run away with it, the rest were ok. is not the same ad this weekend.. http://blog.photozac2.com/weblog/gigi/

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