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Matthew Birt  says:

Mugello MotoGP: Late crash costs Cal Crutchlow pole bid

British rider Cal Crutchlow was left to rue a late crash in qualifying at a scorching hot Mugello this afternoon that he believes denied him the chance to score his first ever MotoGP pole position. Crutchlow had just gone out on the one remaining soft front Bridgestone tyre he had left when he crashed at Turn 12 with 12 minutes remaining. The...

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shawno76

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shawno76 says:

Go on Crutchlow.  United Kingdom (-1) is backing you lad.  Everything is in the mind and you're in a very good place right now.

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

Just wish he wouldn't make statements like I should have been on pole (especially when he contradicts that with his last comment...) Lorenzo was heading for pole on his last lap and it would have taken some effort to have beaten that time.

However, great recovery having to go out on the other bike and bang in a quick lap. Pressure dealt with, no problem.

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Ocdcbr

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Ocdcbr says:

To be that close

To the factory guys on a satelite bike is pretty impressive in my book. Barbera tho. Now that was a great result!! Interested to see if he can hang in anywhere near 2nd come the race. Unlikely!!

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rayc333

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rayc333 says:

You pathetic twats

 

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TetsuoSama

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TetsuoSama says:

Moving back ON topic

"We think I pushed hard with the new front and it wasn’t up to full temperature."

WTF is going on with these tyres.  Warmest conditions of the weekend and guys are still losing the front end way too often.  Cal, Ben, Dovi, Alvaro (many times), Yonny all losing the front today.  The teams should start billing Bridgestone for the repairs.

Gavin Emmet made the point of reminding us of Casey's comments at the start of the year that this front tyre was going to be problematic on the faster circuits like Mugello and it looks like he was right.

@Benny - I haven't heard your apology for your outburst and pathetic impersonation of me the other week.

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parris

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parris says:

Lost

What's happening mum and dad are fighting all the time. What ID got nicked. Two with the same dog photo is way confusing. I don't understand.

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

Tets..nobody is complaining about the tyres. Not even the Repsol guys. They've won the last two and the moaning about Bridgestone has stopped.

 

Pedrosa won last week but hasn't changed his view on the tyre. He hates it, thinks its crap and wants the old type back. He just doesn't bother mentioning it (unless asked like last week) because he knows it won't happen.

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TetsuoSama

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TetsuoSama says:

No news is good news ... for Bridgestone

"Tets..nobody is complaining about the tyres. Not even the Repsol guys. They've won the last two and the moaning about Bridgestone has stopped."

You're right.  Everybody's gone quiet on the tyres since the weekend they disintegrated and put tyre warmers on them in parc ferme.  Nothing weird there at all.

It never occured to me the all the teams have solved the problems they were having and are now completely satisfied.  I just couldn't reconcile that with the comments on chatter and (as was my point) the amount of low-side crashes that are still occuring.

Here I was thinking that Dorna must have asked the teams to not comment on tyres in return for some sort of deal where Bridgestone give them more tyre choices each weekend.

"You wouldn't be trying to make excuses for Casey now would you?"

Huh?  Casey didn't crash and hasn't said anything about the front tyre as far as I know.  I'm just making a point.  For a tyre that was supposed to warm up quickly and prevent front-end crashes, there's been a heck of a lot of low-sides on them.

I don't need to make excuses for Casey.  I watch the sessions and think I've got a decent idea of what's going on.  You'll be disappointed if you think Casey will be so far off the pace in the race ;-)

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BMEP

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BMEP says:

@Tetsu

The one tyre rule has just been blown away, quite a fair wide selection has just been offered this weekend - not enough to suit everyone but a lot better. So we now have a wide(ish) range to choose from. This makes the 'Restricted to one manufacturer' rule semi-redundant because with a wide range of tyres you may as well allow other manufacturers to 'have a go' as well.

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bigbashbonanza

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Benny, mind your language please....

If you have a gripe with someone on here, do it via PM and not on the public pages. This is a motorcycle forum and not 'Take a Break'. If you have an issue with the Wosi (someone else who comes on here to wind everyone else up) then go somewhere else to bitch slap each others faces. It is unacceptable to use that sort of hated language on a public forum. Grow up.

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