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Matthew Birt  says:

Bridgestone to end MotoGP tyre supply deal

Bridgestone has announced that its role as official tyre supplier to the MotoGP world championship will end at the end of the 2015 campaign. The Japanese factory has been involved in MotoGP since 2002 and became the exclusive official supplier when the premier class introduced a single tyre rule for the 2009 season onwards. Bridgestone’s current three-year deal expires at the end...

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supermario

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supermario says:

They're black and round and from Japan

and they're ending their deal with Motogp to supply tyres, which is hardly news.

 

Dazzle me now with your take on the situation huw.

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Bridgestone

'bout time there was a change imo.  The change could cause problems tho' .. the other  rubber band makers dont have current data in Motogp ... will not be up to speed initially.         It could change the whole dynamic of the 'alien nation' which might not be a bad thing.

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supermario

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supermario says:

Good one huw

keep it up

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

I couldn't bear to move beyond the front page of your album Marion, that photo of you in your day wear was scaring enough.

It's really difficult to see how which ever new tyre supplier will fare in this age of 280hp 160kg machines raced by the worlds elite. How do you prepare for that? Are MM & JL going to want to be test mules? I hardly think so. But how does a new company develop it's rubber when even factory test riders are a couple of seconds or more off race pace? Remember it took Bridgestone years of dilligent preparation and racing to reach parity with Michelin.

It's hard to see anything but a lot of tears in 2016 when we will be exposed to the true folly of a single tyre supplier( with what would have been a competitor for B'Stone not being able to build and complete at the coal face of racing) running new untested rubber for the first time in a race environment. I'm sure the riders are nervous, very nervous.

 

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supermario

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supermario says:

I really don't see that it matters

whoever makes it, it will no doubt have some small repercussions for the bikes and riders due to the difference in construction and character, for a while. And then it won't. Non story.

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supermario

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supermario says:

How did you like the Ahab pics

Ahab?

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supermario

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supermario says:

huw, I've seen your best shot with regards to these tyres

it was pure dribble

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supermario

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supermario says:

So come on huw

Give me your appraisal of the situation, without using the word buttox.

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73mach3

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73mach3 says:

DONT GET TO HAPPY YET!

it may just be one big crash fest in 2016!

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supermario

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supermario says:

Outstanding

you really are "special" huw.

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