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Matthew Birt  says:

MotoGP and Moto2 races hit by tyre issues in Australia

This weekend’s Australian Grand Prix has turned into a PR nightmare for Bridgestone and Dunlop after tomorrow’s MotoGP and Moto2 races will run under a revised format to counter fears of major tyre issues. A multi-million pound re-surface of the spectacular Phillip Island track last December has received rave reviews from all riders and seen lap record-breaking performances in all three...

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CH987

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CH987 says:

Going to be interesting. Advantage to Lorenzo maybe if he can get out front and run his own race, especially as he is quickest on 'cold' tyres.

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

MotoGp 'Le Mans' style?

Dear oh dear oh dear.

 

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Safety my arse..

A cynic might question whether this has more to do with certain manufacturers and Dorna NOT losing face.

Lean burn, high mileage engines already at the limit of endurance will be allowed to run half race distance on cooler richer mixtures as there's no 21 litre limit, helping to avoid motors hand grenading and the embarrassment of taking another engine with pitlane penalty start at a crucial point in the championship.

Last weeks Sepang race was 20 laps, where it used to be 21..didn't here any explanation or questions asked about that?

Will Motegi follow suit?

Even if wosi's conspiracy theory holds no water, it's one giant fk up and paints the power-that-be as a bunch of narrow minded fat cats who'd struggle to organise a piss-up in a brewery.

Everybody knows new tracks are more abrasive to tyres..why wasn't a Bridgestone test organised earlier so they could build the right spec tyre?

This farce has been called on safety grounds. Let's hope nobody gets hurt with bikes zipping in and out of the pits as fast as possible and re-joining the racetrack blind, with others doing well over 200mph.

I'd laugh my cock off if it started raining on lap 15 and they're all back out on slicks with no spare bike to change to?

A complete joke..that unfortunately is not very funny at all.

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bigbashbonanza

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The strategy will be interesting

 But how lazy are the tyre manufacturers?? Surely this is not good enough for the very level of motorcycle racing?

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Stonered

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Stonered says:

 Yep, someone's head would/should roll for this....and if it doesn't then there's a different story in the background...it will be interesting to watch tho...

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Stonered

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Stonered says:

 And just read article on VR further down the list....he set his best time on tyres that were 23 laps old...something ain't right here somewhere....

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princeofrepsol

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Stoner commented only last week......

The series is a joke, he has been saying it for years and being criticized as a whinger by a lot of you slow whited clowns who only worked it out when things went completely to ****. Shame on you for standing idle as Rome burned you are the worst fans in world sport. 

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

NO!! I will not go to Motegi..

9 out of 10 Stoner comments are just confused babblings..he should stick to wiping bottoms and driving a shopping trolley.

He blamed Dorna for all the rule changes the MSMA and Honda made to suit themselves, which gave him his 2nd title..then quit in a huff saying he didn't want to ride "dumb downed bikes" like CRT.

By dumb downed bikes, he meant bikes without all the electronics and rider aids..with a spec ECU.

This gives us a clue how much he relied on them and needed computer geeks to set his bike up for him.

THEN - and get this fker - he says he'd only make a come back on 700cc 2 strokes without all that sh1t on them?

What a dolt..great example of the typically dim Australian bloke mind. 

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princeofrepsol

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Burgess "Rossi doesnt know what he is doing"

Just heard Jeremy burgess on local coverage "Valentino will be starting 2012 with the bike where he needs it instead of where he wants it" seems burgess thinks rossi is clutching at straws re setup trying to be competitive with the aliens, sounds like burgess has finally taken control re setup which as yeilded slightly more competetive results. Has rossi finally accepted he is not up to it and has given up looking for some setup miracle to give him the extra 2% he needs to be competitive?

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princeofrepsol

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Mulling over burgess comments

It sounds like Rossi is using Jorge's settings now.

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