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Matthew Birt  says:

Valentino Rossi bemoans new Bridgestone tyre direction

Valentino Rossi says he is mystified why a new range of Bridgestone rear tyres will be introduced for the 2014 MotoGP world championship. The Italian spent the majority of the opening day of the second test in Sepang working on the set-up of his factory Yamaha YZR-M1 to work with the new generation Bridgestone tyres. A stiffer construction to help with temperature...

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Bootlegger

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Bootlegger says:

JA !!!

Want Bridgestone,get Bridgestone,win with Bridgestone and then moan about Bridgestone. RacingFan is about right. Lock the game into a tyre war...rubberside down. Last I heard Rossi was Bridgestone's annointed developement 'go to' rider for directon. Mind you, and subject to correction, he was also Ducati's 'go to' racer in terms of critique vis a vis the L-4D16 and we all know that pile of ashes.

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davefinnerty

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davefinnerty says:

Tyres

 I have found the whole control tyre phase that most forms of wc motorsport subscribe to as extremely frustrating especially in the prototype catagories.

Why spend millions on the bikes and technology only to distort and inhibit it through substandard rubber?

 

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hondonadas

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hondonadas says:

Single tyre supplier is cost saving for Bridgestone

In 2007 it was much more expensive for Bridgestone to supply 4 teams (Kawa, Suzuki, Pramac Honda, Ducati); when Stoner won the championship for the first time for Ducati, they had to airfreight thousands of tyres all over the world, all of them with different constructions, and later scrap the remaining ones.

Today they just plan in advance 6 specs for all the year and the tyre they call supersoft in Qatar, will be the medium compound option in Mugello.

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hondonadas

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hondonadas says:

Tyres can solve bike design flaws

Bridgestone used to supply very specific tyres to Stoner than to the Kawas and Suzukis, so theid handling problems would be solved/masked. There was the Ducati testing rider (Caneppa?) going around like crazy to try all possible specs that would help them to make the bike fastest.

Anyone remembers what happened with the Ducatis when Bridgestone got the single supplier title....?

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DeGrasse

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DeGrasse says:

hondonadas

 Yep. The front suspension couldn't work anymore, Stoner was loosing it on every bump while l;eaned over, Ducati changed part of the front (for once they tried to respond fast) as did Yamaha and Honda, but couldn't come with a solution because of the engine/chassis design.

The new M1 has a different chassis and Rossi is not worried by the harsher power delivery, he also says he could have done 2.00 on the soft. The new tyres are an equalizer apart for Lorenzo.

 

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Firebird3

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Firebird3 says:

Nostro

 Steady on old boy.......you are actually talking sense for once.

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DeGrasse

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DeGrasse says:

Ooooops.

 "It just seems crazy to me that Yamaha cannot use the 2013 rear tyre they were happy with".

And slower than Rossi... With the 2014 chassis etc. 

Last year they were complaining the tyre was not rigid enough, reason for the change.

Those running the 2013 specs M1 chassis don't complain about the tyres and Lorenzo is not happy with the front either since he tried to brake harder and couldn't make it work.

As for Rossi he didn't try to do fast laps with the soft at the end of the cession and says he would have done a 2.00 with them.

Doesn't look the same chassis and the same song to me.

 

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

These Forums

are slowly sinking under a steaming pile of B/s being posted by a single individual with nothing original to say, only repeating snippets which are freely available elsewhere on the 'net.

He seems to be uniting hitherto opponents in a joint condemnation.

Maybe it's just me.

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DeGrasse

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DeGrasse says:

saturn392

"with nothing original to say" = That would be you.


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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Stupid ****

Go play in the traffic!

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