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Matthew Birt  says:

Aleix Espargaro plays down extra soft tyre advantage

Forward Racing rider Aleix Espargaro has played down the benefit he could get from the use of an extra soft Bridgestone tyre in the new Open class in 2014. The extra soft tyre has been pivotal in helping Espargaro spring the major surprise of winter testing, with the Spaniard not finishing lower than fourth in three pre-season appearances. He topped the timesheets...

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Ivebeenthehero

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 Forward Racing will be calling for three lap races then!  

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

Pretty sure the forward team and Alesh know exactly how far that tyre goes and if it will go race distance.. Along with the extra fuel it is one of two huge advantgaes he has with a factory bike, last years or not..

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

His pace has been very good on the hard tyre too, particularly his long runs in testing.

May just upset a few without the soft tyre.

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SundayRoast

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SundayRoast says:

Playdown

This is the typical playdown statement. Soft tyre will be used to get up the grid so that first corner accident risk is reduced. if it does this in just one race it will be deemed as a benefit.

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

It may be last years factory bike

 but is running to the open rules, if you run the bike within the rules set down then it is not a factory bike but an open bike.

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

It may be last years factory bike

 but is running to the open rules, if you run the bike within the rules set down then it is not a factory bike but an open bike.

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