MotoGP: Max Biaggi and Valentino Rossi finally agree

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For one of the first times bitter rivals Max Biaggi and Valentino Rossi have agreed on something - that the tyre situation in Moto GP is ruining the championship. Biaggi has revealed that he thinks tyres are making too big a difference in MotoGP with recent races being decided by what rubber each rider is on and not rider ability.

In the last round of MotoGP in Laguna Seca, Rossi who uses Michelins was unable to match the pace of the his rival Bridgestone runners and had to settle for fourth claiming that Bridgestone’s race tyres were as good as his own Michelin qualifiers at the American track.

Since his arrival in WSB this season, Biaggi has been a fan of the one make Pirelli tyre and believes controlled tyres are the way forward for MotoGP.

Speaking exclusively to MCN, he said:

“The tyres play too big differences, and of course there are riders who take the advantages and others that don’t. A few years ago I suggested that this would be the way to go, but at the time nobody took care of it. Today everybody agrees.

“I think they should use a single tyre manufacturer and I believe they will achieve this in the future. Using a single tyre means a better balance in performance, which means that you can understand the skill of each rider and the qualities of each bike. You have genuine competition and a better show during the races. This is why we have seen F1 go in this direction.”


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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

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