MotoGP » New Bridgestone MotoGP tyre to debut at Brno

“We are planning to introduce our new hard compound rear slick tyre at the Czech Republic Grand Prix” - Masao Azuma, Bridgestone.

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July 25, 2013 4:57 PM

Oh no! Not more types of tyres. Where will it all end? At every track, every rider on the grid will have his own individual range of tyres. They'll be able to choose any colour they like, Aleix might even choose pink, Rossi can have yellow etc.etc.
What is the ultimate aim? Is it curb the chance of highsides, or lowsides. Is it to let them lean over further, maybe 90degs?


July 25, 2013 5:16 PM


Well with the corrente Team worcking on Ducati project i think that Ducati need more then one tyre modification to suddently start beating Japonese bikes...

after all this years and all the mess i read i think that if Ducati dont find solutions and there performance dont improve 4sure they will not be much more time at Motogp, for 2014 they will have a good test if Honda and yamaha customer bikes are able to beat Ducati this will generate a lot of problems, also for 2015 Suzuki arrive and can be other humiliation if Ducati loss to them.. we dont have to be Nostradamus to predicte that Ducati is in serious troubles..lolol Maybe now that Dorna control Wsbk and will bring rules for more production bikes this will allow for Ducati to returne with is factory to Wsbk again, maybe the Vtwin will have again more chances with the new rules.. we will see


July 25, 2013 6:12 PM

Each bike is different from one anther. Every bike has their own plus and minus.

At this situation having control tyre is an indirect way of forcing all bikes to adapt to limited selection of tyres to get the best possible output and all development process will head towards a same direction and then in few years all bikes are more or less similar so there will be no meaning for having having three different manufacturers.

Control tyres doesn't suit to all bikes equally at the time of introduction,, one team might enjoy a great deal but other might suffer deep, its unfair in initial stages,, it might even take long long time for suffering team to level the field.

So more choice of tyres are always welcome, every team has equal number of choices to choose from and they select what suits them the best,, fair in all ways..


July 25, 2013 6:21 PM

#Rossi lately showing signs of getting back into his good old form.
#Yamaha to test seamless transmission to reduce acceleration disadvantage suffered against honda.
#More competitive grid for next season with privateers running on factory engines and bikes.
#Tight championship fight with new marc keeping everyone amazed.

Motogp is slowly but steadily getting out of boredom... Front end is looking more eventful with Rossi and marc which was not there since the end of 2010...


July 25, 2013 6:28 PM

Rossi usually likes hard rear compound for races to attack in later half of race,, now its a good thing for him to have more options in hard tyre,, looks like things are starting to favour Rossi,,

Bridgestone announces new hard tyres.
Yamaha announces seamless gear box.
Confident due to triple podium recently.
Battle loving marc is there.
JL and DP's recent struggles...
Seems like Rossi will have an even better second half of the season... Should be interesting...


July 25, 2013 7:36 PM

I like the sarcasm there mate,and i have to agree.
This control tyre rule is becoming a joke.I never liked it to begin with.Each team should have the right to choose a tyre from a manufacturer that suits them,not be forced to use a tyre that makes their bikes suffer.
One tyre that works well for one team may be useless for another.Bring back the other manufacturers i say.


July 25, 2013 9:06 PM

@ponty.... Hahaha.... U beat me to that comment mate!!!! I'm sure pcxmac will come out with all guns blazin... Accusing of bridgestones makin a new tyre for yamaha and how Honda are gettin a short shift again!!!!

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