MotoGP » Vermeulen to 'grit teeth and carry on'.

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Forget HRC - Unregistered

July 17, 2009 5:34 PM

Does this symbolize that you will lose your seat next year :-o Move over Vermi Pedrosa needs a seat. What happened to you, you seem to be moving backwards and soon will be in the basement with JT and I actually like you :?

The Morgue

July 17, 2009 8:24 PM

Wow, that one looked pretty bad :rolleyes:
Is it just me or does the single tyre (and no dual compound) rule
lead to more violent highsides? :-o

I hope he can race, the grid is small enough as it is with Gibbers out.


July 17, 2009 9:40 PM

nothing to do with dual compound. all the track had dried out apart from one little stream running across the track. back wheel lost traction on the wet pacth and when it went back on th to the dry it bit and threw him over board. i am a cv fan but that was a bad mistake by chris. very lucky not to have broken anything

Robert Jones

July 17, 2009 10:21 PM

@Morgue / Pauly73

I think your'e both right.

Dual compound tyres would not have prevented this high-side, but they probably will prevent the next few high-side incidents ( seemingly inevitable, on all imminent tracks - not just B/Stone selected ones ) if DORNA / Bridgestone get their heads out of their A.R.S.E - here's hoping!!!!!!.


thadynamitekid - Unregistered

July 17, 2009 11:36 PM

That wreck reminded me of Hopkins on the 990 (unsponsored) suzuki a few years ago when he landed flat on his back in the middle of the track. I think it was in the same exact spot. When CV got up I thought he had broken his leg the way he limped away. Glad he is ok!

Who Cares - Unregistered

July 18, 2009 10:42 AM

One more highside while the rider was not accelerating. Obviously THE issue of the Bridgestone tires, the rear turns around without warning just when the rider is not braking nor accelerating. So many such crashes this year in MotoGP, it's time for Bridge to address that!

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