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logarithm

September 14, 2009 3:59 PM
Last Edited 1832 days ago

I dont understand why motogp went single tire in the first place. Michelin was getting its butt kicked by BridgeStone yes but, BridgeStone had been getting 0wned by Michelin for so many years prior. I'm sure they would have caught up. They needed a few more sessions to adapt because it was "unfair" that they could make a tire overnight on the race track with or fly some in from the factory in Europe. Once this advantage went away they were SOL and needed to rethink things.

RawDawg

September 14, 2009 4:32 PM
Last Edited 1832 days ago

Yeah, cry babies Rossi and Pedrosa got the 'stones after all of their b1tching and moaning after having a competitive advantage with the "over night specials" from Michelin for their entire MotoGP careers. Dorna probably didn't want to make the "GOAT" unhappy again it Michelin got it right somehow after he switch.

Predictably when Rossi was b1tching about the Michelin tires all of a sudden Dorna said how "concern" they where that tires played such an important role in who wins. What a crock of sh1t. I would have been really pissed if I was a team that spent all those years developing Bridgestones and getting my a55 handed to me by Michelin teams for Dorna to say that crap.

logarithm

September 14, 2009 4:56 PM

Well if Rossi's b1tching means so much to Dorna, maybe they will do away with the stupid 5 engine rule. Maybe they just should quit messing with the formula and go back to 990cc before MotoGP ends up like god forbid........F1!

Rossi is God! - Unregistered

September 14, 2009 5:25 PM

Single tire brought closer racing and wins by multiple others. So, yeah it was a good thing.

I'm so glad it happened. Now we need to get rid of the engine rule which will cause unnecessary engine blow ups next year which will ruin racing.

studs

September 14, 2009 6:20 PM

When such a huge discrepancy is proved to exist in the relative performance and supply of critical components over which they have no direct control, then it's a situation that the top teams/riders/manufacturers can't, won't and shouldn't have to tolerate.

I can't see what the problem is with this concept.

Michelin's tyres in their last two years of competition were at best inadequate, and at worst bordering on the dangerous.

If certain quarters want to play politics or run hate campaigns around this tired old issue, then they ought to seriously examine their motives IMHO.

Joeski - Unregistered

September 14, 2009 6:33 PM

@ RawDawg
Dude...I'm kind of surprise with your comments.. It's like you buy into this Rossi literally owns Motogp stuff! Rossi knows when there is a better product out there..tell me one rider in any racing class..cars or bikes..that doesn't want the top product to race on. The only difference is you can't make demands when you are a underperformer. At Rossi's worst he is a top 3 title contender, which by the way is his worst finish in the last decade. Answer me this..would you spend your last dime to get James Toseland everything he wants right now! on his Bike,knowing that he is on a top 5 bike(now) and can barely make it into the top 10. NO!!!! waste of money..Rossi however will win!!

RawDawg

September 14, 2009 6:51 PM
Last Edited 1831 days ago

Joeski

I have no problem with Rossi wanting the best equipment - he's a racer. But that doesn't hide the fact that Bridgestone didn't even want to supply Rossi with tires and told him no because Lorenzo would still be on Michelin and Dorna flat out twist their arm to get Rossi what he wanted. That was bullsh1t and Dorna should have let the factories work it out.

And going to a single tire rule bascially screwed Ducati, Suzuki, Kawasaki and others who had been getting their brains beat out while developing Bridgestones when Michelin wouldn't give them the "good" tires. Dorna didn't give a toss that those teams where on the losing end all those years did they?

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