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"I am confident that with it we will be able to answer satisfactorily what the riders have been asking for in terms of a greater choice of softer compounds specifically to improve warm-up performance"

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Tyreguru - Unregistered

August 09, 2011 4:49 PM

Look at what the riders have been asking for over the last months of this season in particular. Softer rears - now given (still two options but softer specs). A greater quantity of softer fronts - given (with a third spec). It's not hard to see - every rider asked for these changes. Every one. And every team and rider agreed to these changes. So to suggest favouritism for Rossi must mean that all the other teams and riders want to hand Rossi an advantage too. Really? Don't think so.

John - RTS - Unregistered

August 10, 2011 10:32 AM


you will always get the same people on this site coming up with 'Rossi got special treatment' because they have to justify to themselves how Rossi has 9 titles and their heros have 1 or less. Rossi demanded Bridgestones after watching Stoner dominate on them and once he got them, well Rossi won yet another title. Of course Rossi got the best parts for his bikes, he was the champion but 'special tyres' get a grip. Urban myth like Stoner using no TC.

Obvious - Unregistered

August 10, 2011 2:31 PM

This is to give Ducati a front that can be heated up easier. the riders struggle to get heat into the tyre because of a lack of feel - this reduces grip because the tyre is below the operating temp. A softer tyre gets heat quicker and will aid the Ducati a bit.

Rules changed by Italian organisers to suit the Italian ex champion in his fledging career - who would have thought Italians would behave this way?!?!?!

bjr - Unregistered

August 10, 2011 10:28 PM

Yeah, the two standard spec construction in various compounds as per the first half of the season + 1 Ducati spec tyre for Rossi and Co.....

3 other manufacturers have to make their bikes work with the tyres supplied, why shouldn't Ducati?

As for the crashes on cold tyres, I think the riders need to take a look at themselves first. Traction control disabled or not, what the hell did Lorenzo do with the throttle that he was expecting traction control to catch cruising around that corner after his practice start???

Moses - Unregistered

August 11, 2011 4:04 PM

Any way since Dorna take the decission to change only 1 tyre brand (i admmit i dont like but i can accept after all) please think seriously about this Why Bridgestone only give two kinds of compounds? so bad for me because since then the manufactures have to worry about addapt the bike to tyres and not to race, this make that bike s character change a lot, now bikes are more similar between each others (Bridgestone guilty) and offer a very poor, less, (no open) options for the pilot in race style, it have a very very big influence in all, since electronic track control to addapt it, chassis design., i think the should offer at least 4 or 5 different kinds of compounds like years ago,
front and rear, then we will see every body choosing wich one they suit better

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