MotoGP » Dunlop 'tremendously satisfied' with second Moto2 season


"We have seen faster lap times than last year at dry tracks in both qualifying and in the races. We also have very closely fought races…"

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Missing something! - Unregistered

November 11, 2011 2:47 PM

No harm to Dunlop, they are a very good company and are doing nothing different to either Pirelli or Bridgestone, but


.................I'm really disappointed at the willingness of all of them to go down the "control tyre" (or if you prefer "no competition"!) route, both on two wheels and four. Surely it breeds mediocrity in the market place as well, Dunlop can hardly claim a victorious year in Moto 2 can they, nor can Bridgestone in Moto GP, Pirelli in WSB and F1, etc, etc.

Maybe being an oldie there's some point in it somewhere that's just beyond me but personally I can't see that it does anything other than remove another interesting aspect from the competition, whichever class or discipline it may be!

Yamapimp - Unregistered

November 11, 2011 5:20 PM

I agree but when Dunlop entered MotoGP they had their butts well and truly kicked. So did Michelin such was the superiority of the stones. Hence one make to even it up. But we all know that what suits one rider will not always suit another. Both ways are a lose lose situation.

pcxmac - Unregistered

November 11, 2011 7:08 PM

whats up with these one make tire championships!!!!

for g0ds sake, lets see some competition, just dont allow over night specials or special testing/development for particular teams/sponsors.

Firefly

November 11, 2011 8:30 PM

Control tires are a good thing. Now the winner is decided by the bike and the rider (in some ratio, like 70% rider 30% bike). Why does anyone want that to become 40% rider, 40% tire and 20% bike?

CintaLauraNot

November 12, 2011 12:13 PM

@Big gaps

you missed the point man, with control tire "the gap" is now only down to the riders and the bikes, we can say the tire thing is out from the equation. maybe there are disadvantages when certain brands on control tire rule is having lack of performances or innovations, but if that happen i'm sure the users wont just stand still

shamarone

November 13, 2011 8:00 PM

guys, we have to let go of the "idealism". there are no perfect solutions in the world of imperfect man. there are pros and cons to both. anybody who's been around long enough to have their opinion benefit from historical perspective, knows we already TRIED the competition way and it didn't work either. i predicted back in '03 that WSBK would turn out just fine. fastforward 8 years and it has. also, don't overlook that some of these changes to a single tyre supplier were initiated by safety issues (michelin indianapolis '05). so see, there are other aspects to consider BEYOND just our myopic and selfish desire to be "entertained" like so much king henry on his throne.

izzylove - Unregistered

November 14, 2011 8:21 AM

I agree that one brand is not always the best but don't asume it's what all the tire companies want! Some companies are scared of competition and have too much money for their own good and just buy the championships! I am sure that some suppliers would love to compete against each other and prove they have the better tires but unfortunately as always in motorsport it always comes down to money!! Until then we must look at the progress of the product from the beginning of the season until the end and in that respect Dunlop have done great!

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