MotoGP » Safety officer Capirossi weighs in on MotoGP tyres

“Carmelo told me, 'on the subject of tyres, you decide, feel free to get angry', so I've used this power immediately” - Loris Capirossi.

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MM - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 8:07 AM

So maybe this was what Pedrosa was referring to when he said that the tyres for the CRT bikes wouldn't be as good as those used by the rest. If satellite teams have been getting rubber that's been sat in the warehouse for months while factory riders got tyres fresh out of the moulds, then that situation can't be allowed to continue if there's a difference in their performance. CRT bikes will have enough to contend with without that extra hill to climb.


January 05, 2012 8:55 AM
Last Edited 1494 days ago

cappo my good man.
i loved you as a rider , now i love you more as kick a$$ safty man.
cappo's honesty has never been questioned , there is no better man for the job.
pretty disturbing that old tyres were being given to some riders , i suspected as much.
i bet any money stoner won't lose his tyres half way through the race next year.

"I'd love to know who had the "new" tyres last season, and who got the two year old ones!!"

Well you can be sure that Rossi being the only rider on the grid with a Bridgestone contract, had the best available, and it didn't give him much of an advantage!

So from a practical/performance point of view it's maybe not much of an issue but nonetheless it's not the way it should be. If we're going to see the other manufacturers excluded so that a fair and equal situation exists then that's EXACTLY what it should be, with no grey areas.


January 05, 2012 9:31 AM

@Maclaren P.
times are a changing , thats why rossi left yamaha when they refused to give him better than lorenzo , equal or nothing.
so he goes to ducatti where hayden would let him take over.

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