MotoGP » Bridgestone happy to work with Capirossi

“In my discussions with riders, the general feeling is that the 2012 specification tyres are very good and they are happy with the feeling they offer” – Loris Capirossi.

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JC Racing - Unregistered

February 06, 2012 2:34 PM

Until they develop an alternative to forks that riders can push a bike on, or until one of the aliens decides to ride something like a Bimota Tesi or a Vyrus in the off-season until they get used to the feeling they give, chatter will always be a problem.


February 06, 2012 3:34 PM

re: "The only negative for the 2012 tyres seems to be an increased amount of 'chatter' vibration, at least for the Japanese bikes."

"chatter" on track, "chatter" on forums, "chatter" gon' happen. make 'em durable, they're slow to warm. make 'em too soft, they explode. make 'em fast to warm, they chatter. tyre construction will always involve compromise.

The Michelin Man - Unregistered

February 06, 2012 3:48 PM

as long as they are forced to race on bridgestones there will always be a problem....

bridgestone make good budget road tyres....most Trackday riders wouldn't use them on track!
(except BT090 - which are actually rather good!!)

and most motogp riders wouldn't use bridgestone either if given the choice!


February 06, 2012 4:26 PM

Great to see Capirex digging in to help bring the 'Stones more in line with "normal" roadrace slicks (i.e. predictable, quick warm-up, more compliant etc.).

@ The Michelin Man, I don't think you realize MotoGP Bridgestones are NOTHING like any other tires you or I can purchase. By all indications they are other-worldly in terms of grip and longevity, but that comes at the price of a very difficult warm-up procedure & enormous loads to get them to hook-up. This year they're likely going to loose a little outright-performance to gain some feel and predictability. Should help out the series in general.

Remember? - Unregistered

February 06, 2012 6:23 PM

Remember Bridgestone came into MotoGP with no data, much had decades of it and Bridgestone still kicked their ass. Stoner won on them. Rossi begged for them and pedrosa walked out of his mich contract to use them. Speaks for itself that does. There will always be a compromise, especially when it's one make. What suits one will not always suit another.

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