MotoGP » Capirossi comments 'wrongly attributed'

"I am very optimistic moving forward as Bridgestone and I are working very well together" - Loris Capirossi.

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GpFan - Unregistered

February 09, 2012 7:01 PM

Capi, you said the tyres where crap and dangerous and that Carmelo gave you full power to go against B-stone's direction of product.

Stroke Stroke as you back peddle.

G.O.M. - Unregistered

February 09, 2012 10:33 PM

@ itsallribbish: This is yet another case of people on CRASH misunderstanding technical terms. Capirossi, (like any professional involved in motorcycle racing), knows exactly what chatter is and where it comes from. "Chatter" ALWAYS comes from tyres! You can certainly have various vibrations transmitted through a bike chassis from any number of sources, but proper chatter, (16 - 20Hz), always comes from tyres, generally the rear, in an unloaded state.


February 09, 2012 11:18 PM
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Doing the corporate back peddling so soon Loris??

Soon after Loris comments I read an article somewhere (MM? Speed?) about how it's known that spec tire series use older tires mixed in with the new. It was found that Dunlop brought front tires that were a year or 2 old to Daytona (serioulsy, if you want to kill someone give them sh1t tires at Daytona), Pirelli brought old tires mixed in with the new at Miller last year, etc. So it would come as no surprise if Bridgestone was doing the same at some tracks were they used the same compound as previous years.

As a fan just learning this recently I'm shocked that this practice occurs and that the competitors haven't spoken out against this. There is no way a tire that has been riding around in a truck and/or sitting in some drafty warehouse has the same performance of newer tires. What if some of Marco's and Cal's crashes and tire problems were from year old tires? Or the grading issue that Colin dealt with at Mugello? You can bet that

pay attention - Unregistered

February 10, 2012 12:05 AM recently ran a story about falls increasing. Last year the riders were very unhappy and Bridgestone introduced extra softer compounds to try and ease the situation. Stoner is on record as saying the tyres have got worse since Bridgestone got the spec contract.

Times are hard and without competition it's no surprise they are looking to save money but, old tyres shipped in containers and as Dawg says, warehoused then trucked to the track with a lower spec construction are hopefully a thing of the past, although I guess we'll see. I hope Loris isn't gagged if the rubber continues to cause concerns.


February 10, 2012 12:23 AM

Crash sometimes, Eurosport always do a headline to spark reaction, not necessary what was told, and this is BS, I believe Loris is doing what he can, we also have to consider that he is only 'safety adviser', not a 'safety decider':)
Cheers Claes

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