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bliz - Unregistered

April 05, 2012 12:26 AM


Whether your epiphany is true or not, I fail to see how it has anything to do with multiple tire manufacturers in MotoGP. If there are competing brands and one is excelling while the other is floundering--at the expense of factory reputation and rider careers--this sounds incredibly bad for business if you ask me.

jack - Unregistered

April 05, 2012 12:29 AM

A lot of posters here have short memories about the tires,i am sure some of you will remember, the bitching, moaning, whining,about michelin,let alone broken contracts, and what happened,all the riders wanted bridgestones,and i wonder how many of you agreed, with them then,they bought in the one tyre rule,and i remember heaps of posters at the time, also whining about the michelins,so tell me why, all of a sudden,that the majority,want other tyre makers in the mix,would it be that some of you think,that ducati,would be better,if it were michelin shod,or pirelli shod,and if dorna listened to crash net fans,it would be in a bigger mess,than the so called one it is in now, cheers

zzz - Unregistered

April 05, 2012 2:05 AM

@ bliz

You've simply typed the opposite of my post, and then
called it a rebuttal.

When MotoGP has one tire. Every penny of development
cost falls to the manufacturer. With a tire war, teams
can be brought to the front with the tire manufacturer. Ducati 2007.

When MotoGP has a tire war, the teams try to run a tire
that will last just long enough to get them across the
line. Sometimes they are too conservative. Sometimes
the teams are too aggressive. This adds uncertainty for
entertainment people and risk-reward for the teams and

End of. Now it's up to you to argue that MotoGP is
better with a control tire.

bliz - Unregistered

April 05, 2012 2:37 AM

I'm not sure you could prove that development costs
have "increased" as a direct result of the single tire
rule. At any rate, I was just pointing out that factories
have always had to design their bikes around tires.
Multiple or single tire brands hasn't changed that.

It's interesting you point to 2007--as that year is
typically regarded as a disaster for MotoGP having
multiple tire manufacturers. It was 2007 that led to
the single tire rule.

Regarding tire wear over race distance. This is the
same whether or not there are one or multiple tire brands.
Bridgestone created a very hard tire that lasts forever
and caused all sorts of issues while it warmed up.
This was a problem indeed, and it has supposedly been
fixed and the tires will this season wear out quicker so
we will hopefully get to see some nice battles. However,
we shouldn't pin point Bridgestone's mistake as a problem
with the tire rule since that mistake could have been made
even with multiple brands.

bliz - Unregistered

April 05, 2012 2:45 AM

For the record. I don't like a tire war because
it takes control away from the factories and
the riders. I believe MotoGP is better with a single
tire because everyone has the same advantages or
disadvantages and results come at the dedication
and will of the factories and riders...not influenced
by an outside and uncontrollable factor.

MiniMoto - Unregistered

April 05, 2012 8:58 AM

wasnt motorcycle racing derived from manifacture competition and that riders were lucky to get a seat just to ride for the maker yet alone get paid aswell.
Why is everyone jumping up and down with an opinion like me lol.
Competition between makers is where is should stay end of.

bjr - Unregistered

April 05, 2012 9:31 AM

Don't forget, tyres from the same manufacturer were "graded". Just as a rider in a satellite team has a watered down version of a factory bike, so too did satellite riders have sh!tty versions of race rubber.

So a rider on a 1-2 year old ex works bike couldn't even get equal rubber to put on it, talk about double disadvantaged. Hey, lets go back to certain riders getting better tyres so their superior skill can shine through!!!

There's only 1 way to level the playing field. Factory teams and private teams enter their machines into a team WC, riders enter themselves into the individual riders WC and team/rider combinations are allocated at each round. That way every rider has to ride with every team 2-3 times in a season.

The most adaptable rider will will the Riders WC and the most user friendy bike will win the Teams WC.


April 05, 2012 12:56 PM

Surely if you want a prototype class, have a "standard" ECU for all machines is rather contradictory?

Prototypes help advance the technology used on road machines - it always has done in both car and bike racing - so why have a rule that stifles the creativity of the designers and engineers in working round problems for the advancement of technology?

Do you want a "show" or do you want "racing" ?

motogpfan46 - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 12:41 PM

I think more circuits. Over the last years theres been no new tracs apart Aragon, Misano and Indianapolis which are waste of times. They should have the South African Grand Prix back and instead of Misano have Monza or Vallelunga. It needs to get out of Europe a bit. Go to South Korea or New Delhi or Abu Duabi or Brazil like they use to. Alternate the Portugese Grand Prix. Go back to Sweden, make the track safer. I use to love Imola and Paul Ricard but the best track now that even challenges the riders is Laguna SEca.

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