MotoGP » Tyre wear forces damage limitation for Stoner

“Very early on, when I was behind Ben, I started to struggle with the left hand side of the tyre” - Casey Stoner.

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beno - Unregistered

June 17, 2012 5:20 PM

Don't worry mate everyone could see you sliding and having problems, while lorenzo was smooth with all that traction control. Guess thats the way dorna wants to go, even more rider aid and no more sliding.

ty - Unregistered

June 17, 2012 5:41 PM

@beno. though it is an well known fact that stoner rides with lesser electronics(as revealed by his teammates and recently by nakamoto), telling lorenzo won only because of tc is a bit stupid. let's just say yamaha+new bridgestones+lorenzo is an awesome combo now.

HUgelean - Unregistered

June 17, 2012 5:49 PM

Tyres are limiting factor for all riders and they all suffered tyre wear issues. Casey hammered his tyres early doors trying to gap everyone . Jorge allowed his to bed in. Both were struggling for grip at the end. If yams new engine brings better acceleration, casey relying on the hot weather hard tyres and Honda GP won't work out. Without it casey will breeze all the hot weather races, especially those with big straights. Would be know here on the yam.

zorroc - Unregistered

June 17, 2012 6:52 PM

For the last six years the Yamaha has without a doubt been the best bike on the MotoGp grid. Were it not for Casey Stoner wringing the necks of two lesser bikes Yamaha would have won every championship for the last six years (seven if Rossi had not thrown it away in Valencia in 2006)

Sam - Unregistered

June 17, 2012 8:48 PM

I want to know where this idea that Stoner uses less driver aids comes from. It's been mentioned by several MotoGP pundits that the reason he was so quick on the Ducati compared to everyone else is because he got to grips with the Ducati traction control a lot better than othere riders and so was able to extract more speed from the bike. Everyone else struggled with the Ducati electronics. In fact, when he first entered the big class, I recall him falling off a lot pre-traction control.

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