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“We developed this whole bike around the old tyre and one third of the way through the season they've put a new tyre into it” - Casey Stoner.

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Face facts. - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 6:08 PM

Got on the Ducati and won straight away. Then things went down hill from there.
Got on the Honda, same thing.
Have to ask the question. Why do things go pear shaped when he joins a team?
Maybe he can't develop a cold, or a motorcycle.

ATRUE GENIUS INDEED - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 10:44 PM

dracon,u think the crashes were to do with ,the weather.track condition,riders pushing over the limit,etc etc, what are you, some kind of mystical genius,fk me thats a revealation that statement,wonder when the racing world will catch onto that

Percentage

June 20, 2012 7:16 AM

One point overlooked by most posts, lots of riders might prefer the new tyre, HOWEVER they are slower riders than Stoner. It is a whole different scenario when riding at the pace and commitment that he rides at.

LAnski - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 9:37 AM

Agree with Percentage....

The new tires might be easier to go fast on if you are a midfield rider, but it becomes unstable when ridden consistently on the limit...

However, the Yam might have just a little bit lucky that the performance of the tire falls on its sweet spot, (new tire needs to be ridden smoothly).

HRC with its chatter problems forces the riders (CS & DP) to ride that tire consistently on the limit (LCR and gresini riders does not ride hard enough)

Seems that the tire is happy enough to be ridden smoothly but bite back (and hard when ridden on the limit)

HRC needs to sort that chatter so that they can pressure supersmooth JL into riding in the limit.
I think JL will have to change his tune then.

3M - Unregistered

June 21, 2012 10:38 PM

Yamaha has had the smoothest chassie for years,honda has other strong points but with the new tire they dont benefit from them as much as last year,im a honda guy so im sorry to say this championship is over
thanks to bridgestone.

bjr - Unregistered

June 22, 2012 4:13 AM

...Got on the Ducati and won straight away. Then things went down hill from there. Got on the Honda, same thing. Have to ask the question. Why do things go pear shaped when he joins a team?
Maybe he can't develop a cold, or a motorcycle......

Nah, it takes Espeleta/Dorna a season to figure out and bring in rule changes to nobble the bloke.

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