MotoGP » Bridgestone investigating Assen tyre issues

'We have commenced a full investigation into the matter and I will personally take the affected tyres back to Bridgestone's Technical Centre in Japan where they will undergo detailed analysis to determine the cause of this issue' - Shinichi Yamashita, General Manager, Bridgestone Tyre Development

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drea - Unregistered

July 02, 2012 12:19 PM

Hey bridgestone why dont you do an 'investigation' into the new front tire too, heck why dont you just scrap it and bring the old tires back!!!

i pity these fools

Justice - Unregistered

July 02, 2012 12:37 PM

I dont think I Will ever own another bridgestone tyre, dirt or road. Id just wish they would make the C.E.O ride on these tires and risk his life when the thing explodes at mugello.

wadcutter - Unregistered

July 02, 2012 1:21 PM

Ok he's taking them back to Japan personally!! I don't care how they get back just start bringing good ones to the races!!

Michelin and even Maxxis are waiting, sort it out!!


July 02, 2012 1:27 PM

re: "Single tire supplier is good. Just they should offer wider range of tires, not only two compounds on single carcass."

single tyre supplier is good, just they should be PAID for their skills and expertise and only THEN will they offer a wider range of tires, not only two compounds on single carcass.

motorcycling's overall status as "cheap bastards" sees us ineligible for that kind of support. come off the dime and we'll be living the dream like abraham. :)

Triumphontour - Unregistered

July 02, 2012 1:30 PM

Pirelli's are more of a joke then Bridgestone will ever be, they've had shredded tyres more than anyone else (Monza, Imola this year, Phillip Island last year just to name a few), and I can still remember Redding and Bradl chunking their rear Dunlops last year.

The problem with the internet is that it gives everyone short memories. Do people forget the whole reason BS was made MotoGP supplier was because Dunlop simply couldnt complete and everyone jumped ship from Michelin? Since they arrived in MotoGP they have been far and away the most regular and better performers in the series.

This is unacceptable from Bridgestone, but this is such a rare occurence you can bet all the rice in China it wont happen again. The fact a huge Japanese company has apologised and offered a full investigation is a big deal in my book, they'll be burning the midnight oil to fix the problem definitely.

As for their road tyres... Im on my second set of BT23's after being a long term Michelin Man.. they ar


July 02, 2012 1:45 PM

re: "Dunlop, Pirelli, Metzeler, Michelin and even Maxxis are waiting".

well not Michelin, they've already ran this rodeo and staff accountants are fully aware that it's a zero-sum game. actually it's less than that... it's a circle jerk.


July 02, 2012 1:46 PM

Bringing a wider range of tyres will merely excacerbate the problem. Riders (or teams) sometimes make the wrong choice now, more choice means more wrong choices.
You could say that the hard compound failed because the track temperature was too hot and Bridgestone weren't prepared. Surely a compromise tyre with a wider operation range is the answer, not a wider choice.
A rider might practice on friday in cool conditions, on Saturday in the rain, Qually on a soft, and go to the grid in hot conditions. With 3, 4 or more choices he's going to forget what he's there

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