MotoGP » Bridgestone offer 'special tyres' for Mugello

"Bridgestone has decided to supply riders with special construction rear tyres at Mugello as a safeguard against excessively high tyre temperatures" - Hiroshi Yamada.

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Danis mum - Unregistered

July 12, 2012 11:35 AM

Custom made tyres for no 46. This is where it all falls in place. Rossi wins regular the rest of the season. Jorge, Casey and Dani will be confused and start to make mistakes. Rossi wraps up the championship at thre end of the year.

Lozza - Unregistered

July 12, 2012 11:47 AM

Hey hang on, I read that the Japanese Bridgestone bloke said that there was nothing wrong with their tyres after Assen! Typical business bulls--t, but these people are playing with other peoples lives here. Shame on Bridgestone. Right that's it no more Bridgestones going on my ZX14 ever again. Lies all lies.


July 12, 2012 12:02 PM

Dani's Mum

You are making a joke right...?

But I still can't understand limiting the special tyres to hard compound. Specially following the recent trend of using softer tyres in hotter conditions... Forcing the teams' hands a bit...

Uhh they said there was no manufacturing fault with the tyres, but the conditions at Assen caused problems, so to avoid this happening again they are taking special tyres to Mugello.

Why are so many comments on here always looking for some thriller movie angle?

Joeski - Unregistered

July 12, 2012 12:13 PM

Hold up guys, what is this whole conspiracy theory going on? I think this is the right course of action. At Assen only 2 riders had issues, so the 'stones weren't bad as was said BUT in the concern for safety even 2 could be enough to spark a reaction. And 'stone reacted correctly. However they could not just go out and make special one off tyres for Rossi or Spies so they made it available for all. From a cost point of view they only did this with the hard compound which they had been using for other high tyre temp be honest this sounds like a proper response by a tyre manufacturer.
Also data is only history! what data do they have from 1000cc bikes last year to suggest Assen would cause that problem. Maybe you perfect "hindsight" decision makers should go work for Bridgestone or Michelin or Pirelli. Hell let us up the game..go work for Microsoft or Apple or Google

StonerForPM - Unregistered

July 12, 2012 12:13 PM

No pleasing some chaps. Bridgestone have made steps to solve problems they had at Ducth TT and you kiddies on here get wound up.

If I was a MotoGP rider, I'd be happy to know things are being taken seriously and they've flown in special tyres just for Mugello.

joeski - Unregistered

July 12, 2012 12:20 PM

Also...correct me if I am wrong but shouldn't the bikes be made to work with the one spec tyre. Or is it make a different tyre for every different bike on the grid? I do not know...please help me.

Again there is a safety concern and a solution (even if it is less than desirable) was put into place. One that is on offer to all competitors.

Man I hate you guys for making me sound like some company guy. But 'stones done the right thing.

Shamu - Unregistered

July 12, 2012 12:20 PM

For the last two races, the only bikes that werent affected by the tyres are the Repsols. They were so fast in Assen and Germany while the rest of the field wonder if they could finish the race. Honda and Bridgestone over a couple of Japanese girls having saki?

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