MotoGP » Tyre life woes for Rossi at Jerez


Valentino Rossi: It will be hard in a wet race to do 27 laps in a row...

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shamarone

March 23, 2013 11:02 PM
Last Edited 486 days ago

ffs yam, we already went down this road in '06. slot into rossi's bike one of the older (more flexible) frames. we don't count model years in MotoGP (that's for fan-sumers in production), we only care about solutions that give riders the confidence to push and win races. i have spoken.

Grendlehop

March 23, 2013 11:05 PM
Last Edited 486 days ago

Nicky stated the same issue with the track surface wearing out the wets. Marc also felt this. Dani said there were many times where the track was not wet enough for the tires being used. Jorge stated he'd improved his time quite a bit at one point, but had to back off on acceleration to make sure his tires would be able to last the race distance. Bridgestone are also collecting data here, but I suppose they're all a bunch off whiners.

rogerio.alves@gmail.com - Unregistered

March 23, 2013 11:42 PM

Apparently there is nothing wrong with the bike - if you look at the first position in the timesheet. I wasn't expecting the Rossi of old but it has been getting worse every session... I think Rossi knows already his time has passed. No shame in that, I say, he did more than anyone else and he still has the guts to try to fight the clock.

Dave - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 12:02 AM

@rogerio,

That rational isnt rock solid, for example, how do you explain Spies bike last year compared to the WC bike?

Riding abilities aside, Spies bike had many mechanical issues through out the year yet JLo's didnt miss a beat.

If you are looking for an explanation, you may look at contradicting examples, think about various possible causes and then form an opinion.

To say Jlo's bike is fine so rossis must be fine isnt rational.

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