MotoGP » Riders push for closer MotoGP tyre choice

“This year the hard tyre is not working“ - Jorge Lorenzo.

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back marker - Unregistered

May 10, 2013 6:13 AM

riders are given a set number of front and rear tyres each race weekend ... if one of the tyres is the only real option for the actual race then they wont bother with the other meaning they are operating with half the number or tyres than they have previously had ... not good for the riders but great economically for Brigestone as they only have to produce one batch of hard tyres for the year as they are hardly ever used!

Anarki - Unregistered

May 10, 2013 7:50 AM

Exposed - Unregistered
May 10, 2013 3:25 AM
@The Judge.
Do some cursory research on the internet. It's common knowledge Rossi had special tyres flown in for him before race day. Good on him. He got away with it for a while.
Since his stint at Ducati, with no walls, no special tyres etc, he's been totally exposed and owned of course but his facade worked for a while at least.

Not only Rossi, everybody had "custom" tires and it lead to Elias winning races on satellite machine, or KR jr. getting on the podium on private machine with honda engine, or whatever there are a lot of examples. Even if the michelin didn't supply them tires during weekend it was a good thing, closer racing, maximizing riders potential, i just don't understand how more options with tires can be a bad thing.

MGP - Unregistered

May 10, 2013 1:37 PM

The way he waved his finger at Marc, it was like Marc was a little kid and Jorge the dad ... that was a joke. This guy is an immature idiot, can't stand him.

Suck it up dude, I hope Honda and even Rossi wipes the floor with you.

Unregistered - Unregistered

May 10, 2013 4:44 PM

Lorenzo was angry with Marc because he knows that Marc's pass did more than stealing second place from him or demoting him to third in the championship. What that pass really did was break that aura of 'invincibility' that has surrounded Lorenzo for the past year. Basically he was humiliated at his own corner by a rookie. He's finished 3rd two races in a row. He'll be desperate for a win at Le Mans to restore his ego.

Sylvester - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 12:59 PM

Bring Michelin back? No thanks. If there's one manufacturer that has been guilty of giving preferential treatment with their tyres in the past its the Frenchies.

Bridgestone have always been transparent in the way they operate, they were asked to create new tyres last year and went with the majority vote, no hidden agenda.

They got caught out with the weather at Jerez, but it was still a decent race and no tyres suffered any problems except for low grip caused by the tarmac.

Problem is over. Next race please.

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