MotoGP » MotoGP riders pushing for revised front tyre design

"...But yes, Casey was right" - Valentino Rossi.

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June 25, 2013 2:51 PM

“Pcxmac - this class of racing is going down the drain”
Codger said something similar in an earlier post.
I was at Catalunya and on Practice day I was in the stand opposite VR46 and CC35's pits. The fans applauded Jlo, Dani, MM93, VR46 and CC35 whenever they went out or came in. VR46 got a huge cheer with his fastest practice lap. On race day I was in the stand opposite pit lane exit. The bikes came past so quickly you couldn't tell who it was until their r'ses were dissappearing. Luckily I was opposite a big screen (commentary in Spanish) and near two race position towers, or I would have seen only blurs and distant dots! When home from holiday I watched the excellent TV coverage which creates a far more exciting spectacle out of not very much track action.
Without TV the class would have lost support years ago, but that's where the money is these days.
Trackside I would have seen far more at Cadwell Park. But I'm glad I went because the atmos was great!


June 25, 2013 6:10 PM

About time control tyres were binned and bring back some competition. The only reason we have the things is because of Rossi's moaning when Casey was winning. A control tyre in a controlled class like moto 2 is ok but for the "pinnacle" of motorcycle racing, its retarded.


June 25, 2013 8:35 PM

Back when Michelin and Bridgestone were competing in GPs the problem was that the riders were contractually bound to one or the other supplier.

They couldn't just turn up and use the best tire, so on some tracks the Michelins were the best, on others or with inters Bridgestone.

This made some of the races farcical when Michelin got it wrong- Rossi and Pedrosa were swallowed by the pack. So both Dani and Rossi spat the dummy and demanded Bridgestones to keep up with Stoner.
Then almost all the Michelin riders switched to Bridgestone, who then won the contract to supply all the tires when Michelin lost interest.

That's how I remember it anyway lol.

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