MotoGP » New Bridgestone MotoGP tyre to debut at Brno

“We are planning to introduce our new hard compound rear slick tyre at the Czech Republic Grand Prix” - Masao Azuma, Bridgestone.

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July 25, 2013 10:16 PM

@ hoppy.... As my posts show, I know nothing about anything. Giving it some thought though I see the tyre problem as down to contracts. If there were no contracts and all the brand leaders were allowed to turn up with tyres, and all the riders and teams were allowed a free choice, that would soon sort out development.

Oh and ban asymmetric tyres. The riders would soon learn to slow down on the difficult areas of track. Well except hotshot Marc.


July 25, 2013 11:19 PM
Last Edited 1014 days ago

So like who is the crazy conspiracy theorist, the one who believes I am posting when I am not about tires or the one who adds a little common sense and critical thinking to the mess?

one tire does not fit all, never has, never will.

Allowing Bridgestone to pick winners since 2009 has been the biggest unreported scam in MotoGP, yet the fans believe what they are told by the commentators in their pulpits on sundays.

I really wish people would stop repeating what they are told.


July 26, 2013 12:15 AM

If a rider prefers the new hard compound, can he get extra hards in his allocation, otherwise this crap and unfair, pretty much the opposite of what a control tire was meant to achieve


July 26, 2013 2:28 AM

For a truely fair control tyre arrangement, there needs to be a single manufacturer who makes a range of rears and fronts that are available to every rider and every team at every round.

Then DON"T change anything with them for 5 years.

Give the teams a chance to refine their bikes and the riders chance to learn the tyres.


July 26, 2013 5:26 AM

whether there is conspiracies or not last year was still a clear example of intent to hamper in the case of honda , honda always have the next years bike ready by mid year before , they build them with the tyres promised to be used the next year then preseason testing arrives and they take away the existing front tyre and replace it with another , then mid season do it again just as they were finding solutions , fair enough they want to introduce a new tire for safety reasons but up to mid season there was no crashes in races bar a few crt's , crashes after the mid season switch began immediately including broken bones to honda's no.1 rider , there was no reason to take away an existing tyre that proved safe while forcing all to head out every session on an un proven tyre , nothing about safety in such a move there , constant tyre changing is unsafe and guaranteed to result in crashes.


July 26, 2013 8:48 AM

Rossi/Lorenzo/Cal/Bradders can't use the hard option as it is now.
Pedrosa/Marquez can't get heat into the tyres with cooler temperature
Hayden/Dovi/Pirro/Iannone can't ride the bike at all the only way of winning a race or get on the podium is A only possible if the whole field will ride a Ducati or B except the Ducati's they all have to start from pitlane.
I can't see this work out for Ducati to be honest it might suit Yamaha and Honda. Have they been tested yet, will the tyres if used for the first time don't be part of the tyre allocation for the weekend?


July 26, 2013 8:52 AM

@Dacron the broken bones isn't only the blame of the tyres it's also the blame of that ****ty Indy track where only the oval got ridden by cars most of the time. The infield is only used by Moto3/Moto2/MotoGP. The kerbs in the final corner are more like a ramp they would suit Tony Hawk more doing 720 flips.


July 26, 2013 11:19 AM
Last Edited 1014 days ago

I'm not one for conspiracy theories. Especially conspiracy theories concerning tyres.

jlo, dp cal and vr have all seriously struggled with this years tyre in races. Everyone else too probably. Safety or not, it was negatively affecting race results so it needed sorted.

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