MotoGP » New compound Bridgestone rear receives green light

'The feedback from this experimental slick was very positive and we will now analyse the data we acquired from the test' - Shinji Aoki

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September 19, 2013 4:33 PM

I know the riders liked it... I'm wondering what it is they liked about it. Trying to make sense of it I ended up with...

When they claim improved edge grip, one has to assume they mean over the existing hard rear, and not over the existing soft rear I'd guess.

Too much rear grip can cause understeer and pushing the front. So... a hard tyre with MORE edge grip than the old hard, but maybe a touch less than the soft is just right?

I'm thinking that a hard tyre that lasts longer than the soft, & grips well while allowing just enough oversteer on the throttle to aid turn-in would be the holy grail for a faster overall race time?

Wonder which bike will be able to make the best use of it (if conditions enable its use)?


September 20, 2013 8:49 AM

bridgestone should stick to just one compound and not introduce a new one each year, that will make it easier for the etup guys including the art/crt folks to cope up.

i just dont like the idea that 2012,2013, and now 2024 all had different compounds.

if i am dorna, all in the name of safety... Motogp and WSBK must only use BT015, this way, the common rider like me can benefit with its limits by just watching motogp when my mike in my garage had the exact same tires as stoner and rossi.


September 20, 2013 10:59 AM


I agree with 'what Honda wants, Honda gets', but do you really think Honda have been struggling to get their bike to work with the current tyre?

Marquez is romping to the title...

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