MotoGP » Shinji Aoki (Bridgestone) - Q&A

"The very high levels of traction offered by the tarmac resulted in some tyres having their tread torn off and cracked – a situation we definitely did not anticipate"

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October 23, 2013 3:54 AM

“We expected an increase in tyre temperatures this weekend and prepared for this, but the extreme temperatures that occurred were far beyond our expectations.”
How did he prepare for this?
By rejecting an offer off Phillip Island to do a test day prior to the event.
Because that happened.
I know we are at the bottom end of the world, but we deserve better.
Anyone remember what happened to the WSBK Supersport race earlier this year. Tyres failed. Was that not a wake up call to Bridgestone.
And using a lame excuse that the bumps had been removed due to re surfacing. Is that not the idea you dip $hit?
We will probably hear more about this, unless Dorna tell everyone to zip it.


October 23, 2013 10:13 AM

"motogp, moto2 and moto3 world championships". I fail to see how it is a world championship when manufactures are restricted from entering. At present there is restrictions of only one tyre manufacturer in all the 3 classes and one engine manufacturer in moto2. Maybe soon it will be restricted to riders from one select country also!!! Why is a world championship not open to all manufacturers who want to take part. This one tyre supplier goes against the spirit of world championship.


October 23, 2013 11:28 AM

2007 showed that without control over performance critical hardware, Dorna couldn't exert influence over the results on track.

The more control over performance critical hardware Dorna has, the greater control it has over the "show".

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