MotoGP » Hiroshi Yamada (Bridgestone) - Q&A

"The performance of the new open class machines is quite high. It will be a challenge for us to supply a softer rear slick option for these machines"

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December 03, 2013 9:40 PM

If this guy finds the racing exciting, I guess we can put that down to the boredom of making tyres for a living.
The racing is terrible, and at Philip Island, Bridgestone were a laughing stock. I'm quite sure that many fans will avoid Bridgestone after all that.


December 03, 2013 11:21 PM
Last Edited 174 days ago

Yeah, making tyres must be a barrel of monkeys?

Overheard at the Bridgestone water cooler: "Last week I had the flu and accidentally sneezed into the compound mixing machine, You know that batch of tyres produced 0.5% more edge grip and 0.75% greater lifespan. I think we should look into that a bit further......"


December 04, 2013 8:03 AM

"Private testing that finished last week"

Just how "private" is that testing? What bike do they use, and if it's not a current bike then what's the use?

If Bridgestone use Honda or Yamaha or Ducati then there must surely be some feedback via the mechanics, and if they use just one make of bike to improve their tyres then inevitably that Manfr. goes into the season with an advantage.

Any ideas?


December 05, 2013 2:49 PM

Is this guy really telling us Phillip Island was a success?

Honestly - I have heard some cr£p in my life but he should be thankful he still has a job because this just like F1, is becoming a year long story about how wonderful tyre manufacturers are even when its patently obvious they are not!

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