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Adrian - Unregistered

April 22, 2010 4:57 AM has a new video from Bridgestone's chief tire coordinator for Moto GP. I thought the most interesting thing he said was that they don't provide multicompound or asymmetric multicompound tires for the fronts, only the rears, because it's too difficult/takes too long for the riders to get used to and trust them. So all the fronts are single compound.

Trey - Unregistered

April 20, 2010 1:13 AM

I appreciate the effort, and no, not everyone is going to cognizant of how a tire works in motogp, but what exactly did they teach us in that video?

That tires are under load and have a great deal of heat? That's more common sense than technical knowledge.

I would have loved to learn how the tires deal with the heat. Is there any type of heat transfer mechanism from the hot side to the cool side? How do they build the front tire to withstand the huge load from braking at Sepang? How do they make dual compound tires?

Answer some of the questions and then we'll have insight into how a motogp tire works.


April 16, 2010 1:51 AM

This video is ok for people who are new to the sport or not technically minded as "Locks46+91&38" has pointed out.

But most of the people on this site have been around racing for a while (even though some of them comment like 10 year olds) so a more 'in depth' video would have been preferable.

Some information on 'cold shearing' and the effects of sidewall distortion when cornering or a graph showing tyre wear/grip ratio throughout a race would've been far more interesting


April 16, 2010 12:53 AM

Obviously some people on here think everyone is born with full knowledge of how things work.And anyone not possesing this knowledge is a dummy.What dummies they show themselves to be.The intellectual content of their posts also shows that to be the case.And i will also answer a question with another question . Well are you ?


April 15, 2010 10:07 PM

@ ted well according to a previous post on here you should already know all there is to know about the technicalities of a race tyre.And it seems if it was up to them you would be kept in the dark.They even diagreed with me saying not everyone is aware of the technicalities.Still it takes all sorts.Enjoy the racing anyway.

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