Pirelli has given a clear indication that it will not submit a bid to assume the control tyre supply for the MotoGP World Championship from 2016 onwards in the wake of Bridgestone's impending withdrawal.

Bridgestone announced it will exit its role as the sole tyre supplier to the premier motorcycling series at the end of the 2015 MotoGP season, raising speculation as to which companies will submit a tender to replace it by May 22.

Among those with the proven capability to take over the role is Italian tyre firm Pirelli, which has established a high-profile portfolio of motorsport series' in recent years, most notably F1 and World Superbikes, with the latter's takeover by Dorna prompting rumours that it could look to use the tyre supply to further distinguish WSBK from MotoGP in terms of lap time.

However, speaking at the Spanish F1 Grand Prix in Barcelona, Pirelli's Motorsport Director Paul Hembery says MotoGP is not in its plans, preferring to focus on its relationship with the Superbike series'.

"We're heavily involved with superbikes and the promoter is the same, so we are bound to have been in discussions, but there's no plans at the moment to do anything," he said. "Our motorcycle team are reviewing that, but I have to say as a company we are very happy with our involvement in superbikes."

Michelin, which won 26 500cc/MotoGP titles from 1976-2006 before losing its supremacy to Bridgestone, is currently being tipped to take over the role of exclusive tyre supplier.

Bridgestone beat Michelin to the title in 2007 and 2008, before assuming the contract as the control tyre supplier from 2009.

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I hope nobody would submit a bid for the "single supplier" deal. Maybe Dorna will be forced to open the competition for tire makers...

Codger: Too right they're sandbagging......check out their development rider putting their MotoGP tyres through their paces :-

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Exactly!!! You see? Another one turning while in a rolling stopie! And they say Marquez is unique ... :D

When Bridgestone got the contract a few years ago I remember that Michelin was not interested. They said there was no marketing advantage by having a single tyre, coming first and last simultaneously.
What's changed?

What if there was a MotoGP tyre party and no one came.

So if the playing field was levelled by having a standard ECU, all the world's problems will be solved. Why have DORNA not though of that?

Ya like 7 years ago when they changed the rules and Mitchelin left..

The same thing is gona/didhappen again... rules WILL change, Dorna will have to make concessions.... because tire manufacturers will finally have the ball in their court...

The biggest challenge is keeping up with the current tecnolagy seing as there is only one manufacture that can make a tire handle the speed and lean and lean angle...

the reality is Bridgestone is posturing they wana be paid flat out! and this is just their way of saying pay us or we quit lol Good on them after all the shiet they put up with...

mrfill:
The biggest challenge is keeping up with the current tecnolagy seing as there is only one manufacture that can make a tire handle the speed and lean and lean angle...

the reality is Bridgestone is posturing they wana be paid flat out! and this is just their way of saying pay us or we quit lol Good on them after all the shiet they put up with...
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Bridgestone are an honourable company and have taken a one year extension to allow time for another tyre maker to step in. If it was all about money, they would have quit at the end of this season.

To dismiss all other tyre makes as not capable of producing a tyre for the job is crazy. Of course they can.[\blockquote]

when is not ALL about money lol...

"Of course they can." lol only time will tell...