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Indianapolis MotoGP: Bridgestone unconcerned by circuit changes

“Overall the circuit still retains its usual character with many low-speed corners”
After last year's Phillip Island debacle, Bridgestone - like Dunlop in Moto2 - could be forgiven for feeling apprehensive at the prospect of a resurfaced MotoGP circuit.

While not all of the Indianapolis layout has new asphalt for this weekend's event, the entire infield section has been repaved - replacing a 'patchwork' of different surfaces, long criticised by riders for varying grip levels.

Some corners have also been slightly revised, with the very tightest sections opened out a little.

However Bridgestone says the 'character' remains the same and will offer its hardest rubber on the left of its asymmetric rear tyres, for the Factory class Honda and Yamaha riders, with Ducati and Open class riders using the soft and medium compounds. All riders can choose from soft, medium and hard compound front tyres.

“A recent re-surfacing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway means that there's only a single type of tarmac on the infield section, whereas in previous years there were a few different types of tarmac which caused variable grip levels for riders,” confirmed Bridgestone's Shinji Aoki.

“The circuit has also had some corners modified for this year, but overall the circuit still retains its usual character with many low-speed corners. The layout of the circuit puts greater stress on the left shoulder of the tyres and the run from turns twelve to fourteen generates very high temperatures on the left shoulder of the rear tyre.

“To ensure adequate temperature resistance and durability, we supply asymmetric rear slicks with harder rubber on the left shoulder at this circuit. The front slick compounds for Indianapolis are from the harder end of our compound range for maximum durability and braking stability at what is a 'stop-and-go' circuit.”


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