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Pedrosa to Bridgestone by Indy?

Growing rumours in the Misano paddock suggest that Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa will make a shock switch from Michelin to Bridgestone tyres in time for the forthcoming Indianapolis Grand Prix on September 14!

Whilst there has been growing expectation of such a move in time for the 2009 season, particularly following Pedrosa's brutal criticism of Michelin after its Czech Republic Grand Prix disaster, few believed that such a seismic change could be implemented during an active racing season.

Pedrosa - who has won two races with Michelin tyres this season and was leading the world championship until falling from the lead of the wet German Grand Prix on July 13 - had wanted to join Valentino Rossi in switching to Bridgestones for this season, but might now ride with the Japanese tyres for the first time during post-race testing on Monday.

Team-mate Nicky Hayden, expected to leave Honda for Ducati next season, is not thought to be making the change, meaning that the Repsol Honda garage would - like the Fiat Yamaha garage of Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo - be spit in two.

Crash.net has asked Bridgestone for comment...


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layton keske

August 31, 2008 3:19 PM

it would be a shame to see michelin out of motogp it just seems to be certain tracks/conditions they have issues with. As for Dani and his evil henchman 'The Puig' well im getting sick of both of their whining and bleating i hope Hayden goes to Ducati and whips the both of them on a regular basis , he has more humanity in his little finger than either of them....harsh but fair i think.



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