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October 20, 2014 11:40 AM

MotoGP » Iannone impact ends Pedrosa’s race

To be fair to Iannone, he has calmed down a lot this year and I can't recall him narfing off another rider this season. He made an error of judgement and that was it. He was hardly alone at PI was he? As for Pedrosa, I have to agree with a number of posters in that he seems to have lost the spark / motivation. It used to be the case in the past that he was always fastest off the line and tended to be caught near the end of the race. Nowadays he just can't seem to do that and there hasn't been injury concerns this year unlike previous seasons. I think the realisation has struck home that there is a constant stream of faster, younger guys coming through the ranks and he is just not destined to be MotoGP world champion. I suspect that 2015 will be his final season and then retirement. Even so he is 8th in the all-time list of GP winners so his career is none too shabby.


October 21, 2014 3:12 PM

MotoGP » Bridgestone defends asymmetric tyre, will offer again

Gecko: Get rid of Bridgestone they have made too many mistakes.
I actually think this is a direct consequence of the control tyre rule. When Bridgestone & Michelin were in direct competition you didn't see this kind of thing happening. Both companies were focused on supplying absolutely the best they could & their customer teams expected nothing less. Progression was obvious & rapid. But when you are the only game in town, complacency steps in and standards decline.


October 21, 2014 2:17 PM

MotoGP » Bridgestone defends asymmetric tyre, will offer again

@Evolution Of course the tyres are responsible for the crashes. PI is known for hugely varying temperatures so Bridgestone needs to provide tyres that will cope with the expected range of conditions. The asymmetric tyre clearly didn't hence Marc, Cal & others crashing towards the end of the race even though they had done nothing different to previous laps. As for Lorenzo 'destroying' his tyre, it has nothing to do with pushing too hard or the bike setup. Lorenzo's style comes from the 250cc school of high corner speed and associated high lean angle so this puts more emphasis on edge grip for extended periods than most other riders. If the grip goes then he is likely to suffer more than riders (like MM) whose tendency is to square off the corners, get it upright ASAP and drive out.

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