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June 06, 2012 9:35 AM
Last Edited 1429 days ago

MotoGP » Tyre switch 'unfair and unsafe', Honda out of Aragon

Some facts for people who want them: 1. Yes, Bridgestone does provide all teams/riders tyres free of charge. 2. The new spec front tyre was introduced at the request of the MotoGP safety commission after the vast majority of riders asked for it to be introduced. 3. There is no problem with the new tyre and the Honda RC213V as both Bautista and Bradl rave about the new front tyre. It is something specific to the Repsol Honda team. 4. The Aragon test was a late replacement for the washed out Estoril test and so BS couldnt produce and then deliver new spec front tyres in time for this test. Those are the facts, sourced from the press releases I've seen and what was reported over the weekend at Catalunya, take em or leave em!


April 29, 2012 8:11 AM
Last Edited 1468 days ago

MotoGP » Return of intermediate MotoGP tyres rejected

The reason there isn't intermediates is because for 99% the time wets work better. Nicky Hayden was asked the same question at the press conference and he said there is no need for them, so its hard to say. Last year this came up as well at Jerez, I seem to remember a BS engineer on German TV saying that when BS had inters they were used a total of 3 times in five years and riders would do a couple of laps and then swap them for wets or slicks. But if you ask a rider if they want something, of course they will say yes... the more choice the better, but sometimes that isnt always practical! This is just selecting the quotes from riders that fits a particular angle, but not representative of the big picture.


April 12, 2012 3:21 PM

MotoGP » Bridgestone to introduce new MotoGP front tyre

@bikenutter Being successful in MotoGP has a lot to do with getting the most out of the tyres. How can the CRT bikes benchmark themselves against the works bikes if they're both on different tyres? It would hurt CRT in the long run. Bridgestone stated that they considered CRT joining the show when developing their 2012 tyres, so the softer construction and compounds should be of help to them. So far it seems like they're working for everyone


March 08, 2012 11:09 AM

MotoGP » Factory 'red lines' for MotoGP 2013...

@percentage Just because you say something doesn't make it true. Both Stoner (who has won both his world titles on Bridgestone rubber) and Rossi (who has won two world titles on Bridgestone rubber after defecting from Michelin) have repeatedly praised Bridgestone. The warm-up issues of last year were mainly down to much colder than average temperatures, particularly on Friday practice. For this season Bridgestone has responded anyway with softer carcass/compound, hence why some teams are now having chatter, but this will be dialled out soon enough. Bridgestone entered into MotoGP in 2002. Within two years they were winning races, within five years they won the championship and soon after everyone jumped ship from Michelin as they could see where the good tyres were. I also seem to recall Rossi in Faster talking about his move on Lorenzo at Catalunya 2009 remarking how good the Bridgestone front tyre was he went into that corner way too hot, but was still able to make the move stic


March 07, 2012 11:37 AM

MotoGP » Factory 'red lines' for MotoGP 2013...

@ percentage Bridgestone's tyres are the best MotoGP has ever seen, it just happens that their appointment as official tyre supplier coincided with the advent of the 800cc era. The myth that Pirelli tyres are what makes Superbike racing interesting is just that, a myth. The closer racing in Superbike is due to the more even spread of talent and the fact that you don't have the huge disparity in development budget between a lot of the teams. If SBK were running Dunlops, Bridgestones, Shinko whatever the end result would be much the same.


February 10, 2012 9:00 AM

MotoGP » Capirossi comments 'wrongly attributed'

Not sure if this is back-pedalling, looks like he was just misrepresented in the media and wanted to put things right. He is still advising on tyre issues and it seems he was talking to all the riders at Sepang and Bstone, I doubt he'd bother doing that just for show, the riders would sniff him out pretty quick I'd think. and Bringback.... what a load of tosh. Tyre allocation is managed by the MotoGP technical director, not Bstone so stop with the conspiracy theories!

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