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Codger

May 01, 2014 4:45 PM

MotoGP » Bridgestone to quit as MotoGP tyre supplier


It's a shame that we are reduced to discussing tyre issues. MotGP is top of the tree in bike racing and half the time the tyres don't last the race distance. It's not the fault of the tyres, it's the fault of the bikes. Why should a tyre supplier have to bring multiple choices to each circuit ? Why should asymmetric tyres be created for certain tracks ? Why should they have to bring Qually tyres that last no longer 2 laps before they are shot ? Why should any rider have a tyre give up in a race only to be told that he should have ridden more slowly to conserve them ? I expect Bridgestone thought sod this, we are on a hiding to nothing. What is the answer ? Either reduce the power outputs so the tyres last, or go back to treaded tyres, or have 8 lap races, or change the laws of physics. You choose.

Codger

May 01, 2014 5:05 PM

MotoGP » Bridgestone to quit as MotoGP tyre supplier


MotoMarc......As you rightly point out, Bridgestone did a first class job in the race. Checking out each rider's fastest lap time most of the fast guys set times at the end of the race, how often does that happen ?. You have to consider though the fiasco in the practise sessions with constantly changing track conditions, and the need for different compounds. My post, a little tongue in cheek perhaps, drew attention to the impossible job it is produce tyres all year for the Sport. I'd laugh if Dunlop and all the rest didn't put bids in. I heard that Dorna want the chain companies to bring 10 variations of rear chain to every race. Clutches are next on their list.

Codger

May 01, 2014 9:21 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Sweetest third place of my career


"please stay on topic"........Why? It's a forum, we are discussing and our posts are OK and unless you start a Baylis thread were would we get to say these things ? On topic...in my view the comments made by Lozzer are born out of relief. He's not had a great start to his season and his bike is so obviously not at Hondas level. Those points must seem like a win to him and don't forget.....he beat his team mate.

Codger

April 30, 2014 3:42 PM
Last Edited 70 days ago

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Sweetest third place of my career


TalentFan......"The racing world could do with a few more Baylis' and a lot less staging and Prima Donna's IMO!" He came over to England, at a relatively advanced age, trounced the regulars, won a WSBK Title and lost another by 11 points, and won a race in MotoGP. Not a bad CV. One great example of his sheer guts and determination was when he fell off in the pouring rain, jumped back on, overtook them again only to fall off again. He jumped back on and went for it yet again. His own DVD shows that he is also a World class stunt rider. His closing words ? "That's my DVD and if you don't like it then you can feck off" Real Aussie class. EDIT by CRASH.NET: Please stay on topic.


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