WSBK » WSS: Tyre problems deflate Ten Kate duo

Kenan Sofuoglu rides around tyre problems to finish third in Australia, but Michele Pirro is not quite so lucky

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today - Unregistered

March 02, 2010 12:11 PM

Poor excuse. To counter Sofuoglu's post-race whinging, Laverty made a point of praising the tyres!
Same tyre choices for everyone else, only Ten Kate failed to set up their bikes properly in both classes.


March 02, 2010 12:31 PM
Last Edited 2098 days ago

you are def not a turkish delight. in aus we call you a big sook (or worse).
to hang it on the pirelli boys is pretty p1ss had a choice of tyres and you just screwed up.

give credit where it's due....eugene blew you and the rest away!!

admit you didnt pick the correct tyre, or that you did not set the bike for the conditions. if you keep bagging pirelli like that you'll end up with tyres from last year you t00s3r, and rightly so.

don't get me wrong, you can ride, you are good but learn to cop it when YOU screw up!!

Sillius Soddus - Unregistered

March 02, 2010 12:57 PM

Yeah, air in the tyres is for wusses.

What's wrong with you people?
The fact Laverty won on tyres clearly proves everyone was on the same excellent tyres.

You'll be making more excuses like pointing out there have been issues before with big differences between what are supposed to be identical control tyres soon.
Its not like Pirelli ever stock piled a big heap of the things and picked and chose who got what is it?

Just because it might have been poor set up obviously proves it was and that you're wusses.
The people who don't know very much have decided.

Miguel - Unregistered

March 02, 2010 3:45 PM

Dude you really need to work on your English Sillius ,its making less and less sense every day. your starting to sound like Fabrizio and his legendary attempts at speaking English in post race interviews lol.

cleveruss dickuss - Unregistered

March 02, 2010 4:13 PM

correct me if i am wrong but dont they use the top spec road legal track tyre the supercorsa or something for supersport. I guess The Blame lies at the feet of Keenan and miguel themselves, if their not giving the team good feedback or developing the bike in the right direction thats their fault. no one else had any complaints about the tyres. Maybe they should stop worrying about throwing in a single fast lap and concentrate on race setup. And maybe a bit of dignity and sportsmanship may get you a bit further too EH superglue ?


March 02, 2010 8:38 PM
Last Edited 2098 days ago

It's been just a little over 6 months since Ten Kate switched from WP to Ohlins. These things are natural given the time they spent using Ohlins equipment.

By the way, people think that all 600RR's, all Triumph's or all Kawasaki's are the same. WRONG.

Yes, the bikes are same basically, but different teams use different equipment. Even if all bikes had %100 identical equipment, then different settings would make a worlds difference. This is part responsibility of the engineers/ mechanics, and part the riders. Look at GP2 and you'll see what I mean.

So while one bike might be easy on the tires, the others might not be. The rider plays a part in it. Sometimes it just doesn't happen in time.


March 02, 2010 8:43 PM

Also, remember that Spies got a defected tyre last season in Magny-Cours race 1. Both Spies and his team were very vocal about it. I don't remember anybody bashing Spies. Rossi had tyre problems in '07. I don't remember anyone bashing him either.

So, this is proof that double standarts in fact have always been your standart ?

git - Unregistered

March 02, 2010 9:23 PM

Or maybe Eugene just deserved to win as he and his genious mechanics and technicians got it spot on, as far as I hear the parkalgar bike and the ten kate bike are fairly similiar other than ten kate getting priority of factory kit.


March 02, 2010 9:44 PM

Anyone crossing the line in first - be it a cm. or a country mile- have deserved it. Tell us something new.

I don't recall Kenan saying "he didn't deserve". On the contrary, the top three congratulated each other on the track by shaking hands while still on their bikes. BUT !If I feel something is holding me back, I'd be vocal about it, and there's nothing wrong with it.

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