WSBK » WSBK Portimao: Tyre woes sink Melandri double hopes

“The whole bike started to vibrate and it was difficult to ride” - Marco Melandri.

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June 12, 2013 9:47 AM

re: "In race two, I could certainly have been on the podium but instead the rear tyre began to vibrate from lap two onwards"

"I don't care how "off" your settings might be, surely they can't be so bad they destroy a tire within the first 3 laps."

it can, if the tire spins on the rim at the start of the race and goes out of balance....? that's what this smells like. it's rare, but it happens. there's no crying in baseball and there aren't any bead-locks in roadracng.

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