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Old 10-24-2007, 04:33 PM   #21
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Yes, but michelin found a way to do better. Nothing said bridgestone couldn't do the same thing.
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Yes, but michelin found a way to do better. Nothing said bridgestone couldn't do the same thing.
The problem has alot to do with the logistics. Bridgestone is based in Japan and Michelin is in France making it very difficult for Bridgestone to fly in a new batch of rubber after one day of testing. Michelin is based much closer to the majority of the motogp circuits.
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NO TO OVERNITE DELIVERY, if they are the best of the best they should have their chit together before the race. How much longer michellin is going to cry??????????? Well if the rumor is right and Valentino runs Stones next year then that is the end of the crying from michellin.
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Personally, I like the idea of a spec tire also. Only for the fact that it gives all the teams an equal foundation to build upon. I can't imagine this being a bad thing for the sport as it has worked soo well in SBK. Every team would eventually be more competitive and the racing would be fantastic as a result.
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NO TO OVERNITE DELIVERY, if they are the best of the best they should have their chit together before the race. How much longer michellin is going to cry??????????? Well if the rumor is right and Valentino runs Stones next year then that is the end of the crying from michellin.
it sounds really dumb to say they should have a tire ready regardless of the track condiions or rider feedback.
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look at this

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Articl...ID=5442&Page=1

"But the big question is whether Bridgestone has backed down from its position on limiting its services to the same number of riders currently supplied with Bridgestone tires. That limit of ten, and Bridgestone's refusal to supply the FIAT Yamaha team (currently Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards) and the Repsol Honda team (Dani Pedrosa and Nicky Hayden) in 2008, are the issues that brought MotoGP to the brink of a single tire rule."
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The problem has alot to do with the logistics. Bridgestone is based in Japan and Michelin is in France making it very difficult for Bridgestone to fly in a new batch of rubber after one day of testing. Michelin is based much closer to the majority of the motogp circuits.

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What's funny is that this same discussion/panic/flaming took place before the WSBK rule change. WSBK has had the best racing so far this year. I think it worked wonders for the series. Probably even saved it.

A single tire manufacturer rule would bring the racing closer together (not just the qualifying times) That's more exciting to watch than guys winning by 20 seconds. AND the technology focus will be where it belongs. Chassis, engines and suspension.


The best racing so far this year has been in the 125s and 250s. Although there is no rule, they only run 1 brand of tires. Dunlop.
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it sounds really dumb to say they should have a tire ready regardless of the track condiions or rider feedback.

Well, but that's exactly the position they are currently in with the existing tire rule. They have to have their tires selected by Thursday regardless of conditions or feedback. If they guess wrong they are screwed. It applies to Michelin and Bridgestone.
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What's funny is that this same discussion/panic/flaming took place before the WSBK rule change. WSBK has had the best racing so far this year. I think it worked wonders for the series. Probably even saved it.

A single tire manufacturer rule would bring the racing closer together (not just the qualifying times) That's more exciting to watch than guys winning by 20 seconds. AND the technology focus will be where it belongs. Chassis, engines and suspension.


The best racing so far this year has been in the 125s and 250s. Although there is no rule, they only run 1 brand of tires. Dunlop.
i do agree the racing would be more competitive. This year in WSBK is one for the books. I think Stones have an edge do to F1 trial and error testing also.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:35 PM   #30
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I love it! an actual good debate on MH with no drama LOL

Im opposed to the tire rule. I think there should be little or no tire restrictions, whats the use of a multi-million dollar machine if the tires arnt optimal to that day. This year the season was sooo boring. Next year, will it be even more boring??
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Well the single tire rule has been thrown off the table. They will stick with multiple tire manufacturers. They still need to decide on how many tires to allow. They need to allow more, a lot more.
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