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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs up Edwards tries road tyres

Michelin fitted a set of road tyres to Colin Edward’s 260bhp Yamaha M1 at the recent Sepang test and got within eight seconds off MotoGP pace.
Edwards did 5 laps on the new dual-compound Pilot Power 2CT tyres at the blazing hot GP circuit and managed to lap just a short time off his best 2005 race time
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 01:08 PM
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 01:15 PM
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8 seconds isn't really close...
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 01:51 PM
 
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I bet that was one tire spinning mofo...
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 02:32 PM
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8 seconds isn't really close...
Yeah? Try to get within 8 seconds on a preped GP bike with race compound tires.

Eight seconds is amazing! The tires were probably breaking loose constantly. Pushing the front end, spinning up the rear with no grip.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 02:33 PM
 
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8 seconds isn't really close...
but for a road tire its good, i bet vale could do better.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 04:32 PM
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that's bloody amazing for a road tyre to survive 5 laps under that punishment
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-23-2006, 02:25 PM
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very interesting idea....

and 8 seconds is pretty impressive, considering the difference in grip and the HP numbers that bike puts out.


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