Racing MotoGP, WSBK, BSB, AMA, F1, WRC, DTM, NASCAR, etc...

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 14,712
  
Arrow MotoGP top three comment on single tyre rule

MotoGP top three comment on single tyre rule

Friday, 03 October 2008

Following last weekend´s Grand Prix Commission decision to have a single tyre supplier as of next season the top three current riders in MotoGP have given their differing views on the subject.


The recent decision that MotoGP will move to mono-brand tyre supply as of the 2009 World Championship season has prompted differing responses from the leading trio in the current premier class general standings.

Rider consideration was of course taken into account when the decision was finalised last weekend in Japan. Indeed, on Thursday in the Australian Grand Prix official pre-event press conference newly crowned World Champion Valentino Rossi stated that the majority of the riders were in agreement with the change in regulations – though he admitted that rider agreement was not 100% unanimous.

`I agree with the `mono-tyre´ rule,´ Rossi commented. `For sure at the beginning you need time to adapt to the new situation, for all the manufacturers and for all the riders, because with a one-tyre rule it will change things a lot. Sometimes you don´t have the perfect tyre for each racetrack, but everyone will have the same problems or the same advantage. I think for the future it is a good idea. I think it will be good to have fun races, with more different riders on the same level fighting for the victory.

The 2007 World Champion, Casey Stoner, has a different perspective and he stated. `I will keep my judgement until it is proven but I don´t know if it is going to make the racing any better. We will see. There are still always gaps, you see in the 250cc class that they are all on the same tyres and there are still disadvantages and gaps. If it is not one thing to complain about people find another. We have been riding with Bridgestone for two years now and we are very happy with their current results and depending on what tyre we go with for the one-tyre make it is going to be interesting.´

Having caused headlines with his recent switch from Michelin to Bridgestone, Dani Pedrosa´s thoughts were as follows… `I was in a little bit of trouble with the combination I had,´ said the Spaniard, referring to using Michelin tyres earlier in the season. `But now I think with the one tyre rule it could be interesting for the championship and we must wait to see what happens at the end. I think it could be good.´

In the aforementioned meeting at Motegi last Sunday the Grand Prix Commission decided unanimously on the single tyre rule for 2009 - for safety and cost reasons - and proposals to supply the tyres have to be handed to the FIM and Dorna by today (Friday 3rd October).

A final decision on who will supply the premier class MotoGP World Championship teams with their tyres for the 2009 season will be announced by the GP Commission by 18th October at the latest.

MotoGP top three comment on single tyre rule | The Official MotoGP Website
valerossi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,325
   
single tyre eh? but doesn't a motorbike need two?

*ba dam dam crash*
:
ffwf is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 04:24 PM
BabyEater
 
Lord_Phat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Vale's Cupboard
Posts: 1,694
 
Send a message via MSN to Lord_Phat
Quote:
Originally Posted by ffwf View Post
single tyre eh? but doesn't a motorbike need two?

*ba dam dam crash*
:
oh dear

i've got to say; i'm with stoner on this one... can't see it making a big difference

prejudices are what fools use for reason
Lord_Phat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 05:41 PM
Resident Redneck
 
Biga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: On This Forum
Posts: 9,793
   
Send a message via Skype™ to Biga
Quote:
Originally Posted by ffwf View Post
single tyre eh? but doesn't a motorbike need two?

*ba dam dam crash*
:




800cc Unicycles are going to be raced next year.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Biga is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 06:53 PM
No Crying Allowed
 
R1Lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: California
Posts: 20,229
   
I agree with it as well, I do think it will make a difference, the difference will not put mid pack riders up front, but I bet you can count on Dani, Rossi, Stoner and 1-2 more all fighting on a more even ground and the wins spread out a little more between them.

Time will tell, but that is my prediction....



100% free webcam site! | Awesome chicks and it is absolutely free! | Watch free live sex cam - easy as 1-2-3


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
R1Lover is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 01:11 AM
250 cc pilota.
 
Gustav O's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Posts: 2,223
  
It won´t make a huge difference. The main difference is that we hopefully can take the tyre discussion out of the equation. But it will still be Rossi, Stoner, pedrosa and Lorenzo with a bit of Dovi mixing it up at the front.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Gustav O is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,749
  
+1

The main reason is that at the moment only a handful of riders are on Michelins.
racerraul is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,325
   
I seriously feel that this level of seriousness is seriously disappointing.
srsly.
ffwf is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Sport Bike Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MotoGP » Single tyre: Bridgestone bid submitted - No bid from Michelin valerossi Racing 10 10-09-2008 01:30 AM
MotoGP » MotoGP goes single-tyre for 2009. *OFFICIAL* valerossi Racing 27 09-29-2008 10:05 PM
One-make MotoGP tyre rule to be confirmed in Japan? valerossi Racing 12 09-24-2008 11:55 PM
MotoGP introduces tyre restrictions for 2007 ffwf Racing 2 09-29-2006 06:27 AM
MotoGP Qualifying Tyres explained Kelp Racing 3 07-26-2005 12:02 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome