Tag Archives: Tire

No alternative to flag to flag for race direction


The decision to run the Australian Grand Prix as a flag to flag was fuelled by badly blistering Bridgestone tyres failing to adapt to the new track surface and hotter than expected conditions at Philip Island. Throughout the weekend once … Continue reading

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Hayden needs to find two good engines


The flag to flag race raises an extra concern for Ducati’s Nicky Hayden with the American admitting that his shortage of quality engines is now likely to be a major issue. With the Bridgestone tyres blistering due to the high … Continue reading

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Five minutes with Bradley Smith


Stephen English: What are your prospects this weekend? Bradley Smith: The track is completely different and the main thing with the weather is not to be caught out by anything tyre related-front tyre or rear tyre-so you have to be … Continue reading

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Laverty looking to “take another step” but confident for race


Having struggled with chatter throughout the opening three sessions of the weekend Michael Laverty was pleased with the improvements that the PBM squad made in FP4 ahead of qualifying. The Irishman found over one second between FP3 and qualifying having … Continue reading

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Smoother Smith looking for “adventurous setup” tomorrow


After setting the tenth fastest time in practice at Sepang Bradley Smith evaluated how he has changed since the opening MotoGP tests of the year at the Malaysian venue. The Englishman confirmed that his riding style has changed considerably since … Continue reading

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Tyre woes leave Pedrosa searching for answers at Misano


Tyre woes cost Dani Pedrosa dearly during qualifying with the Spaniard admitting afterwards that his lack of performance in the final practice session and qualifying were as a result of a major tyre problem that left him with no rear … Continue reading

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Exceptionally difficult track conditions at Assen


In both wet and dry conditions the low grip Assen track surface offered a huge challenge to MotoGP riders. In the morning session, ran in cool track temperatures, the riders were visibly scrambling for grip with Nicky Hayden commenting that, … Continue reading

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