Indianapolis, USA

Leon Camier Explains The Difference Between Turning A WSBK Pirelli And A MotoGP Bridgestone

Leon Camier turned a lot of heads at Indianapolis in his first ride on the Drive M7 Aspar Honda production racer. The Englishman was drafted in to replace Nicky Hayden while he recovers from surgery, but despite it being the first time he rode a MotoGP bike, the Bridgestone tires, carbon brakes, and the Indianapolis circuit, Camier was very quickly up to speed with the other Open class Hondas.

Having a fast rider come in to MotoGP from World Superbikes allows a number of comparisons to be made. Among the most interesting is the difference in technology and tires. At Brno, Camier explained the difference in feel and cornering between the World Superbike Pirellis and the MotoGP Bridgestones. The front tire, especially, is a completely different kettle of fish, requiring a different style, and therefore different set up.

"The main [differene] for me is the tires and the brakes," Camier told us, "the tires being the biggest one. It's just that you have so much more front grip and with angle that you can brake and turn in with the brake on. [The front tire] is adjusting itself to be able to do that."

2014 Indianapolis MotoGP Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams, Bridgestone and Indianapolis Motor Speedway after the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix:

Round Number: 
10
Year: 
2014

2014 Indianapolis Moto2 And Moto3 Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the Indianapolis Grand Prix:

Round Number: 
10
Year: 
2014

Forward Racing Press Release: Colin Edwards To Retire, But Will Race At Silverstone

Forward Racing have issued a formal press release, announcing Colin Edwards' early retirement from motorcycle racing. Edwards will not compete at Brno, but it is not entirely clear exactly what other races he will compete in this season. In the press release, Edwards insists that he will race at Silverstone, but after that, nothing is clear. Edwards himself had mentioned racing at Valencia, but that was not certain. The press release itself does not make the situation much clearer. You can read the press release below:


NGM Forward Racing and Colin Edwards announce the American’s retirement from racing competition

NGM Forward Racing and Colin Edwards announced that the American will not be racing in Brno and in the second part of the 2014 season

The two- time World Superbike Champion (2000 and 2002), 1992 AMA Champion and MotoGP protagonist will continue to be part of the NGM Forward Team as a key figure of the team, contributing to the development of the machine and doing some wild cards.

Round Number: 
10
Year: 
2014

2014 MotoGP Championship Standings After Round 10, Indianapolis, USA

MotoGP Championship standings for round 10, 2014

2014 Moto2 Championship Standings After Round 10, Indianapolis, USA

Championship standings for round 10, 2014

2014 Moto3 Championship Standings After Round 10, Indianapolis, USA

Championship standings for round 10, 2014

2014 Indianapolis Moto2 WUP Result: Vinales On Top

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2014 Indianapolis MotoGP Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams, Bridgestone and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after qualifying:

Round Number: 
10
Year: 
2014

2014 Indianapolis Moto2 And Moto3 Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Indianapolis:

Round Number: 
10
Year: 
2014
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