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  • Reply to: Safe or Unsafe? MotoGP Riders & Michelin on Tires For Sunday's Race At Brno   5 hours 59 min ago

    Michelin told 'em the hard was the way to go. Only one team took their advice. That team won. The teams that did half and half.....Lost just like the ones on the soft only. LCR listened to the experts.....Michelin.

  • Reply to: Safe or Unsafe? MotoGP Riders & Michelin on Tires For Sunday's Race At Brno   6 hours 27 min ago
    Wow

    It certainly seems as if some here are not happy because A or B rider didn't fair too well because of poor choices.

    For me there were no or very few crashes-which is an excellent result for Michelin, compared with Assen where it was a war of attrition this was moreover strategy/management skill for me. Many riders brought the soft front home, Cal was the only real standout with the hard.

    Conditions like this are extremely difficult, and we've had a lot of difficult conditions this season already on top of a comeback year for Michelin, and possibly more importantly spec electronics. Great to see the second non factory rider getting a win-this is after all very good for the sport. 

  • Reply to: Safe or Unsafe? MotoGP Riders & Michelin on Tires For Sunday's Race At Brno   8 hours 50 min ago

    exactly. one weekend the hard is the winning tire, the next the soft. one week the track dries, the next weekend it doesn't . if anyone could predict that, they need to go into the stock market.

  • Reply to: Safe or Unsafe? MotoGP Riders & Michelin on Tires For Sunday's Race At Brno   11 hours 17 min ago

    What sort of nonesense is this? Yes picking the hard rear tire was the right choice but nobody knew that for sure before the race. Not even Crutchlow. You're obviously implying some riders do 'have the mentality or experience to deal with changing/unforeseen conditions'. I would love to know who you think those riders are.

    The only thing you're right about is that sometimes you do need a little something extra to win a race. And that's luck. This race was nothing but a lottery and even some who gambled correctly lost out.

  • Reply to: Safe or Unsafe? MotoGP Riders & Michelin on Tires For Sunday's Race At Brno   12 hours 34 min ago

    I blame Michelin. Goubert's explain of the situation is ridiculous - soft wets only suitable for a fully wet track.

    Dovi's soft front tyre fell apart on a track that couldn't take a slick or intermediate before half distance, so how does that excuse work Mr Goubert?

    Rossi and Marquez both got on the podium using the soft front, so how does that excuse work work Mr Goubert?

    Lorenzo is a smooth but timid rider in the wet. He rode slowly, fell back to 16th but his tyre still fell apart. Explain that one Mr Goubert.

    The fact of the matter is that Michelin provided sub-standard soft tyres that randomly failed - no matter what bike you were riding, no matter what your riding style or bike set-up. Wings or no wings.

    It's inexcusable but they are the sole supplier with a long contract so excuses are being found - the same as Dunlop in Moto2 or Pirelli in WSBK.

    Rossi finished second using a hard rear, but it was his only option. Luckily, his soft front lasted the distance - and he's the first to admit that.

    It's not good enough.