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  • Reply to: Safe or Unsafe? MotoGP Riders & Michelin on Tires For Sunday's Race At Brno   2 hours 12 min ago

    With Michelin, I mean. In this specific stance they did inform the teams that the soft was not an option in a drying track.... so the teams made a tactical choice planning to swap bikes mid race. So they all knew that the soft was not gonna last unless they managed the tyres( VR said something interesting about saving that soft front he said "I was being careful as if I was riding on a bed of feathers ")
    So at Brno we shouldn't play the blame game and put it all on Michelin.
    Thank you David for this report. One question: when are you going to "close" the comments and write YOUR take on this matter? :)

  • Reply to: Safe or Unsafe? MotoGP Riders & Michelin on Tires For Sunday's Race At Brno   2 hours 25 min ago

    I think I concur most with Smith. Safety was not really an issue, neither was setup or riding style. It was just a lottery. Some people got lucky, some people got unlucky. It was a very unique situation where every decision regarding tyres was a gamble.

    I think it was also the very first time a MotoGP bike went around a drying Brno track. I can't blame the teams for gambling wrong, nor Michelin for their tyres having random faillures in completely alien conditions.

  • Reply to: Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - Crutchlow: MotoGP’s brave heart   4 hours 40 min ago

    I remember commenting on some other forum when Crutchlow was first coming to MotoGP that his survival and success could be dictated by the crashes that he had and his reaction to them.

    Now we know his reaction, he is a good crasher, one that doesn't permanently lose confidence and one that has managed to avoid serious injury despite going down the road an unbelievable 92 times

    Maybe traction control has made MotoGP safer. I am sure that if a bigger proportion of those crashes had been going over the top 500 style we wouldn't be talking about them so happily.

  • Reply to: 2016 Brno MotoGP Sunday Round Up: A Deserving Winner, and the Trouble with Tires   5 hours 9 min ago

    Terrific information, Tack. What I found most interesting was your explanation of how soft and hard wets can have exactly the same compound - it goes totally against what layman's logic would suggest, but now I understand why.

  • Reply to: 2016 Brno MotoGP Sunday Round Up: A Deserving Winner, and the Trouble with Tires   6 hours 22 min ago

    Thank you for a detailed and expert explanation.