Michelin Out, Won't Submit Proposal For Single Tire

Michelin has just announced that they will not be submitting a proposal to Dorna and the FIM for the contract to supply tires as the single tire manufacturer. This means that Bridgestone will be the sole supplier of tires for MotoGP in 2009, as heavily predicted, and as favored by most of the riders. 

More details as they emerge.

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During the QP coverage, Spanish TV announcer Angel Nieto stated that the tire rules for next year will be closer to 'control tire' than single supplier. He also stated that there will be no specific qualifying tires, and that riders will need to qualify on soft race tires. How this can possibly work when different bikes and riders need different tire construction specifications is anyone's guess. Who knows if Nieto is speculating or has inside info...  

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