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April 16th, 2008, 11:15 AM   #11
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I think last year was an abberration that made it look like the Stones were so much better when in probability,it was Michelin simply getting caught having to change their method of operation MO{Modus Operendi].They had done business one way for so long,im not sure they even realized how big a deal it was to have the fly ins.
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This is my take:

<u>Michelin tracks</u>
Jerez
Estoril
LeMans
Mugello
Donny
Assen
Sachsenring

<u>Bridgestone tracks</u>
Laguna (resurfaced)
Brno
Misano (resurfaced)
Indy (probably, a big part is resurfaced)
Motegi

<u>neutral tracks</u>
Qatar
China
Catalunya
Sepang

<u>Who knows?</u>
Valencia
PI


In reality there is no way of knowing. The only championship caliber packages Bridgestone have are Stoner's Ducati and Rossi's Yamaha. Everyone else is midpack or backmarking.

Michelin consistently work with championship winning bikes and riders.

If Kawasaki have so many dollars to chuck around why don't they chuck some money at Michelin and see if that makes a difference? The team has always seemed to love Frechies.

Suzuki on the other hand are hopeless. They are always trying to run Rizla with spare change they find in the couch. Everyone on the squad pitches money into a jar to fund the tires anyway. No chance for them. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
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Stop trying to figure this out, just ask Babel (our resident tire designer/engineer/technician AKA Tire Eagle Eyes), he knows ALL ABOUT TIRES and how they perform. Thing is, he only knows if they are on Rossi with the condition that he is behind.... then we can conclude after the empirical evidence he provides about tire "shredding" and "catastrophic failure" that the track he is on is certainly NOT suited for his tire brand.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jumkie @ Apr 17 2008, 03:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Stop trying to figure this out, just ask Babel (our resident tire designer/engineer/technician AKA Tire Eagle Eyes), he knows ALL ABOUT TIRES and how they perform. Thing is, he only knows if they are on Rossi with the condition that he is behind.... then we can conclude after the empirical evidence he provides about tire "shredding" and "catastrophic failure" that the track he is on is certainly NOT suited for his tire brand.

Gotten your ass kicked lately? You sound a bit sore. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
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