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Old Jun 29th 2017, 03:29 PM   #61
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Back then all the tire manufactures were running special tires for the factory teams. Michellin had the most advanced tire production machine ever installed in a semi trailer and was literally making custom tires at the track for the factory teams based upon the conditions. It was a large reason why we ended up with spec tires. It wasn't just a Bridgestone thing, it was everyone. Bridgestone just did it better than everyone else.

This isn't a secret. Dunlop was doing the same thing in AMA, Pirelli was doing it elsewhere. Spies and Mladin's tires were rumored to be worth well over a second a lap alone when they ran off a string of 3 straight years of Suzuki winning every AMA race. Doesn't mean that anyone else would have caught those guys with the same tires either.


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09 they were on spec yes 08 no


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09 they were on spec yes 08 no


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Sorry I accidentally copied too much and mis-quoted. Just almost rolled out of my chair when I saw you give Rossi credit for something haha
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