Nou nee, tijden zijn nog steeds veel langzamer dan vorig jaar. De baan is verschrikkelijk stoffig.quote:
Die weten net zoveel als er naar buiten gebracht wordt (uiteraard) en denken logischerwijze dat het te maken heeft met de banden.quote:
Kort voor de kwalificatiesessie kwam er minder nieuws voor Bo Bendsneyder. De KTM-coureur zou tijdens de vrije training te langzaam hebben gereden op de ideale lijn, wat hem een penalty van vier startplaatsen opleverde.quote:
quote:Michelin has taken the highly unusual step of withdrawing not just one, but both rear tire compounds from use at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina. Instead, a different rear tire with a stiffer construction will be issued in the morning, with the teams being given an extra 30-minute session of warm up in which to find a set up for the tires.
Redding managed to stay aboard, fortunately, but the rear of his bike was destroyed by a large strip of rubber which had detached itself from the tire. That strip of tire also hit Redding in the back, leaving a massive bruise.
Bron en Bronquote:An extra Warm Up and a new rear tyre will be introduced on Sunday morning to avoid any issues with the Michelin rear.
- The cause of Redding’s FP4 tyre failure is still under investigation
- Both rear tyres to be withdrawn and replaced by an extra “special” rear
- An extra 30 minute Practice Session will take place at 09:00 Local time for MotoGP™
Redding’s tyre – a medium compound with seven laps on it – is still being examined by Michelin’s technicians to determine the cause of the fault. Until this can be determined, Michelin has decided to withdraw both rear tyres on safety grounds, and introduce the extra “special” rear compound brought for such an occasion. Each rider will have four of these rear tyres for Sunday.
The reason both current tyres must be withdrawn is because they are both of the same construction, meaning that there is a possibility of a similar failure on the harder tyre. Michelin’s new rear tyre to be introduced from Sunday is of a harder construction, and will cope better with the hard strains and temperatures put through it – albeit at the expense of lap times.
To help teams and riders adapt to this complicated situation, Race Direction has decided to add an additional 30-minute practice session for MotoGP™ to the morning schedule at 9am. After this, the schedule will continue as previously planned. For this additional track time, all riders will have one additional front tyre added to their allocation.
Nee die hebben ze sowieso mee voor situaties als dit.quote: