F1 news
    www.vandmasini.ro
+Galerie Foto
+Calendar Competitional
+MotoGp News 2009
+Photo Moto Gp
+MotoGp News
+Photo Album Rally
+Photo Gallery Wrc
+Calendar Competitonal
+Rally Drivers
+Rally Co-Drivers
+Rally Monte-Carlo
+Rally Sweden
+Rally Mexico
+Rally Catalunya
+Rally Corsica
+Rally Argentina
+Rally Sardinia
+Rally Acropolis
+Rally Deutschland
+Rally Nestle Finland
+Rally Japan
+Rally Cyprus
+Rally Turkey
+Rally Australia
+Rally Team
+WRC Rally
+Albums F1 Photo Gallery +Formula 1 Photo Gallery +F1 Sexy Pit Babes Pics
+Calendar Competitonal
+Michael Schumacher F1
+Michael Schumacher
+Goodbye Michael Schumacher
+Formula 1 Pilots
+F1 Team
+F1 Sakhir Circuit
+F1 Sepang Circuit
+F1 Melbourne Circuit
+F1 Imola Circuit
+F1 Nurburgring Circuit
+F1 Barcelona Circuit
+F1 Monaco Circuit
+F1 Silverstone Circuit
+F1 Montreal Circuit
+F1 Indianapolis Circuit
+F1 Magny-cours Circuit
+F1 Hockenheim Circuit
+F1 Hungaroring Circuit
+F1 Istanbul Circuit
+F1 Monza Circuit
+F1 Spa-Francorchamps
+F1 Shanghai Circuit
+F1 Suzuka Circuit
+F1 Interlagos Circuit
+F1 News Arhive
+Formula 1 | F1 2006
+F1 News List
+Katie Price Photo Gallery +Jodie Marsh Pictures
+Photo Gallery
+Calendar Competitonal
+Galerie Foto
+Calendar Competitonal
+Calendar Competitonal
+Galerie Foto
+Photo Gallery
+Calendar Competitonal +Red Bull Romaniacs 2006 +Rally Raid Sitemap
+Galerie Foto
+Calendar Competitonal
+Arhiva Stiri
+Anunturi
Q&A with Hiroshi Yamada
Bridgestone Sepang test debrief
The first test of the 2007 season concluded at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia this week with several Bridgestone-shod riders frequenting the top half of the timesheets throughout the three-day session.

Bridgestone Motorsport's
Manager of Motorcycle Racing, Hiroshi Yamada, reviews the opening week of Bridgestone's sixth year of participation in MotoGP and looks ahead to the coming season with cautious optimism.

Was it good to be back in action at Sepang this week ?
“It was great to be back at the race track after seven weeks away but development work has been ongoing since the last test of 2006. Our engineers have spent the winter break analysing the data we collected in November tests in order to finalise the direction for tyre development this season.”

What was Bridgestone's programme for this opening week of testing in Malaysia?
“Using the data from the post-season tests last year, we developed a range of new constructions, shapes and compounds which we tested with each of our five teams in Sepang this week. We took a total of 1,200 tyres – including new rears, new fronts and new qualifiers - to test with a total of 12 riders. In addition to the GP riders, we also worked extensively with test riders Shinichi Ito and Nobu Aoki. We were able to get through the bulk of our test programme and our teams provided us with a lot of valuable data with which we can further develop the tyres.”

Is the testing programme different because of the introduction of 800cc bikes?
“We have developed the tyres to work with the characteristics of the new 800cc, most importantly to cope with the higher cornering speeds. However, the test programme is no more extensive than it has been in previous years.
The increased number of teams that we supply this season means that we take larger quantities of tyres to each test, but we are always looking at new constructions, shapes and compounds irrespective of the bike specification.”

Does the Sepang Circuit, traditionally a strong Bridgestone track, offer a realistic indication of tyre performance at this early stage of the season?
“It is true that Sepang has traditionally been a strong track for Bridgestone, so we must always be realistic in our assessment, however the performance this week has been very encouraging. The championship is 18 races long and we have also worked hard to address specific issues with some circuits that have been less favourable to Bridgestone in the past. The riders have been particularly complimentary about our tyres this week, so I think we have reason to be optimistic. The lap times during race simulations would certainly indicate that good progress has been made so far.”
What conclusions can be drawn from this first test of the season?
“I do not believe it is possible or even sensible to try and draw definite conclusions from winter testing given the number of parameters involved. While we are trying to find the direction for tyre development, the teams are also working on fine-tuning their new bikes. At the same time some riders are settling into new teams with different bike characteristics and even new tyres. Testing is all about finding a balance between all these factors, which is why we must conduct our tyre evaluation work in controlled conditions to enable us to accurately assess the differences between each tyre specification. We will continue to test at Phillip Island next week in order to gain more understanding of the tyre behaviour as the teams progress with honing the set-up of their new bikes.”
Bridgestone Motorsport


     Roberts satisfied after bike swap
     Checa : "Today was much better!"
     Capirossi and Stoner on the pace in Malaysia
     Hayden and Pedrosa continue to improve
     Capirossi and Stoner make progress
     Second session gives Yamaha more confidence
     Melandri and Elias keep on working
     Hopkins heads Edwards on second day
     Checa: The feeling is not at 100% yet
     Repsol Honda team begin 2007 WC challenge

     Last News at infoRally

     Raliul Deltei castigat de Francois Delcour
     Bottas drove a solid race and Maldonado crashed on Monaco GP
     No points for Sauber on Monaco GP
     Best Sahara Force India result ever on Monaco GP
     Red Bull placed two cars on the podium in Monaco
..::Rally Cars For Sale::..
Anunturi Masini de Vanzare
Adauga Anunt
infoRally RSS
Add to My AOL
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to Google
Custom Search
..:: Game Suggestion ::..

Drive the super fast race cars and see if you could have been or perhaps still can become the world's best racer.
Get It!
..::Rally Newsletter::..
.::info Rally Suggestions::.
.::Car Reviews::.
..::info Rally TOP::..