What kind of bullshit is that that the Ama bows down to Dunlop becuase thier tires won't go the full distance of a scheduled superbike race???
Here we go again..more of this stuff....
Dunlop made a safety recomendation the AMA made the decision, if you raced you would know that Safety is a big concern to those of us that do. Maybe you haven't ridden RA latley, but it EATS tire...bad and these guys are rally chewing then up so I would vote for safety instead of seeing Matt, Ben, or ANY racer end up in the wall comming down T12, that wall is about 4 feet from the edge of the track, and typically you are pinned in 5th commnig down hill on the right side....on a track that is mostly rights.
I can guarantee you that had it been michelin,bridgeston or pirelli that asked for the race to be shortened it would NEVER EVER happened.
Sure it would have. It is a SAFETY issue, the AMA is VERY keen to any safety issue.
Dunlop gives factory teams tires that are not available to any other team and we wonder why there are only a few guys up front at any given race.
Last time I checked that wasn't illegal. You have to Pay to Play ask any competative racer. Until AMA goes to a Spec Tire, deal with it. The Factory teams always get better gear...just wait until you outdrive a factory ride on the same bike only to have him walk you from half straight (where the power difference shows - the first half is almost always drive) thefactory teams get all kind sof good kit unavailable to ANYONE else...Even MJ is pissed about that, but he has the money so he develops his own kit....hmm there is a solution develop a better tire...oh wait that costs money also!
Dunlop is still trying to bully other tire manufactures out ama racing completly by black balling them from testing at tracks with any of the other teams and it's getting old.
Yeah, I mean Dunlop pays for that track time so they should let everyone ride...come on, seriously?
I can tell you that there will never ever be a dunlop on any of my motorcycles...
Well you would never get a set of Race Hoops anyway...hell even WERA Experts have issues getting the best stuff...but what do I know, I only raced them for a good long while.