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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-31-2006, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Michelin's Up and Down Laguna GP

This is kinda cool:

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2006/Jul/timtire.htm

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interesting, most look chunked pretty bad.

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Colin's tire was worse then Rossi's.

I had no clue they "shaved" tires.....


His dad (the origonal Colin Edwards ) had this to say:

Originally posted by Colin Edwards Snr:
..I think all the Michelin riders including Colin and Rossi, were on the hardest tire that they could use but Michelin already knew that they had a problem with overheating during practice because of the excessive heat. To answer this problem they shave the tires so the tire will not retain as much heat, which is a standard practice in this situation. Sadly the shaving machine broke and I don't know how many tires were done before it broke but I do know that Colin's tire was not done and it was chunked worse than Rossi's. This race was one of the hottest if not the hottest the tire manufactures had to deal with that I know of. It was f'kin hot guys, I have been going to Laguna for the last sixteen years and was always cool to where you kept a jacket handy at all times but it was hotter than Houston, 102, 103 every day, it was so oppressive. I seen a report that track temps were close to 150 degrees!!

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