Michelin does not bid for single tire supplier for 2009 MotoGP

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Michelin has decided not to bid for the single tire supplier for the 2009 MotoGP season. This season for Michelin started out really well then failed quickly towards mid season. It actually got to the point where Dani Pedrosa was so frustrated(or was complaining way to much) that Honda HRC decides to switch Dani to Bridgestone midseason which is unheard of. After this drastic move by both Honda and Dani this slowly signaled the end of Michelin in MotoGP. With the pending 2009 season running on a single tire manufacture Michelin opted out. Michelin is quoted on saying that the “The R&D resources allocated for MotoGP racing will be redeployed to support innovation, which is at the heart of Michelin’s customer focused strategy.” I am guessing as well as many others that Bridgestone will be the single tire manufacture for 2009 but, wait until the Grand Prix Commission has the final say.

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