Remember this photo of Dani Pedrosa’s tire after the Motegi race, where Bridgestone apologized and that they would investigate the reason?
Bridgestone Motorsport Manager, Tohru Ubukata during the post race debrief of Le Mans released his findings regarding Pedrosa’s tire issue, here’s what he had to say:
“Since Motegi we have also learned more about Dani’s front tyre. After a detailed inspection, we found a small foreign object that had become embedded within the tread of the front slick. This was the origin of a weak point in the tread of the tyre which, during the course of the race, worked its way to the surface, causing a crack to form in the rubber.”
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