What an amazing season! The most thrilling and unpredictable in recent memory and eight different winners in eight consecutive races, something that’s never happened before in almost 70 years of premier-class racing. It seems like MotoGP is entering a new golden era, the like of which we’ve never seen.
There’s another issue with Michelin’s front – its straight-line braking performance isn’t what it should be, plus it has a very narrow range of operating temperature, with a sudden drop-off in performance when the tyre drops below that temperature. That explains this year’s frequent straight-line braking crashes, like those that Lorenzo and Nicky Hayden endured in last weekend’s cool morning sessions.