Originally Posted by Drif10
What an utter cock up.
And with factories in that part of the world, this is the solution they offer up? Blame the teams, provide no other options but to run half-distances?
Corporate ass covering 101.
So, you expect them to make an entirely new, safe tire overnight and then get it shipped over to the teams?
Corporate ass covering would be having a rider die/get hurt due to a tire failure and Bridgestone/Dunlop deny having known about any potential problems.
Having shortened/modified races aren't ideal but it's better than no race or having a high potential for someone to get seriously hurt.