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MotoGP, Silverstone: Michelin to bring 3 rain options

An extra intermediate front solution has been included after the problems at Brno

Silverstone: Michelin to bring 3 rain options

As a result of the Brno situation, where the rain tyres gradually began to shed pieces of tread as the track dried out, Michelin has taken action ahead of Silverstone, another GP where the weather often plays an important role..

The French manufacturer will bring three different rain options for the front, the area that caused problems in the Czech Republic. Having listened to the riders, who requested an intermediate compound, Michelin will offer extra soft, soft and medium front solutions and two rear solutions - soft or hard - at the upcoming UK event.

In terms of slicks, there will be three front solutions (soft, medium and hard) and a soft or medium rear option, both asymmetric.

Piero Taramasso, Michelin manager explains that “Silverstone is one of the hardest races for us to get ready for as we never know what type of weather to expect in England. The circuit is quite exposed so if it rains it can be cold and windy as well, but if the sun shines and it is warm the track can get very hot. It’s also a technical circuit with a fast average speed and lots of rolling corners, so we need to have tyres that can cope with all these factors and possible changes in weather and temperatures. We have brought rear compounds that we believe will work very well, they are based on the construction that was so successful in the dry at Brno, which saw both Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo go under the outright best lap record”.

Translated by Heather Watson

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