The Aragon round is a challenging one for Michelin. Temperatures are often very low in the morning and the abrasive track surface really puts tyres to the test. The French technicians, strengthened by last year's experience, are nevertheless optimistic and ready to face any issues that may arise over the course of the weekend.
At the Spanish round, riders will be able to choose between the three compounds, soft, medium and hard, with a symmetrical structure for the front tyres and asymmetrical rears (with a stiffer left side).
“Aragón was a challenge for us last year, as the mornings were very cold and it was the first time we had ever visited the track, so we had a lot to learn - recalls manager Piero Taramasso - We gathered a huge amount of data from the weekend and it helped us to improve the tyres for conditions like that. The weather at Aragón can be cool due to its location and it’s also a very technical circuit, with a medium abrasive surface, so it is a track that needs special attention. During the race last year, durability and consistency were very good and we are aiming to give the riders the tyres they need to push on even more this year. We have had some good results this season and we want to continue with this momentum, for sure it will be another exciting fight for the championship before the three consecutive overseas races.”