The Angel Nieto circuit in Jerez is getting ready to welcome the fourth round of the 2021 MotoGP championship. Michelin arrives in Spain on the strength of new records obtained in Portimao two weeks ago and is eager to raise the bar once again.
The riders of the premier class will have three traditional compounds to choose from: soft, medium and hard. While all the rear tyres have an asymmetric construction (with harder compounds on the right side), only the hard one will have this feature on the front, while the other compounds will be symmetric. The weather forecast gives sunshine for the weekend, but in case of rain, rain tyres will be available in soft and hard compounds.
The MotoE bikes will also be on track at Jerez, for their first race of the season. Michelin engineers have redesigned the rear tyre for 2021 using a higher percentage of sustainable and recycled materials.
Summing up the situation is Piero Taramasso, Michelin Motorsport Two-Wheel Manager: “The season for us so far has been very successful, with the grip and consistent performance of the 2021 tyres allowing the riders to really push the limits of their machines to the max. Having said that, it is still very sad that we cannot yet welcome fans into the circuits as they bring a whole different ambiance and energy to the event and give the riders a huge boost on track.”
“Although this is the first MotoE race of the season, we have already successfully tested our new and more environmentally friendly range of MotoE tyres at Jerez, and I am confident that due to their improved performance we will see some excellent racing at this first round of the championship as a result” he concluded.