Today the track was completely dry with temperatures of 30° C in the morning, and between 45 and 38° C in the afternoon. A condition that does not seem to be maintained for the Grand Prix, as the weather forecast is such that even a cloudburst is predicted.
However, during the last day of practice all the slick specs were used, and during Q2 the track lap record of 1'22.994 was beaten.
Today the track was completely dry with track temperatures of 30° C in the morning, and between 45 and 38° C in the afternoon.
All Slick specifications were used, and during Q2 the circuit all-time lap record was broken with a time of 1’22.994.
If it will be a dry race tomorrow the majority of riders are likely to use either the Med/Med or Hard/Med combination. However, the Soft rear still remains a race option for those who prefer to go this route.
Front Slicks - The Soft front was not used too much today but some riders chose it for the time attack and/or qualifying. The Medium option remains the reference tyre as it offers good grip and feedback, and if the bike is well set-up, it also offers very good consistency. The Hard option was widely tested in FP4, and it works well for the most aggressive riders, irrespective of motorcycle brand/constructor.
Rear Slicks - The Soft rear gave good grip but slightly less stability, and as mentioned yesterday the additional grip is not always apparent compared to the Medium. The Medium offers good grip and good consistency, and with its better stability it seems that it will be the race option for most riders if it is dry. The Hard appears to be too hard for the current track/weather conditions, and as a result it offers less traction and grip than the Medium.