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MotoGP, Michelin Tyre Tech Notes at Le Mans:

Another day of very good weather in Le Mans. Completely dry with track temperatures 24° C in the morning and 36° C in the afternoon

MotoGP: Michelin Tyre Tech Notes at Le Mans:


Both the Soft and Medium front and rear options are the ones that are working well.  In the morning a lot of riders used the Soft/Soft combination, and in the afternoon it was the Medium front and Soft rear. 

In addition, there were some riders who re-tested the Medium rear to compare it again with the Soft while considering their choices for the race.  Overall, the comments were very similar to Friday.

Fronts: The Soft offered very good feel and corner grip, and therefore gave the riders confidence. This could be a race option but depending on track temperature there could be some movement in the final laps.  The Medium offered more support but grip through corners is not at the level of the Soft. Plus, to ensure it maintains temperature on the left side, the tyre must be worked constantly.

Rear: The Soft exhibited very good all-round potential and corner grip, while stability and consistency do not seem to be an issue for most riders. The Medium gave a good balance of grip and consistency, with good drive out of corners and durability.  This could be the race choice for a few riders.

Having said all of this, we are likely to have to deal with changeable weather conditions which could make the decision not so straightforward for the teams and riders.  After the Warm Up session we will have a clearer idea.
Very fast lap times with the all-time circuit lap record beaten numerous times and by various riders/constructors.  In Q2 Pecco Bagnaia topped the timesheets with a lap of 1'30.450
Yesterday we missed the lap record by 1/10 of a second in qualifying, and today in Race 1 we were just 1/100 of a second away, so the improved set-up of the bikes is now starting to pay dividends in terms of getting the best from the tyres.
Overall, the tyres worked well, with the front offering good support, while the rear gave good grip and consistency.

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