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MotoGP, Michelin Tyres Tech Talk: Silverstone, qualifications

The Soft front will be a good solution for the less aggressive riders who need good feedback and high grip levels at maximum lean angle. The Hard rear needs a full lap of warm up, but then the performance is good and consistent.

MotoGP: Michelin Tyres Tech Talk: Silverstone, qualifications

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A good day at Silverstone today, with improved track conditions and less wind.
Track temperatures were between 30° and 39° C.
 
Today, all tyre specifications were used.
 
With the race tyre choice in mind:

- The Soft front will be a good solution for the less aggressive riders who need good feedback and high grip levels at maximum lean angle.
- The Medium front provides superior stability and support, with good turn-in.
- The Hard front could work on the more aggressive bikes if the track temperature is above 40° C because it offers good consistency and support under braking.
-The Soft rear worked well for time attack because the grip level is very high - the proof of this is that 8 riders bettered the previous all-time lap record that was established in 2019 when the asphalt was new. However, the subsequent loss of potential is quite significant, with a lot of movement.
-The Medium rear is a very good option with a high level of grip and good consistency, along with a drop-off that is very gradual.
- The Hard rear needs a full lap of warm up, but then the performance is good and consistent. Stability is its strongest quality, and that helps a lot on this circuit with its high speed turns and fast direction changes.
 
Subject to the temperature race day, the majority choice is likely to be Medium front/Medium rear, but we will almost certainly see Soft fronts and Hard rears used by some riders.

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