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MotoGP, Michelin Tyre Tech: Red Bull Ring

A new track layout for 2022 due to the addition of a chicane between the old Turn 1 and Turn 2. The result is that the lap times are slower and the tyres are slightly more stressed on the left side compared to before

MotoGP: Michelin Tyre Tech: Red Bull Ring

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A new track layout for 2022 due to the addition of a chicane between the old Turn 1 and Turn 2. The result is that the lap times are slower and the tyres are slightly more stressed on the left side compared to before.
 
Initially wet, followed by mixed conditions in the morning for FP1, and completely dry in FP2. Track temperatures ranged from 24° C to 40° C.
 
The Rain tyres suffered a bit as the track got progressively drier, and the tendency was to for the Soft rear to overheat, while the Medium front worked very well, giving good support and stability. Towards the end of the session, the riders switched to Slick tyres, but the track was still not completely dry.
 
Hot and dry in FP2, the Medium and Hard front Slicks worked well. There was more stability offered by the Hard option and better grip at maximum lean angles by the Medium. The rear, which has the casing that is more resistant to high temperatures required one, or even two laps of warm-up given the still ‘green’ track surface, which still requires more rubber laid on it. Average grip levels were offered by the Medium rear, but it was consistent. The Soft rear gave more grip but also more movement.
 
In MotoE there was a wet session in the morning, and the Rain tyre performance was good. No problems at all with the Slick tyres this afternoon because grip, consistency and stability are all good.

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