MotoGP, Michelin: “Brno is an important test for tires”

There is no better route than Brno to get rid of the rust that has built up during the holidays. The 5,403 meter long Czech track with differences in altitude, where braking is difficult, accelerations are strong and corners are fast, not only tests the drivers, but also all tires.

However, Michelin is certain that its tires will withstand the stresses and strains of the track. Accordance with the provisions, the options for the slicks have 3 mixes (soft, medium and hard) with symmetrical front tires and asymmetrical rear tires (harder on the right, considering that 8 of the 14 corners of the track are correct).

Rain cannot be ruled out. The compounds chosen for the rain tires are soft and medium (with asymmetrical rear tires).

“It’s always good to take a break, but it’s even better when you’re back in racing.” said Piero Taramasso, Head of Michelin. “The Brno circuit is a great test for tires. It’s quite complex and there is a big difference in elevation between the lower and higher parts of the route. It has many challenging sections that require the tires in many different ways, with demanding braking, strong accelerations and a number of different corners that place different loads and loads on the side of the tires. “

“We have a number of slick tires that we know will work well and the compounds we introduced this year will be ideal for this track.”, he assured. “We hope for the best weather conditions, but when it rains we know that rain tires work very well here, so we expect a good race, whatever happens.”