Tires play a key function within the destiny of MotoGP races. Listed here are the fashions supplied to the drivers on the 2021 Aragon Grand Prix, contested this weekend, in addition to some explanations from Michelin.
Entrance: Symmetrical Delicate, Medium and Arduous.
Rear: Delicate, Medium and Arduous asymmetrical, all with a tougher left facet.
Entrance: Symmetrical Delicate and Medium.
Rear: Delicate and Medium asymmetrical, all with a tougher left facet.
Michelin Motorsport press launch: Michelin able to face temperature variations in Aragón
After an “off” weekend following the British Grand Prix, the Michelin Motorsport group and the MotoGP ™ paddock head to the province of Teruel in Spain for the 13th spherical of the 2021 World Championship, the Gran Premio TISSOT de Aragón , at Motorland Aragón.
This 5.077 km anti-clockwise circuit is each fascinating and sophisticated with ten left and 7 proper turns, in addition to a 968-meter lengthy straight. The MICHELIN Energy Slicks entrance tires have been designed to resist the stresses of all kinds of curves, starting from hairpin bends to very quick corners. The rear slicks have been developed to supply nice stability at excessive velocity and transmit all the facility to the bottom in order that they’ll string collectively quick and common laps.
Belonging to the autonomous neighborhood of Aragón, the province of Teruel is known for its harsh local weather and excessive thermal amplitude in the course of the day. In Motorland Aragón, the temperature may be very cool within the mornings. So it’s crucial that the tire vary covers all of those fluctuations. The MICHELIN Energy Slicks tire allocation was subsequently chosen to satisfy all these necessities.
The entrance tires, supplied in Delicate, Medium and Arduous, are symmetrical, whereas the three rear choices have an asymmetrical design with a tougher left facet to resist the forces imposed by the ten turns delivering that route. In case of rain, MICHELIN Energy Rain tires can be found in Delicate and Medium for the entrance and rear. The fronts are symmetrical and the rears asymmetrical, with a more durable left facet like their slick counterparts.
Earlier than the assembly in Aragón, Piero Taramasso, Michelin Motorsport Two-Wheel Supervisor, mentioned: “Final 12 months, some periods have been delayed due to the too low temperatures – the asphalt was lower than 10 ° C on Friday morning – so I hope the circumstances can be higher this 12 months, the assembly being scheduled a bit earlier within the season. “
“The observe is an actual problem for our tire builders as a result of there’s a nice range of turns starting from sluggish and tight curves and open and quick turns, plus two straights the place MotoGP attain very excessive speeds. All this mixed, the constraints are monumental for the tire and we have now to be sure that we ship our normal stage of efficiency for all of the drivers and the groups. “
MotoGP riders will take to the observe on Friday September 10 for the primary two Free Apply periods. FP3 and FP4 are scheduled on Saturday earlier than Qualifying 1 and a couple of. They may line up on the beginning grid on Sunday 12 September for this 23-lap lengthy race which can begin at 2:00 pm.