MotoGP riders test Michelin tyres in Italy

Published On 07-Jun-2016 01:30:22By TyreDekho Team

[caption id="attachment_680" align="alignnone" width="800"]Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez in action during the Michelin Test Mugello Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez in action during the Michelin Test Mugello[/caption]

After a sabbatical of 7 years, Michelin will be returning to MotoGP as the sport’s sole tyre supplier in 2016. Michelin will replace Bridgestone in the premier motorcycle racing series next year onwards, and will supply tyres to all of the teams competing in the sport. Before re-introducing itself in the racing environs though, the French tyre manufacturer has been rigorously working on the development of tyres for the racing series.

Earlier in February 2015, Michelin conducted a preliminary test before the start of 2015 MotoGP season at the Sepang circuit. Taking important feedback from factory teams and riders post that session, Michelin carried out necessary improvements on its tyres, and brought them back to Mugello for a comprehensive test this time by MotoGP riders. Following the Italian GP on last Sunday, the company successfully conducted the second round of tests at the Mugello Circuit as per the schedule.

The one-day tyre test focused primarily on the factory teams- Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, Aprilia and Suzuki- and their riders’ initial feedback and learning about the tyre based on numerous factors. Honda’s factory riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa; Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi and Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso and test rider Michele Pirro were present to give Michelin tyres another try after the Sepang test.

Suzuki, however, was absent from the test primarily because their lead rider, Aleix Espargaro, is still recovering from a thumb injury whereas his teammate, Maverick Viñales, does not have the experience and is still a rookie to come up with any insightful feedback.

For the tests, Michelin had brought four different front tyres and a couple of rear tyres. The tyres had two variations on the construction and on the casing along with one new compound.

[caption id="attachment_681" align="alignnone" width="800"]Most of the riders seemed satisfied with the rear tyre, however, the front tyre is not up to the mark as yet Most of the riders seemed satisfied with the rear tyre, however, the front tyre is not up to the mark as yet[/caption]

According to Michelin, a majority of the riders seemed pleased with Michelin’s rear tyres. However, most of them are still facing problems with the front tyres as a number of riders were seen losing the front-end of the bike and crashing out during their practice runs.

Commenting on the development, Michelin’s Technical Director Nicolas Goubert said: “We came here two weeks ago with the test riders to get ready for this test, and here we are in the second test with the top riders, something which is going to be very important for us, because the feedback they give us is key to their success.”

He added: “The test riders, as well as the top riders, were very happy with the rear tyres at the Sepang test. We think we’re there already with the rear; we just have to adjust it to the different venues we’re going to. But on the front the other hand, they’ve asked us to improve some of the parameters. So we will be concentrating on the front again this time.”

Michelin will conduct the next test involving factory riders as well as other riders from the 2015 line-up in Brno, post the Czech GP on the 17th of August, 2015.

You Might Also Be Interested In

Latest Tyres

  • Car
  • Bike
  • Truck
  • Apterra Cross
    Apterra Cross
    205/65 R16tubeless
    Rs6,100
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • AT 20 Grand Trek
    AT 20 Grand Trek
    265/65 R17 110Stubeless
    Rs14,699
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • FR500
    FR500
    185/65 R14 86Htubeless
    Rs3,491
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • UM 551
    UM 551
    165/80 R14 85Ttubeless
    Rs3,505
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Smart UX Royal
    Smart UX Royal
    215/60 R17tubeless
    Rs8,055
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • ContiMaxContact MC5
    ContiMaxContact MC5
    215/50 ZR17 95Wtubeless
    Rs12,704
    • iconFuel efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    • iconDry Grip
    • iconHandling
    Contact Dealer
  • CINTURATO P7
    CINTURATO P7
    245/40 R17 91Wtubeless
    Rs16,830
    • iconWet Grip
    • iconDry Grip
    • iconHandling
    • iconLow noise
    Contact Dealer
  • Pilot Sport 4
    Pilot Sport 4
    215/50 R17 95Wtubeless
    Rs11,829
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Smart Blaze RYDR BR43
    Smart Blaze RYDR BR43
    140/70-17tubeless
    Rs4,200
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Conta 725
    Conta 725
    90/90 R12tubeless
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Gripp XL
    Gripp XL
    90/90 R19 52Ptube
    Rs2,010
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • M6303
    M6303
    90/90 R12 54Jtubeless
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • BT SPORTMAXX
    BT SPORTMAXX
    140/70 R17tubeless
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Feelfree
    Feelfree
    120/70 R15 56H M/Ctubeless
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Conti Aqua Gripp
    Conti Aqua Gripp
    3.00-18 6PRtube
    Rs1,560
    • iconDry Grip
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Zapper S
    Zapper S
    140/70-14tubeless
    Rs2,625
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • X INCITY XZUE3+
    X INCITY XZUE3+
    295/80 R22.5na
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • ENDUTMRACE RD
    ENDUTMRACE RD
    315/70 R22.5na
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • JET XTRA
    JET XTRA
    8.25-16na
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • STEEL MUSCLE-S3P4
    STEEL MUSCLE-S3P4
    10.00 R20tube
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Mile XL X3 R
    Mile XL X3 R
    295/95 D20na
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • TG 01
    TG 01
    10 R 20tube
    Rs43,000
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • AGB 21
    AGB 21
    295/80 R 22.5tubeless
    Rs36,000
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer

Best Tyres

  • Car
  • Bike
  • Truck
  • SecuraDrive
    SecuraDrive
    185/65 R15 88Htubeless
    Rs4,445
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • ZLX
    ZLX
    145/80 R12 74Ttubeless
    Rs2,250
    • iconWet Grip
    • iconDry Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Milaze
    Milaze
    145 R12 86Qtubeless
    Rs1,871
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Vectra
    Vectra
    155/80 R13 79Stubeless
    Rs2,400
    • iconWet Grip
    • iconDry Grip
    • iconHandling
    • iconLow noise
    Contact Dealer
  • Fuel Smarrt
    Fuel Smarrt
    155/65 R14 75Ttubeless
    Rs3,125
    • iconFuel efficient
    • iconDry Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Taximax
    Taximax
    165/80 R14tubeless
    Rs2,800
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • ZVTV
    ZVTV
    195/55 R16tubeless
    Rs7,325
    • iconWet Grip
    • iconDry Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Alnac
    Alnac
    155/70 R14 77Ttubeless
    Rs3,100
    • iconWet Grip
    • iconDry Grip
    • iconHandling
    • iconLow noise
    Contact Dealer
  • MILAZE
    MILAZE
    80/100 R18 54Ptubeless
    Rs1,555
    • iconLow noise
    • iconDry Grip
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • SECURA ZOOM F
    SECURA ZOOM F
    80/100 R18 47Ptubeless
    Rs1,445
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • GRIPP
    GRIPP
    100/90 R17 55Ptube
    Rs2,020
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Nylogrip Plus
    Nylogrip Plus
    3/18tubeless
    Rs1,500
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • PILOT SPORTY
    PILOT SPORTY
    90/90 R17 49Ptubeless
    Rs2,596
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Zoom XL F
    Zoom XL F
    80/100 R18 47Ptubeless
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • MoGrip Meteor M
    MoGrip Meteor M
    3/18na
    Rs1,825
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Nylogrip Ezeeride
    Nylogrip Ezeeride
    3.00/17tube
    Rs1,525
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • WINMILE D
    WINMILE D
    295/80 R22.5na
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • FM Super
    FM Super
    10.00-20/16na
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • MUSCLEROK
    MUSCLEROK
    9.00-20tube
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • HCL Super
    HCL Super
    10.00-20/16na
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Lug Plus
    Lug Plus
    10.00-20/16na
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Mile XL Rib Pro
    Mile XL Rib Pro
    10.00-20/16na
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Lug XL Pro
    Lug XL Pro
    10.00-20/16na
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • THE LUG-PLUS
    THE LUG-PLUS
    8.25-20tube
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
×
Which is your city ?