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Pirelli’s 2023 bike racing season is underway within the title of technological innovation
Give attention to DIABLO Superbike: debut of a SC0 entrance compound, consolidation of the SCQ rear compound, new entrance measurement for SSP and a brand new reference set for the 300 class
For 20 years, WorldSBK has been the principle platform of technological innovation with direct impression on the street product
Dedication confirmed in over 100 worldwide and nationwide competitions, each on monitor and off-road
Milan (Italy), February 15, 2023 –Pirelli is prepared for the bike challenges of its motorsport season which is able to kick off subsequent week in Australia, with the primary spherical of the FIM Superbike World Championship. For 2023, innovation and know-how stay the cornerstones of the Bicocca firm’s dedication to racing.
Giorgio Barbier, Pirelli Bike Racing Director:
“This yr we might be busy in a number of disciplines. Improvement actions will deal with the Superbike World Championship the place, for the primary time ever, we are going to introduce a entrance answer within the tender SC0 compound within the premier class. On the identical time, we are going to proceed to work on the additional tender SCQ rear, which has formally turn out to be a part of the DIABLO Superbike vary and is subsequently now on sale in the marketplace. As for the opposite lessons, in WorldSSP we are going to add to the 120/70 entrance measurement, used to date, the brand new bigger 125/70 entrance measurement that’s already out there within the Superbike class, whereas in WorldSSP300 we are going to introduce, ranging from the Misano spherical, a brand new benchmark set that makes use of renewable supplies within the tyres. The purpose at all times stays the identical: to enhance our tyres yr after yr, to then pour this know-how into street merchandise.”
NEWS AND TARGETS FOR 2023
Competitors has been a part of Pirelli’s DNA for over 115 years and right this moment there are over 100 two-wheeled championships, at worldwide and nationwide stage, during which the Milanese firm participates yearly. There are a number of new highlights for 2023, particularly inside the FIM Superbike World Championship:
Introduction of a entrance SC0 tender compound
After increasing the DIABLO Superbike vary in previous seasons with the introduction of rear options in softer compounds (SCX in 2020 and SCQ in 2022), Pirelli has determined to finish the event by engaged on a entrance tender SC0 compound that’s succesful to steadiness the very excessive stage of grip supplied by the tender options on the rear axle. This new entrance answer might be supplied to riders ranging from the primary European races and this yr it will likely be topic to fixed growth as a way to make it a regular answer for 2024.
Inclusion into the DIABLO™ Superbike vary of the SCQ rear
The SCQ rear answer was made out there to Superbike class riders final season. This additional tender compound has been designed to supply the very best stage of grip for brief distance and subsequently to be used primarily in qualifying. In 2022, in some instances, it was additionally attainable to make use of it to cowl the ten laps of the Superpole Race in addition to in some native championships. Accepting requests from prospects, riders and promoters of nationwide championships, Pirelli has determined to incorporate it within the DIABLO™ Superbike vary that’s frequently on sale. Due to this fact, from this yr it will likely be out there to all championships, skilled riders and amateurs who need to use it. On the identical time, within the Superbike World Championship, Pirelli will proceed to develop this product in order that it ensures better mileage and may cowl the ten laps of the Superpole Race on all circuits.
New 125/70 entrance for WorldSSP
Within the Supersport class, Pirelli will introduce the brand new bigger measurement 125/70, already provided to Superbike riders, along with the present 120/70 measurement. This may also provide WorldSSP riders a greater front-to-rear axle steadiness.
New benchmark set for WorldSSP300
Ranging from the fifth spherical, the Pirelli Emilia-Romagna spherical at Misano, the riders of the Supersport 300 World Championship will use a brand new set of DIABLO Superbike tyres, within the entrance SC1 and rear SC2 compounds, which makes use of a share of renewable supplies to exchange these of fossil origin. Nevertheless, because the first spherical, in comparison with previous seasons, the riders will now not use the SC1 rear compound however the SC2.
WORLDSBK: PLATFORM OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION SINCE 20 YEARS
Pirelli’s technical partnership with the FIM Superbike World Championship represented the primary instance of a single tyre provide within the historical past of prime motorsport competitions and, twenty years later, proved to have been a profitable selection, as adopted by different two and 4 wheel championships. Pirelli’s sturdy dedication on this championship isn’t solely justified by the necessary outcomes by way of media visibility and model consciousness progress however above all from a technological viewpoint. For Pirelli two-wheel competitions signify an open-air laboratory for growing and testing, with a few of the greatest riders, their tyres, the identical ones which are then put in the marketplace and made out there to all motorcyclists around the globe. Since 2004, when the Pirelli single tyre provide started within the prime manufacturing bike derived championship, the Milanese firm’s method has been to stay devoted to the philosophy of the Superbike World Championship by deciding to not provide prototype options however regular customary tyres. And, whereas at all times remaining devoted to this philosophy through the years, Pirelli has continued to make technological innovation its workhorse by dictating, sometimes, the brand new parameters of the racing tyres used all around the world: first, in 2013, with the historic transition from 16.5-inch to the brand new 17-inch tyres, after which, ranging from 2018, with the adoption of recent bigger sizes.
PIRELLI IN MORE THAN 100 COMPETITIONS
Devoted to the sturdy sporting spirit that has at all times characterised it as an organization, this yr Pirelli will take part, in some instances as sole provider and in others in an open competitors between tyre producers, in over 100 of an important worldwide and nationwide motorcycling competitions, each on monitor and off street. Amongst these on asphalt, along with the FIM Superbike World Championship, additionally the FIM Endurance World Championship and, at nationwide stage, the British Superbike, Italian Velocity Championship (CIV), German IDM Championship and French Superbike Championship, to call only a few. The dedication in off-road competitions has additionally been confirmed, primarily within the FIM Motocross World Championship during which the Italian tyre firm boasts a palmarès of 79 world titles and of which it will likely be an official tyre provider till 2025. Then there may be the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) and AMA Supercross, in addition to quite a few nationwide motocross competitions. Pirelli participates in all these championships utilizing customary tyres, DIABLO Superbike and DIABLO Supercorsa for monitor and SCORPION MX in off-road competitions, all frequently on sale in the marketplace and out there to all motorcyclists.