MotoGP bosses ditch intermediate tyres for 2017 season

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MotoGP bosses have today confirmed that there will be no intermediate tyres for the 2017 season and will bring in two further slick options instead.

Michelin boss Piero Taramasso told bikesportnews.com at the Valencia test he believed the inters, which have barely been used, would not survive the winter and a statement today from the Grand Prix commission backed this up.

“After consultation with the Safety Commission and with the approval of Michelin, tyre allocations have been changed. Intermediate tyres will no longer be available. The maximum number of wet and dry track tyres remains unchanged but there is an additional specification of front and rear dry slick tyres available to choose,” it said.

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