WorldSBK Magny-Cours: Pirelli add two new slicks to allocation

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Pirelli will add two new slick to the allocation for this weekend’s Magny-Cours WorldSBK clash - an SC1 front and an SCX rear.

The Italian firm is bringing the all-new SC1A front tyre to offer plenty of front grip as will be an ideal combination with the SCX or SCQ rears. This tyre featured prominently in the recent Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya summer test, with most teams and riders enjoying it but stating that it was a front equivalent to the SCQ, offering maximum performance and good grip but not over a long or sustained period.

The development isn’t only focused on the front with a new SCX rear also making its debut at the French track, which sees the development of the compound continue, with this season’s working dating back to Misano – the tyre will be known as the development SCX B0800 (SCXA). Alongside this new specification of SCX, there will be the standard SCX and the standard SC0. After a round away at Most, the SCQ tyre returns for Tissot Superpole and the Tissot Superpole Race.

“At Magny-Cours we continue our development work, whilst always guaranteeing riders to be able to choose standard solutions or those that they already know very well. The new tyres we bring here are in fact the result of the feedback received with respect to previous solutions already tested in other rounds, but also other new choices,” said Pirelli’s Motorcycle Racing Director Giorgio Barbier.

“In the case of the new rear SCX option, for example, we tried to combine in a single tyre, the characteristics which the riders had appreciated in the two solutions tested in July at Misano. The new soft front instead goes in the direction of offering an even softer tyre and therefore able to guarantee greater grip, to balance the softer rear options.

“If it doesn’t rain, which in Magny-Cours can never be ruled out, we will be able to check the progress made. It will also be interesting to monitor the performance of the wildcards that come from the French Championship and who on this occasion will have the opportunity to get to know our tyres better.”