Michelin to become MotoGP tire supplier in 2016
ERJ staff report (TP)
Clermont-Ferrand, France − Dorna Sports, promoter and organiser of the MotoGP World Championship, which is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), announced that Michelin will be the sole supplier of tires to teams participating in the series from 2016.
“Our policy of carrying over our technologies from track to street fits perfectly with the new technical regulations which are due to be introduced in 2016 and which will dictate the use of 17-inch wheels. That is why Michelin decided to submit a bid following the tender process instigated by Dorna Sports,” said Michelin motorsport’s director Pascal Couasnon.
The MotoGP World Championship features bikes with a power output that exceeds 250hp, and the level of performance they deliver both mechanically and dynamically is “very high”.
Michelin said its ‘Total Performance concept’ means it is geared to providing the riders with increasingly higher levels of grip in dry and wet conditions alike.