Two new SCX development compounds from Pirelli for WorldSBK at Misano

Tuesday, 7 June 2022 07:48 GMT

As always, Pirelli have started their summer development as two new SCX compounds will be made available to the riders throughout the weekend

The 2022 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship heads to Italy and the Pirelli Emilia-Romagna Round this weekend at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”. The circuit, always giving dramatic racing and magical moments, will host the debut of two new Pirelli rear tyres for the weekend, with the supersoft SCX solution have two further variations from the standard SCX, meaning there’ll be a total of three SCX solutions to choose from and five rear tyres in total with the SC0 and SCQ also in the allocation.

TWO NEW TYRES: SCX developments…

For Pirelli’s latest development, the SCXA (B0452) and SCXB (B0453) tyres differ to the standard SCX, perhaps more than the development SCX tyres of last year. They both differ from the standard SCX in terms of compound and carcass and whilst both of the development tyres have the same compound between them, unlike in the standard tyre, they have different structures.

FRONT TYRE TALK: SC1 standard and development

In terms of the front solutions brought by Pirelli for Misano, the SC1 standard and the SC1 A0674 development will be part of the allocation. The SC1 A0674 has won four races in 2022 so far with Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) and Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati), whilst both have won a total of three races with the standard tyre.

BARBIER: “An excellent test bench”

Talking about the new allocation of rear tyres, Pirelli’s Motorsport Director Giorgio Barbier said: “So far this year, we haven't brought any development solutions for the rear, so we'll do it at Misano. The goal is to further improve the performance of the SCX and that’s the reason why we have developed two solutions with different characteristics compared to the standard option. Both solutions use the same compound, which is however different from the standard, and offer two different options in terms of structure. It will therefore be interesting to understand how they behave on a typically challenging track, which can be even more demanding in the case of particularly high temperatures. In short, an excellent test bench.”

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