MISANO TYRES: two new development solutions from Pirelli for the WorldSBK field

With the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship heading to the iconic Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” for Round 4 of the 2024 season, Pirelli have unveiled their tyre solutions for the upcoming round. The field will have two new development tyres to test, one at the front and one at the rear, while there’s also a new front solution for the WorldSSP field at the Pirelli Emilia-Romagna Round.

AT THE REAR: new development SCX tyre

The rear tyre is one where Pirelli have been innovating all season, with the introduction of the C0900 SCX tyre. Now, there’s a new development SCX tyre, named the D0339. Compared to the standard tyre, it has a different carcass and compound, designed to maintain the current grip levels at maximum lean angles while also increasing traction and speed when cornering and offering more protection against wear. Other solutions for the rear include the standard SCX super soft and the SC0 soft. The SCQ is also at Misano, with its use as usual limited to Free Practice sessions, the Tissot Superpole session and the Tissot Superpole Race.

NEW FRONT DEVELOPMENT: new SC1 front solution

At the front, Pirelli have also brought a new solution in the SC1 medium compound. The D0279 retains the same compound as the standard SC1 but has a slightly different carcass with the aim of offering greater stability and precision. The other solution at the front, alongside the two SC1 tyres, is the standard SC2 hard tyre, providing teams and riders with medium and hard compounds to deal with all of Misano’s technicalities.


In WorldSSP, there’s a new development soft solution. The D0444 joins the standard SC1 tyre and, when compared, offers the same compound but a differing carcass. The idea is to provide greater stability and precision. The two SC1 tyres are joined by the standard SC2 medium at the front. At the rear, it’s only standard solutions available. The super soft SCX tyre and the soft SC0 tyre are the two choices for the World Supersport field.

PIRELLI SAYS: “we decided to debut some innovations in line with our philosophy of continuous development”

Discussing the tyre solutions, Pirelli’s Motorcycle Racing Director Giorgio Barbier said: “For the Emilia-Romagna Round, we decided to debut some innovations in line with our philosophy of continuous development of new solutions to improve the range year after year. For the WorldSBK class, we are continuing the work on the SCX at the rear to improve its corner speed and protection from wear, while preserving the grip performance at maximum lean that the standard solution already offers. On the front, we are working in both classes to evolve the SC1 specification towards greater support in terms of stability and precision. We know the Misano circuit well, therefore for us it is the ideal ground for making data comparisons. Starting from this round we will also be engaged in another beautiful adventure, the one that will see us alongside the girls of the FIM Women’s Circuit Racing World Championship for which we will be the sole tyre supplier. We enthusiastically embraced this initiative because we share its values of inclusion and openness. The riders have already done a test in Cremona a couple of weeks ago, where they started to become familiar with the SC1 compounds they have allocated for the front and rear. Now, it’s the time for their official debut in race: I send them all my best wishes for this first season!”

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Source: WorldSBK.com

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