Pirelli unveil tyre solutions for Assen, C0900 SCX tyre available again

Pirelli have announced their solutions for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship visit to the TT Circuit Assen, with the available tyres largely similar to the 2023 round. Riders will have two front dry solutions to use and four at the rear, plus wet-weather tyres which could be utilised. One of the rear tyres is the development SCX C0900, which debuted last time out and returns to action for the Pirelli Dutch Round.

REAR TYRE CHOICES: lots to choose from, development SCX returns

After testing in Barcelona and then being available during the round, the SCX-A super soft, known as the C0900, is available to pick in the Netherlands. It’s joined by the standard SCX super soft, ensuring riders have a choice of familiarity or relatively new tyre when it comes to this compound. The other choices are the standard SC0 soft and the standard SCQ extra soft, which can only be used in free practice sessions, the Tissot Superpole session and the Tissot Superpole Race. In the event of rain, the standard intermediate INT tyre and standard wet SCR1 tyre will be available.

FRONT SOLUTIONS: two standard tyres

For the front tyre, Pirelli have brought two standard compounds. The SC1 medium is the softest of the two available and provides good feeling and confidence when entering corners and also at maximum lean angle. Riders can also choose the SC2 hard, which is generally selected by teams and riders at tracks which demand a lot from the front tyres. In terms of wet-weather tyres, there’s the standard intermediate INT solution and the standard wet SCR1 solution.

WorldSSP TYRES AVAILABLE: all standard solutions

In WorldSSP, Pirelli have opted to bring standard solutions for both the front and rear tyres. The front tyres are the SC1 soft, which debuted as the B1333 last season at Magny-Cours but is now in the standard range, and the SC2 medium, which has similar grip to the SC1 but offers more resistance to wear and more stability in warmer temperatures. For the rear, it’s the standard SCX super soft and the standard SC0 soft to choose from. In case it rains, there’s no intermediate tyre in WorldSSP, with the only rain tyre available the standard SCR1 wet compound.

PIRELLI SAYS: “We want to continue the work on the C0900”

Discussing the tyre solutions, Pirelli’s Motorcycle Racing Director, Giorgio Barbier, said: “The characteristics of the track as well as the climatic conditions usually found in Assen are very different from those of Montmelo where we raced last month, and this allows us to collect other useful data from a development perspective. Here we want to continue the work on the C0900, which in the last round gave good feedback in terms of grip and behaviour but given the aggressiveness of the Catalan asphalt, suffered a bit in terms of wear. On paper, Assen is a less abrasive and usually colder circuit; therefore, we expect to collect information that can give us a more complete picture of the potential of this solution. In past years the characteristics of the asphalt have allowed the use of fairly soft solutions despite the cold temperatures, consequently we think there is margin in the teams’ work to find the ideal set up to exploit the options provided. Assen also sees us busy on another front, that of the Northern Talent Cup which holds its first seasonal event here. From this year we are in fact sole suppliers not only of this, but of all those competitions for young talents which are part of the project Road to MotoGP™ promoted by Dorna, including the Asia Talent Cup which made its successful debut last month in Qatar.”

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Source: WorldSBK.com

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