Medium wet tyres will be taken to the next race due to one of the most vital issues that have occurred. The front tyres could not face the overheating caused the asphalt that dries up as the laps go by. This has been seen by Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso and Ducati teammate Andrea Iannone, among several others. Consequently, the rubber was seen getting detached from the carcass. This gave rise to a strong criticism from several riders. Michelin could figure out the reason behind the criticism. However, Michelin at the same time pointed out something. Michelin says it was the riders who decided to use the softest front compound. It was based on the three reasons explained by Piero Taramasso.
What’s next for the Medium wet tyres
The three reasons stated by Piero Taramasso are here in these lines. Firstly, it had worked well in warm up. Secondly, it is not a good idea to race with a compound that has not been examined before. Thirdly, most expected that the asphalt would dry up. They thought that the race is going to be a flag to flag. However, there was a lot more water on the track during warm up. It did not dry up quick during the race. As a result, it could not make the slick worth using.
The Italian also added that the braking points were nearly all dry during final laps. The front tyres started suffering as a result of this. Thus, it really seems these reasons and issues necessarily made Michelin take medium wet tyres to the next race. Andrea Dovizioso said the main issue was that the two rain tyre options offered by Michelin were far from each other in terms of stiffness. So he asked for an intermediate version of the tyre. Piero Taramasso confirmed that the choice exists. It was tested and analyzed in Sachsenring. Hence, the medium wet tyres will be taken to Silverstone for the next round of MotoGP race.