SBK test Valencia

The target is to be ready with new solutions at the beginning of the 2007 season that will be immediately perceived as a big step of development compared to the last spec of 2006. After the first two races the Championship we will come back in Europe, and for those races the time available for the shipment of the tyres is in our favour and it will be possible for Pirelli to provide the brand new tyres we have developed during the tests, in a bigger quantity.
Here in Valencia the WSBK riders proved to like most of all 2 of the 10 new fronts and 3 of the 9 rear tyres, and also the new sizes.

Pirelli has developed a new rear and a new front tyres, the sizes of which are designed to exploit the racing rim dimensions to the maximum and offer the widest contact patch, yet maintaining the same characteristics of the standard dimension tyres, and thus the capabilities of the road going fitments.

The development remains focused on the race tyres, the performance of which are getting closer and closer to the qualifiers, whose turn for development will soon follow.

Pirelli brought for this test:


10 New Front tyres
9 New Rear tyres


8 New Front tyres
6 New Rear tyres

Adding the solutions already tested or used for racing during last season the total amount is 2.200 tyres

Riders testing at Valencia:

WSupersport (Pirelli DIABLO SUPERCORSA)

Charpentier Honda Ten Kate 1'36.4
Sofuoglu Honda Ten Kate 1'36.8
Nannelli Ducati SC Caracchi 1'36.9
Parkes Yamaha Motor Germany 1'37.0
Foret Kawasaki Gil Motorsport 1'37.7
Veneman Suzuki Hoegee 1'38.6
Riba Kawasaki Gil Motorsport 1'39.3
Race '06: Best lap 1'38.66
Pole '06: 1'36.91

WSBK (Pirelli DIABLO SUPERBIKE) (Race tyres - Qualifiers)

Biaggi Suzuki Alstare 1'33.9 nn
Lanzi Ducati Xerox 1'34.1 1'33.9
Kagayama Suzuki Alstare 1'34.2 1'34.7
Bayliss Ducati Xerox 1'34.2 nn
Toseland Honda Ten Kate 1'34.6 1'34.2
Nieto Kawasaki PSG-1 1'34.8 1'35.1
Corser Yamaha Motor Italia 1'34.9 nn
Laconi Kawasaki PSG-1 1'35.1 1'34.8
Haga Yamaha Motor Italia 1'35.3 1'35.1
Rolfo Honda Ten Kate 1'36.7 nn
Race '06: best lap 1'35.37
Superpole: 1'34.9

At this first appointment Pirelli is also testing some new materials with some teams racing in National Championships.


Borciani (ITA) Team Ducati Sterilgarda 1'35.5
Daemen (DE) Honda Alpha Tecnik 1'38.4
Hafenegger (DE) Honda Alpha Tecnik 1'39.0
Waldmann Honda Alpha Tecnik 1'39.7


Vizziello (ITA) Yamaha Team RG 1'38.5
Velini (ITA) Yamaha Team RG 1'39.2
Giugovaz (ITA) Yamaha Bike Service 1'39.3
Roccoli (ITA) Yamaha Lorenzini 1'39.4
Laverty (UK) Suzuki TAS 1'40.1
Pellino (ITA) Yamaha Bike Service 1'40.1
Harding (DK) Suzuki 1'40.4


Badovini(ITA) Team MV ? Unionbike 1'38.6
Corti (ITA) Yamaha Lorenzini 1'39.0
Tode (DE) Honda Alpha Tecnik 1'40.1
Cermak (CZ) Team MBB Racing 1'41.0

Weather conditions: dry
Track Temperature from 16 to 27°