The WorldSBK Championship heads to Indonesia for the Pirelli Indonesian Round, where the 2021 WorldSBK title will be decided
The new Circuit of Mandalika will host the final battle between Razgatlioglu and Rea for the WorldSBK Championship title. For the Pirelli Indonesian Round, the Milanese tyre manufacturer relies exclusively on standard solutions.
From Friday 19th to Sunday 21st November 2021, the Circuit of Mandalika, located on the Indonesian island of Lombok in Indonesia, will host the last round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.
The tyre brand will take the role of Event Main Sponsor for the renamed Pirelli Indonesia Round, which confirms the commitment with which it continues to invest in the Championship of the fastest production derived series as a platform for developing its tyres in conjunction with international visibility for the brand.
The action of the Pirelli Indonesian Round, one of the most anticipated WorldSBK finals of recent years, will be the inaugural event of the Mandalika circuit, where all eyes will be on the premier class and in particular on Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK / Yamaha YZF R1) and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK / Kawasaki ZX-10RR). In addition, the Constructors' Championship will see the crown assigned in Mandalika: currently Yamaha sits in first position with 574 points, sixteen more than the second placed Ducati.
Indonesian officials recently inaugurated the circuit of Mandalika, which represents a new layout for all the riders of the World Superbike and World Supersport classes. The track is 4.310 Kilometres long and includes seventeen turns, of which eleven are to the right and six to the left, on top of a start-finish straight 507 metres long.
The solutions for WorldSBK and WorldSSP class:
To tackle the Mandalika Circuit, Pirelli brings 2039 tyres to the track in order to meet the needs of both classes in case of dry or wet conditions, and that will exclusively be solutions from the standard range.
In the WorldSBK class, pilots will be able to count on two front and three rear slick solutions. On the front, the standard SC1 in soft compound and the standard SC2 in medium compound are confirmed. Regarding the choice of rear tyre, for this round Pirelli will make available soft and medium solutions: riders will choose between the standard SCX in super soft compound, the standard SC0 in soft compound and the standard SC1 in medium compound. Also in Argentina, riders will have available the qualifying solution in Y0449 specification, a spec used with success since Aragón and enabler of several new circuit records this year.
Also for the WorldSSP riders, Pirelli offers exclusively standard tyres. At the front, the standard SC1 and SC2 while at the rear the standard SC0 will be joined by the standard SC1.
In case of bad weather, Pirelli makes available to the riders of both classes intermediates and Rain solutions.
More details on the race solutions for WorldSBK and WorldSSP classes are available in the technical sheets attached to this press release.