WorldSBK returns to Czech Republic: Pirelli relies on standard solutions for the debut appointment at the Autodrom Most
Most represents the forty-third circuit in which the Italian tyre manufacturer has raced throughout its decades-long involvement in the production-derived World Championship
The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship makes a stop in the Czech Republic, which will host the pinnacle of production machine racing for the first time since the 2018 round in Brno. This year a new circuit will see the riders battle for the world titles: the Autodrom Most will make its debut in the WorldSBK calendar, staying at least until 2025.
Located near Prague, the Autodrom Most was opened in 1983 as the first permanent motor racing complex in what was then known as Czechoslovakia. The circuit has already hosted many events including national motorcycle championships, as testament to the circuit's commitment to be part of the sports, social and cultural life of the region. Autodrom Most is only one of the several new entries in the 2021 WorldSBK season and it is an unknown circuit to most of the riders and teams, which will have to use first practice sessions to work on the bike set up to tackle the track in the best way.
The Czech circuit will see an agenda full of appointments and fans will be able to live the emotions of four different categories: on Saturday, there will be Race 1 of the World Superbike, World Supersport and World Supersport 300, on top of Race 1 and 3 of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Cup. On Sunday, following a new timetable, fans will be able to see, following in this order, the Tissot Superpole Race and Race 2 of the Supersport, Supersport 300 and Superbike classes.
The solutions for the WorldSBK and WorldSSP classes
Pirelli brings a total of 4072 tyres to Most to meet the needs of all four classes participating in the Czech round. In addition to dry solutions, in the event of bad weather rain tyres are always provided and, for the WorldSBK and WorldSSP categories, also intermediate tyres.
In WorldSBK the riders will have four dry solutions, two for the front and as many for the rear, as well as the supersoft qualifier tyre to be used in the Tissot Superpole session.
Among the solutions provided for the front, there will be one standard and one development option: which are the standard soft SC1 solution and the development SC1 solution in A0508 specification. The latter, presented in Misano with excellent feedback from the riders and also used in Assen, is a good alternative to the standard SC1 tyre and it is available in Most to seek confirmations on its performance.
As for the rear, the riders will make their choice between two solutions: the standard super soft SCX solution, much appreciated by the riders since its introduction and especially in Donington where it was used by the full grid in Race 2, and the standard soft SC0 solution, one of the rear solutions that were protagonists in Assen.
In case of bad weather, Pirelli makes available to WorldSBK riders intermediates and rain tyres from the standard range. In addition to these, a rear development Rain solution in X1251 specification will be available to the riders. Presented in Magny-Cours in 2020 and used by the majority of the grid, it uses a new compound to offer more grip in wet conditions even at lower temperatures.
In WorldSSP, there are two solutions for the front and as many for the rear. At the front standard SC1 and standard SC2, while on the rear the super soft standard SCX will join the soft standard SC0.