Michelin MotoGP tyre supplier from 2016
Dorna last week announced that MotoGP World Championship turns to Michelin as sole supplier of tyres to teams participating in the series from 2016. Michelin’s Total Performance concept is at all times pushing new boundaries in all aspects that influence tyre performance.
Michelin is dedicated to provide riders with increasingly higher levels of grip in dry and wet conditions alike. Michelin steps in as official MotoGP Tyre Supplier from 2016 as Bridgestone leaves. The current MotoGP wheel size is 16.5-inch. In 2016, a single ECU system will be introduced.
“Our policy of carrying over our technologies from track to street fits perfectly with the new technical regulations which are due to be introduced in 2016 and which will dictate the use of 17-inch wheels. That is why Michelin decided to submit a bid following the tender process instigated by Dorna Sports. We take this opportunity to thank the governing bodies for the confidence they have placed in us today. Their confidence recognises Michelin’s expertise and the 26 Riders’ world titles it has secured”, says Michelin Motorsport’s Director Pascal Couasnon.