Bridgestone MotoGP Tire Allocation: 2012 Vs. 2013

2013 Bridgestone Tire Selection

2013 Bridgestone Tire Selection

2013 MotoGP Bridgestone Tire Analysis

Hours before the 2013 MotoGP Championship begins at Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar, Bridgestone has released some interesting info regarding tire regulation and allocation.

Throughout 2012, Bridgestone, the spec-tire of MotoGP since 2009, took much rider feedback regarding tire wear.

This feedback, along with the changes in practice and qualifying for the second  year of the 1000cc MotoGP era, prompted Bridgestone to make some changes in 2013 over 2012.

Below is a summary of tire allocation guidelines for the 2012 and 2013, showing the differences.

MotoGP Front Slick Tires

2012 MotoGP:

  • Nine front slicks per rider from up to three compound options
  • Four compound specifications throughout the season available; Soft, Medium, Hard and Extra-hard.
  • When not part of the regular allocation, a soft front option for use in cool conditions made available at all races except Sepang
  • Riders can select a maximum of five slicks in the specification they prefer

2013 MotoGP:

  • Nine front slicks per rider from two compound options
  • Four compound specifications throughout the season available: Extra-soft, Soft, Medium and Hard.
  • Additional soft front option for cool conditions removed from tyre allocation as not used in 2012
  • Riders can select a maximum of six tires in the specification they prefer

MotoGP Rear Slick Tires

2012 MotoGP:

  • 10 rear slicks per rider from two compound options
  • Four compound specifications throughout the season available; Extra-Soft, Soft, Medium and Hard
  • CRT and non-CRT riders allocated the same compound specifications
  • Each rider can select a maximum of six tires from the softer option

2013 MotoGP:

  • 11 rear slicks per rider from two compound options
  • Four compound specifications throughout the season available; Extra-Soft, Soft, Medium and Hard
  • At most races CRT and non-CRT riders will get separate compound choices, with CRT riders will be allocated compound options one step softer than non-CRT riders.
  • Each rider can select a maximum of seven tires from the softer option

MotoGP Wet Tires

2012 MotoGP:

  • Four sets of wet tires for each rider
  • Two compound choices available throughout the season; Soft and Hard
  • At each race two wet tire options will be available, a main and alternative compound.
  • If every session is wet each rider receives an extra set of wet tires

2013 MotoGP:

  • Five sets of wet tires for each rider
  • Three compound choices available throughout the season; Soft, Hard and Extra-Hard
  • At each race two wet tire options will be available, a main and alternative compound.
  • If every session is wet each rider receives an extra set of wet tires

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