Video: Monza vs. Pirelli

05/04/2012 @ 1:17 pm, by Jensen Beeler5 COMMENTS

World Superbike is in Italy this weekend, getting ready to race one of the fastest circuits on the WSBK calendar. Already hitting 205+ mph down the main straight at the first practice session (208.03 mph for Mr. Fabrizio), the Pirelli racing slicks also have to contend with sweeping fast corners at Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

Highlighting the heat, speeds, and stresses that its tires have to go through while racing at this beloved Italian circuit, Pirelli has put together a short video that outlines what the Italian tire company has to contend with at this special World Superbike round. Interesting stuff.

Source: Pirelli

  • Damo

    I wish they did this for all the GP circuits, nice little video.

  • Jake

    Pirelli was already my favorite tire manufacturer, this just reinforces it and I haven’t even watched the video yet.

  • Jake

    160°C = 320°F Dang, those are some hot tires!

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  • mxs

    I’d rather like to hear how is Pirelli allowed to have a rain tyre which according to most racers last only 3 laps!!! Because of that, it’s guaranteed that nobody will use the rain tyre, but rather grabbing intermediate one and take chance …. at Monza that could mean that a lot of people get hurt.

    I hate when tires take over racing …. to me the tire is just getting so much weight into racing and results that it’s not pretty. Everybody thought, well it’s control tyre so it will be the same good or bad for everyone. Yeah except the tire manufacturers are having just too much impact on racing, in my humble opinion.