Misano Adriatico (Italy), June 10, 2012 - "For the race round on the Misano Adriatico circuit, named this weekend in memory of Marco Simoncelli, the Superbike riders had 3 slick solutions available for the front and no less than 5 solutions for the rear in SC0 and SC1 compounds, including two new tyres and two in oversized profile, along with the standard SC1.
The temperature definitely influenced the way the two races went: in race 1 the asphalt temperature was about 15° lower than in race2. Precisely in race2, with higher temperatures, the SC0 solutions like the new R548 and the P1126, which have the same compound but a different profile, definitely performed at the top of their game. This is demonstrated by the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team performance, changing solutions and taking 3rd and 4th places with Leon Haslam and Marco Melandri. Therefore we had some important confirmation in race2 on the soft SC0 solutions, including the new R548 used by about 1/3 of the riders on the grid.
The new SC1 R549, on the other hand, was chosen by a few riders in race1 when temperatures were unfortunately not yet suitable for it, and then in race2 many riders obviously switched to other solutions, so we did not have any response that would allow us to assess this solution.
As regards the front, on the other hand, 2/3 of the riders opted for the SC1 in the range. We watched two very exciting races and I would like to offer my compliments, first of all to Max Biaggi for his beautiful double win, and also to Davide Giugliano and Carlos Checa for the exciting show they gave us in race1. Moving on to the other categories, in Supersport we saw that the SC1 was more used than the SC0, which however came back into favour when the temperatures went up significantly.
My congratulations also to BMW for the fantastic triple that they took in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, racing on the new Diablo Supercorsa SC tyre this year. I also want to mention the Coppa delle Due Nazioni which held the first of 3 rounds here at Misano: these riders also used and will continue to use Pirelli tyres, specifically the Diablo Supercorsa in the SC1 compound on both the front and the rear." - Giorgio Barbier, Racing Director, Pirelli Moto
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Superbike Podium 2
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Pirelli BEST LAP Awards:
SBK Race 1 - Carlos Checa (Althea Racing), 1'36.080 (Lap 8)
SBK Race 2 - Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team), 1'36.557 (Lap 3)
Total BEST LAP (SBK): Checa C. (Althea Racing): 5, Biaggi M. (Aprilia Racing Team): 4; Sykes T. (Kawasaki Racing Team): 2; Guintoli S. (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing): 1; Melandri M. (BMW Motorrad Motorsport): 1
WSS - Fabien Foret (Kawasaki Intermoto Step), 1'39.513 (Lap 4)
Total BEST LAP (WSS): Lowes S. (Bogdanka PTR Honda): 2; Foret F. (Kawasaki Intermoto Step): 2; Parkes B. (Ten Kate Racing Products): 1; Lanzi L. (Prorace): 1;
Stk1000 - Lorenzo Baroni (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet), 1'39.248 (Lap 5)
Stk600 - Michael Vd Mark (EAB Ten Kate Junior), 1'42.221 (Lap 10)
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