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MotoGP bosses reduce tyre allocation for 2022

MotoGP chiefs have reduced the tyre allocation for 2022 from 30 to 28 in order to increase sustainability.

A a maximum of 22 may be used over the course of the race weekend (up to 10 fronts and 12 rears) starting in Qatar this weekend.

The allocation for the Losail race weekend will comprise Soft, Medium and Hard compound Michelin Power Slick tyres for the front and rear.


The Soft, Medium and Hard front options will be symmetric, while all of the rear options will be asymmetric, with a harder right-hand-side. This allocation is designed to give riders the optimum performance through the circuit’s 10 right-hand and 6 left-hand corners.

In the rare case of wet weather, and if Race Direction deems it safe to ride, the Michelin Power Rain tyres will be available in Soft and Medium compounds for front and rear, with the rears also having an asymmetric design like their slick counterparts.

“This year has seen a slightly different start to the MotoGP calendar, with a reduction in pre-season tests compared to normal, but despite this I am confident that we are fully prepared for the season,"m said Michelin boss Piero Taramasso.

"Another change, and one that I am very pleased to see, is the positive step taken by Dorna to reduce the number of tyres that can be allocated each weekend, which is an important step towards making racing more sustainable.

'This year there will be more riders on the grid, and among them some very talented rookies who have taken the step up to the premier class to challenge the existing riders, and I’m sure these elements will make for yet another incredible season of exciting racing.”

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