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WorldSBK 2022: Pirelli add SCQ tyre to allocation

Today's Aragon WorldSBK test has seen the debut of the new extra soft SCQ compound from spec-tyre supplier Pirelli which replaces the old qualifying tyre.

This new hoop has been designed for sprint races and time attack, it has an extremely soft compound but will not be available for the long races - unlike the SCX - just for the qualifying session and for the Sunday morning Superpole Race.

During the winter break, Pirelli engineers continued their research and development work on this new compound and the Milan-based manufacturer is present at the pre-Championship tests with an SCQ solution, the A1359 spec, already tested and validated by most of the riders of the blue riban class.


In the WorldSBK class the riders will have available eight slick solutions, comprising of three front and five rear choices.

The front options available are two standard solutions, the soft SC1 and medium SC2, and one development solution. The SC1 development solution in A0674 spec was appreciated by the riders during the Jerez and Portimao rounds in 2021.

Compared to the standard SC1, it features a new structure developed to improve rider’s front-end feeling, by increasing support in corner entry and mid-corner.

As for the rear tyre, the riders have available three standard and two development options, both in the new SCQ compound.

The standard options are the medium SC1, the soft SC0 and the super soft SCX, known throughout the previous season as the development solution A0557. This was the super soft solution most used by the riders since its debut at the round in Misano.

 The two SCQ options are both development solutions: the A1359 specification represents the first SCQ solution validated by teams and riders during winter tests. It will be available during test sessions as well as the race weekend ahead.

The B0230 specification represents an alternative only available during the pre-Championship tests, to allow Pirelli technicians to continue the development and fine tuning work of this new compound.

In the WorldSSP category there will be five dry solutions available to the riders, two for the front and three for the rear, all from the standard tyre range.

For the front, riders will have the new standard SC1 compound, evolution of the development SC1 A0460, and a medium SC2 compound, which allows for more wear resistance than the first.


As for the rear, WorldSSP riders can choose from the standard super soft SCX compound, the standard soft SC0 compound and the standard medium SC1 compound, developed to offer the right compromise between constant performance and wear levels.

Finally, the riders of all categories will have available the intermediate and rain tyres in case of wet weather.

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