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Pirelli announce tyre compound for Singapore, Japan and Korea

Sept.17 – Pirelli have published the compound recommendation for the Grands Prix in Singapore, Japan and Korea. Soft compound prime for next weekend Singapore GP and super soft for optional, White medium tyre and Yellow soft tyres will be used in Japanese GP. For Korean GP Yellow soft and P Zero Red Supersoft have been nominated.

Japanese GP contains a wide variety of fast and medium speed curves, such as the well-known Spoon Curve and 130R. This makes it ideal territory for the versatile medium tyre, with the soft tyre – which has been used at every race so far this year – as the option.

Korean GP ready for second GP there is tighter and twistier circuit with low grip. Because of this, the soft and supersoft tyres have been nominated: the same combination used for Monaco, Canada, Hungary and Singapore.

Pirelli Motorsport director Paul Hembery says – “After careful analysis of all the data we have available, we have come up with what we believe to be the nominations that are best suited to the characteristics of each circuit. While Suzuka is a track that we’ve competed on before, both in GT racing and on motorbikes, Korea is a circuit that most people are still learning about. Nonetheless, we benefit from advanced simulation technology that allows us to accurately predict the likely behaviour of each tyre even on tracks that we have never seen before. The extra performance of the supersoft makes it one of the most dynamic tyres in our range, which will form a key part of the strategy in Korea. Before then, the combination of medium and soft that will be used in Japan was last seen on our home grand prix in Italy, resulting in an extremely exciting race.”

Singapore (Singapore) – soft (prime), super-soft (option)
Japan (Suzuka) – medium (prime), soft (option)
Korea (Yeongam) – soft (prime), super-soft (option)


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