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Tyres: MotoGP in numbers

Tyres: MotoGP in numbers

Tyres: MotoGP in numbers

Sometimes the statistics really don't lie. There are some unbelievable figures in MotoGP regarding tyres; how many are used, angles weight and distance. A selection of these statistics are presented for you below.

800 – the number of Michelin tyres used by each rider over the course of a season; around 20 rear tyres and 8 fronts at each race weekend.

1000 – the number of tyres brought by Michelin to each European race.

5kg – the weight of a front tyre.

7kg – the weight of a rear tyre.

60° - the maximum lean angle possible on a dry track.

45° - the maximum lean angle possible on a wet track.

100cm2 - the total contact patch area for the front and rear tyres: equivalent to a pair of credit cards.

5km – average durability distance for a qualifying tyre.

100km - average durability distance for a race tyre.

150 – number of components used to create a tyre.

350km/h – the top speed reached by a MotoGP bike.

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MotoGP, 2006

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