Michelin reveals MotoGP tyre colour codes for 2016

Michelin has outlined the colour codes it will use to identify its tyres in MotoGP this year

Michelin reveals MotoGP tyre colour codes for 2016

It retains the Bridgestone approach of not marking the sidewalls of the medium-compound dry tyres, and giving its soft tyres a white mark, while yellow is used for the hard compound.

Michelin's intermediate tyre, one of its MotoGP innovations, will have grey markings.

The hard rain tyre will be unmarked, with the soft denoted with blue.

The French manufacturer has resolved to revise its soft-compound front from its dry range, following further rider feedback gathered during last week's Qatar test.

"We have finalised our choice of front and rear tyres," motorsport director Nicolas Goubert said.

"The riders are happy with the performance of the rears after we provided them with two specifications which have now been approved for the first race.

"The track conditions evolved considerably over the three days in Qatar and we occasionally noted too much wear on the soft-compound version of the front tyre.

"We will consequently need to adjust its specification a little in order to make it stronger.

"We didn't have any issues whatsoever with the hard version, though, and the tyre that will be available to the riders in less than two weeks' time will be identical."

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