Pirelli’s 2023 motorcycle racing season is underway in the name of technological innovation

Pirelli’s 2023 motorcycle racing season is underway in the name of technological innovation

For 20 years, WorldSBK has been the principal system of technological innovation with immediate affect on the highway item

Determination confirmed in over 100 worldwide and countrywide competitions, the two on track and off-road

Pirelli is ready for the bike difficulties of its motorsport period which will kick off next week in Australia, with the very first spherical of the FIM Superbike Environment Championship. For 2023, innovation and technological innovation stay the cornerstones of the Bicocca firm’s dedication to racing.   

Giorgio Barbier, Pirelli Bike Racing Director:

“This year we will be active in a number of disciplines. Progress things to do will concentrate on the Superbike Globe Championship exactly where, for the initially time at any time, we will introduce a entrance resolution in the delicate SC0 compound in the leading course. At the very same time, we will keep on to perform on the excess delicate SCQ rear, which has officially turn into element of the DIABLO Superbike array and is hence now on sale on the market. As for the other courses, in WorldSSP we will incorporate to the 120/70 entrance dimension, applied up to now, the new greater 125/70 entrance size that is previously offered in the Superbike class, whilst in WorldSSP300 we will introduce, beginning from the Misano spherical, a new benchmark set that utilizes renewable materials in the tyres. The purpose constantly remains the exact same: to boost our tyres 12 months immediately after yr, to then pour this know-how into road items.”

Information AND TARGETS FOR 2023

Opposition has been component of Pirelli’s DNA for over 115 a long time and currently there are around 100 two-wheeled championships, at international and national amount, in which the Milanese company participates each and every year. There are several new highlights for 2023, in particular within the FIM Superbike Globe Championship:

  • Introduction of a front SC0 gentle compound

After increasing the DIABLO Superbike assortment in previous seasons with the introduction of rear alternatives in softer compounds (SCX in 2020 and SCQ in 2022), Pirelli has determined to finish the advancement by doing work on a entrance comfortable SC0 compound that is capable to harmony the extremely large stage of grip available by the delicate options on the rear axle. This new front option will be offered to riders setting up from the 1st European races and this 12 months it will be subject to regular development in order to make it a regular remedy for 2024.

  • Inclusion into the DIABLO™ Superbike assortment of the SCQ rear

The SCQ rear alternative was built readily available to Superbike course riders previous year. This more comfortable compound has been built to give the maximum level of grip for brief length and therefore for use predominantly in qualifying. In 2022, in some instances, it was also possible to use it to deal with the 10 laps of the Superpole Race as properly as in some area championships. Accepting requests from clients, riders and promoters of national championships, Pirelli has resolved to contain it in the DIABLO™ Superbike assortment that is regularly on sale. Hence, from this calendar year it will be out there to all championships, expert riders and amateurs who want to use it. At the exact time, in the Superbike Planet Championship, Pirelli will proceed to produce this merchandise so that it ensures increased mileage and can address the 10 laps of the Superpole Race on all circuits.

  • New 125/70 front for WorldSSP

In the Supersport course, Pirelli will introduce the new much larger measurement 125/70, now provided to Superbike riders, in addition to the recent 120/70 measurement. This will also present WorldSSP riders a better entrance-to-rear axle equilibrium.

  • New benchmark set for WorldSSP300

Commencing from the fifth round, the Pirelli Emilia-Romagna spherical at Misano, the riders of the Supersport 300 World Championship will use a new established of DIABLO Superbike tyres, in the front SC1 and rear SC2 compounds, which works by using a share of renewable components to swap those of fossil origin. Having said that, since the initial spherical, compared to past seasons, the riders will no lengthier use the SC1 rear compound but the SC2.


Pirelli’s specialized partnership with the FIM Superbike Earth Championship represented the 1st case in point of a one tyre provide in the background of major motorsport competitions and, 20 decades later, proved to have been a winning choice, as adopted by other two and four wheel championships. Pirelli’s strong motivation in this championship is not only justified by the crucial outcomes in conditions of media visibility and brand recognition expansion but over all from a technological issue of view. For Pirelli two-wheel competitions symbolize an open up-air laboratory for producing and screening, with some of the very best riders, their tyres, the very same kinds that are then put on the market place and produced obtainable to all motorcyclists about the entire world. Because 2004, when the Pirelli solitary tyre supply started in the top rated output bicycle derived championship, the Milanese firm’s approach has been to keep on being devoted to the philosophy of the Superbike Planet Championship by determining not to provide prototype options but standard normal tyres. And, while generally remaining devoted to this philosophy about the years, Pirelli has ongoing to make technological innovation its workhorse by dictating, from time to time, the new parameters of the racing tyres applied all in excess of the earth: initial, in 2013, with the historic transition from 16.5-inch to the new 17-inch tyres, and then, beginning from 2018, with the adoption of new more substantial sizes.


Trustworthy to the robust sporting spirit that has constantly characterised it as a corporation, this 12 months Pirelli will take part, in some instances as sole supplier and in other individuals in an open levels of competition amongst tyre producers, in more than 100 of the most vital intercontinental and national motorcycling competitions, both on monitor and off road. Among all those on asphalt, in addition to the FIM Superbike Environment Championship, also the FIM Endurance Planet Championship and, at nationwide degree, the British Superbike, Italian Pace Championship (CIV), German IDM Championship and French Superbike Championship, to title just a handful of. The determination in off-street competitions has also been confirmed, mostly in the FIM Motocross Planet Championship in which the Italian tyre firm boasts a palmarès of 79 earth titles and of which it will be an formal tyre supplier right until 2025. Then there is the FIM Globe Supercross Championship (WSX) and AMA Supercross, as properly as a lot of countrywide motocross competitions. Pirelli participates in all these championships utilizing standard tyres, DIABLO Superbike and DIABLO Supercorsa for keep track of and SCORPION MX in off-street competitions, all consistently on sale on the sector and available to all motorcyclists.