The head of the Pirelli auto racing division, Mario Isola, commented on the results of Friday’s training at the Tuscan Grand Prix and noted that the difference in speed between the Medium and Soft lineups was higher than expected.
Mario Izola: “All the riders were able to appreciate the Mugello. The unofficial track record, held since 2004, was broken in the first training session, and continued to grow in the second speed. Both best laps were shown on Soft tires.
We expected high wear of all trains, as well as Soft degradation on a long series of laps – the data we saw in free races confirmed our expectations.
In terms of speed, the difference between Medium and Soft was slightly more than expected. This, as well as the additional information gathered in the third training session, will be a decisive factor in choosing a strategy for qualifying and racing.
Today the track was rather muddy, tomorrow we expect an increase in speeds as the condition of the asphalt improves. ”