In 2017 the technical aspects will become even more complex, so Pirelli is even more convinced of the need to carry out more on-track testing.
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Similarly, the BFGoodrich Tires brand has delivered more championships in world-class desert racing than any other tyre manufacturer over the past four decades, most recently dominating North American desert racing with 20 overall wins in the last two years’ 22 most-celebrated races on the continent.
The Paul Ricard circuit’s sophisticated variable sprinkler system allowed Pirelli to test with different amounts of water on the track, in order to simulate a wide range of wet conditions.
World Rally Car crews can use up to 39 tyres from their allocation for the event. For Rallye-Monte Carlo, tyre companies can provide a supersoft compound for cold and frosty conditions, while snow tyres with and without studs can also be made available.