Tires took a beating during the opening round of the 2013 Supersport season (Photo: Olivier Bochsler)
Carlos Checa at Philip Island (Photo: Olivier Bochsler)
Marco Milandri aboard the BMW S1000RR (Photo: Olivier Bochsler)
In racing conditions that rely on tenths of seconds per lap to be the difference between winning and coming nowhere, tires matter (Photo: Olivier Bochsler)
Tire technology plays a key role in the knife-edge sport of motorcycle racing (Photo: Loz Blain)
Tire technology plays a critical role in motor racing. It seems an obvious point to make, but events at this weekend's opening round of the 2013 Supersport season hammer home just how important – and how challenging – it is to get the rubber right.
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