"Throughout the entire weekend at Autodromo of Imola we saw excellent climate conditions, and as such, relatively high temperatures," said Giorgio Barbier, Racing Director, Pirelli Moto. "Consistent with the current development model in Supersport, Pirelli was prepared with 3 front and 3 rear solutions for this class. For this round of SBK we have prepared for a total 4 front and 4 rear solutions as a final measure of consolidating solutions currently being developed for the upcoming 2012 Diablo racing tire range. Considering the recent asphalting of this historic Italian circuit, a totally new SC2 front tire solution was available for the race at Imola offering both better grip and a more stabile feeling to the rider. The tire's compound is slightly harder than mid-soft solution "B", and was already proven successful when it was selected by 14 riders in Race 1 and Race 2. As for the rear, the current championship leader Checa (Ducati) opted for the harder "D" solution for Race 1 and arrived third place overall. In Race 2, Checa and Melandri (Yamaha) both moved to the softer "B" solution rear, which in Race 1 had already been chosen by most riders. With this slight change, Checa managed to improve his race performance, setting the Best Lap on the 13th lap shortly before taking the lead and the victory, increasing his points lead towards the 2011 world title. With these new solutions for Imola, fastest lap times dropped about 1 second as compared to last year in the Superstock 600, Superstock 1000 and Superbike classes. "