“That was the biggest difference to last year and I think a big advantage, also a big challenge, especially on the tire side,” Risse explains of the expanded roster. “This is for me the most outstanding thing because when you have two riders and maybe one of them is injured or has a bad weekend, you have very, very limited amount of information, amount of data. The choice of the right tire and how to make these tires work is, especially in this class at the moment, number one, not only in terms of durability but also in terms of over-heating, treating it in the right way, not over-loading it, and so on. Then if suddenly you have the data of four riders, you can make big statistics and you can learn a lot from this. You have much more rider comments and in the end you can share this work because you need to sort out the tires. A lot of times when the conditions are not so constant maybe in two sessions, and then you don’t want to have this lucky punch for the race. You want to know what you’re doing. For this it helps a lot, for example.