"Additionally," Barbier continued, "Pirelli's medium (SC2) from World Endurance and SC3 rear tires were present in case of an over-abrasive track. Front WSBK tires included the standard SC1 and development soft (SC1) along with a mid-soft (SC2) front. At this first ever Alcaniz round, most riders opted for the standard mid-soft "B" rear tire for Race 1, with the exception of Biaggi (Aprilia) and Melandri (Yamaha) who chose the development "A", or SC1 tire, as well as Checa (Ducati) who opted for the harder SC2 rear tire and set a Pirelli Best Lap of 1'58.862 before crashing out. Biaggi (Aprilia) demonstrated confidence in the new mid-soft, having registered lap times in the 1'57s during the Superpole. Nine riders switched to the new mid-soft rear for Race 2 with an asphalt temperature peaking to 53?C (127?F); Fabrizio (Suzuki) benefitting strongly from this change with a jump from 11th to 4th position, and both Melandri (Yamaha) and Biaggi (Aprilia) who lapped consistently in the 1'59s throughout the middle part of the race. Supersport riders were also content with the mid-soft SC1 front and rear tires, as it was the choice of all three manufacturers on the podium: Davies (Yamaha), Lowes (Honda) and Salom (Kawasaki); the Diablo Supercorsa tires helping Lowes to earn his second Pirelli Best Lap and Salom to obtain his first podium. Interesting note also from the Stk1000, where the gap between Giugliano's (Ducati) fastest lap of 2'01.589 and his slowest (10?) was just 0.66 seconds, demonstrating real consistency of the Diablo Supercorsa SC2 in such hot conditions. We look forward to our return to Aragon for a continuation of this excellent tire development."