VESevo and American Racing: Boosting performance in Moto2 with advanced tire research

VESevo Smart Technologies, an innovative start-up company from MegaRide group and American Racing, the only American Team competing in the MotoGP World Championship, announce a strategic collaboration for the 2024 season aimed at the development of the bikes and race strategies through tire analysis.

VESevo’s technology allows to delve deeper into the complexities of tire compounds through non-invasive viscoelastic analysis, from providing indications that contribute to improve prototyping and design phases, to a more accurate choice of tires to use during the race. This process enables the possibility of optimal track strategy creation based on the type of circuit, bike configuration and environmental condition.

As part of the technical partnership with American Racing, VESevo will supply the team with the device, enabling real-time, non-destructive analyses of tire. VESevo performs blanket tests on brand-new tires and after several curing cycles to understand the real effect of these on viscoelastic properties, providing suggestions on how to manage the preparation phase before competitions.

In addition, VESevo will provide American Racing with all the expertise and resources necessary to develop ad-hoc solutions specifically designed for the team’s needs, this will result in monitoring and support tools that will help the team make the most effective use of the technology through a full understanding of tire characterization.

This information will empower the American Racing Team to formulate optimal race strategies, enhancing their overall performance.

VESevo’s technology has been successfully utilized by prestigious teams across Formula 1, Formula E, Nascar and MotoGP, showcasing its versatility across diverse racing categories. The collaboration remarks American Racing’s dedication in research and development by using analysis and simulation tools to advance two-wheel racing and improving the performance of motorcycles within the moto2 category.

Andrea Genovese, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VESevo:

“American Racing stands out as a unique presence within the Moto2 scene, distinguished by its unwavering commitment to innovation and research. This partnership is further testimony to this approach, adopting an innovative technology that came out of the laboratories of the University of Naples Federico II of which VESevo is a spin-off.

We are enthusiastic about this partnership which aims both to provide a great competitive advantage to the team and to disseminate and develop this cutting-edge Vesevo technology at all levels of motorsport.”

Matthieu Grodecoeur, Technical Director of American Racing:

“Our goal as a race team, especially in a very competitive class such as Moto2, is to maximize all the marginal gain. This always has been our philosophy. This year, with the introduction of a new tire supplier, we took the occasion to improve our knowledge on the matter and we found in VESevo a group of passionate and hardworking people but most importantly top of the game when it comes to tire science.

We are certain of the technical gain and knowledge we will get from this partnership in our quest for the world championship crown.”