Three quarters of the way through their first season back in MotoGP, and their first as a spec tire supplier, Michelin took the unique decision to start holding regular debriefs for the media at each race.
Aragon was the first of such debriefs, and was therefore a lengthy affair. In it, Michelin's Racing Technical Director, faced some very broad-ranging questions about the development of the French firm's tires throughout the season.
But he also covered more general questions, such as the R&D and marketing benefits of going racing, the direction Michelin are following, and how they are trying to accommodate of so many different riders. Goubert offered a fascinating insight into where Michelin stands at the moment, and how they intend to move forward.
Q: You've never been a spec tire manufacturer for a series before, how difficult is it to supply tires that are going to work for everyone?