Bridgestone's asymmetric front tyre will make its first appearance of the 2015 season at the Sachsenring in Germany this weekend.
The tyre technology, which features different rubber compounds on each side, was first seen at Phillip Island and Valencia last season.
The asymmetric front for Germany has been developed specifically for the unbalanced Sachsenring layout, featuring medium compound rubber on the centre section and left shoulder, with soft rubber on the right shoulder.
The soft rubber will come into effect when the riders reach a lean angle of approximately 30° to allow optimum warm-up performance and edge grip in Sachsenring's right-handers, especially the high-speed turn 11 ('Waterfall' corner).
The asymmetric front will be identified by a light blue stripe and offered alongside the symmetric soft and medium compound front slicks.
“Our engineers enjoy the tyre development challenge Sachsenring provides, and this year we will bring an asymmetric front slick to this circuit for the first time,” confirmed Bridgestone's Hiroshi Yamada.
The high number of left-hand turns at Sachsenring means all rear slick options are asymmetric with significantly harder rubber on the left shoulders.
The rear tyre allocation for the factory Honda and Yamaha riders is the medium and hard compound rear slicks, while the rest of the field can use the soft and medium compound rear slick options.