While the technicians can offer guidance, the rider ultimately makes the call. For an example of when the rider goes against the tech’s recommendation, look to the 2016 race in Austria. Unlike most of the riders, Iannone decided at the last minute to mount a soft front tire, causing much consternation to the technician. At the end of the race, however, Iannone proved himself right by earning Ducati its first MotoGP victory since 2010.