Tyres for Track Racing
Sports tyres, semi-slicks or slicks? Advantages and disadvantages of various types of tyres for track driving, with a selection of the best references on the market.
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Driving on race tracks, also known as “track days”, is all the rage in Europe. Driving courses, fan weekends and amateur races are springing up everywhere to meet demand.
From the owners of luxurious sports cars to tuning fans who prepare their own machines for the track, speed fans are on the lookout for thrills in a safe and suitable environment.
Although it can be done using standard cars, race track driving means certain highly-stressed components such as tyres and brakes require special attention.
As regards the tyres, three types of tyre can be used for leisure racing: ordinary, semi-slick and slick. Each one corresponds to a given use; each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Developed for maximum grip, slick tyres are designed purely for racing. Like the semi-slick, it comes in several rubber qualities. Read more >
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