There are many jobs within a BTCC garage, be it general mechanic, technical director or driver, but one is often overlooked – the…
Dunlop Tyres racing team
This is a great article to read if you are a fan of motorsport, in particular the work that goes into the preparation of racing tyres, by the Dunlop Tyres racing team ,before and during the race.
As the article states, the tyre guys are generally overlooked, but do a great and important task preparing cars as part of the Dunlop tyres racing team.
The Dunlop tyres racing team turn up in their huge truck. The truck is equipped with a full stock of tyres that will be required for the specific race meeting. it also contains everything to set up a tyre fitting bay which when erected gives the Dunlop tyres racing team, full access to tyre fitting machines and wheel balancing facilities.
The tyre are constantly changed and tested during a race. The tyre temperatures are recorded, because this is critical to grip and tyre performance.
Dunlop tyres racing team also have small tents that fit tyres in with a heater to pre-heat them up to the correct temperature. The heat aspect of the tyres is very critical for the overall tyre performance, and pressure of course.
regular travelers to Europe, especially France will have no doubt seen these giant Yellow trucks from the Dunlop tyres racing team, heading for different racing venues across Europe. The one in my image was taken by myself outside the Ibis hotel in Boulogne and heading for the weekends racing at the famous Le Mans racing circuit.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.touringcartimes.com