Are you looking for track tyres but don’t know which one to choose? Compounds, pressures and many other factors affect this choice.
With this short guide we will help you to clarify all these aspects, helping you to choose the right tires and use them in the right way.
Without making too much distinction between brands, we can catalogue them in "super-soft", "soft", "medium" and "hard".
In addition, the factors that determine the choice, vary between front and rear tire. But let’s make some clarity.
As for the front, the conditions that will determine the choice of the compound are:
A soft tire, as in the case of the SC0, SC1, K0 and K1, will offer very high performance, at the expense of durability.
So, the softer it is, the less time it will last for which it will offer maximum performance.
As for the other two aspects, a rubber that offers greater stability as a SC2, will move less.
Di contro, quest’ultima filtrerà leggermente quello che accade al contatto con l’asfalto non trasmettendo tutti i segnali al pilota.
Moving on to the rear, the parameters that determine the choice, as well as the durability and performance that we have already faced, we find the type of asphalt in which the tyres will be used.
A more extreme tire like the SCX used "to make the time", will be more suitable for a smooth asphalt, while an SC2 or a K2 will be suitable for an abrasive asphalt
Track tires, unlike road tires, require very high temperatures to offer maximum performance.
That’s why, for many of them, tyrewarmers come into play.
The purpose of the tyrewarmers is to bring the tires to the correct temperature of use to offer maximum performance from the first bends.
Be careful, however, a drive less aggressive and more "quiet" risk to cool the tires, decreasing performance and grip.
After applying the tyrewarmers, then, you will need to set the optimal temperature for the type of rubber you will be using.
For this data, we advise you to rely on the tables that you find on the website of the manufacturer of the tires you choose.
Each tire will have its own temperature of use, and in the case of rain tires, for example, this temperature will be lower.
Use the same tables just mentioned, to check the correct pressures that the tires must have.
So we come to a topic that creates a lot of arguments, the correct tyre pressure.
As mentioned earlier, rely on the pressure indicated in the tables provided on the site of the manufacturer of your tires and remember that the pressure should initially be set to cold rubber.
Only after setting the optimal value in cold, for greater precision you can check the pressure at each return to the pits, so as to make a fine adjustment according to the temperature of the asphalt, for example.
In case you are used to road pressures, do not worry if the indicated ones are significantly lower.
This happens because the rhythms to which the tires on the track are subject, are much higher than those that can be reached on the road.
Higher rhythms will cause more stress, which, when combined with the tyre rolling itself, will increase the temperature of the tyre.
As a result, the air inside the tire will expand with the rise in temperature, also raising the pressure values.
In the manufacturer’s tables, in fact, you will find both the cold temperature, that of hot verification.
Obviously, needless to say, for precise measurements do not rely on a poor quality gauge, but use professional tools or ask the specialized staff on the track.
Only in this way you can be sure of the value obtained to be able to make any adjustments.
Do you have any other questions about the tyres or, for example, the compounds to be used?
Contact our customer service, at your disposal through email or whatsapp.
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