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Tyre Preparation Explained

Hi Mick  has shown great performance this year from his cars. 

This is no accident as Mick does put time into car preparation and is very skilled in that area.

A most important part of car preparation is the tyres. 

Mick has prepared a presentation on how he does the tyre preparation. 

This can also be used in maintenance of a tyre that has degraded from hard use or running on a dirty track. 

I have been experimenting to try to find a solution of one tyre - usually the right hand side flaking while the left hand side remains shiny and presents the maximum adhesion 

As Mick points out as soon a sheen is removed from the tyre surface there is an increase in lap time. 

The rear tyres on the right side that are under performing could be reconditioned by Mick’s methods  

Te critical time is the initial track run with the tyres keep monitoring for surface sheen during the run in period, 

If a sheen cannot be seen on the right side after it has appeared on the left I suggest rotating left to right at that point then & continue to   fun in to shine the right side tyre. 

Or run in some more on the wet sanding with fine grit paper. 

Once full sheen has been obtained the tyres seem to remain in that condition if driving is moderated to keep the car straight without much sliding on the corners. 

This applies to most types of tyre on the LP track at FPR - including urethane MJK Tyres. 

I am not sure of all the reasons for the right hand side tyre flaking but I think it is due to the majority of left hand corners on the LP track and over heating the tyre . It can be a different result on other tracks with a high speed 

a long corner in either direction.  It does seem to happen to most shores of tyres but to different degrees. In all cases vigorous sliding on corners is a factor.                       

Hi Mick  has shown great performance this year from his cars. 

This is no accident as Mick does put time into car preparation and is very skilled in that area.

A most important part of car preparation is the tyres. 

Mick has prepared a presentation on how he does the tyre preparation. 

This can also be used in maintenance of a tyre that has degraded from hard use or running on a dirty track. 

I have been experimenting to try to find a solution of one tyre - usually the right hand side flaking while the left hand side remains shiny and presents the maximum adhesion 

As Mick points out as soon a sheen is removed from the tyre surface there is an increase in lap time. 

The rear tyres on the right side that are under performing could be reconditioned by Mick’s methods  

Te critical time is the initial track run with the tyres keep monitoring for surface sheen during the run in period, 

If a sheen cannot be seen on the right side after it has appeared on the left I suggest rotating left to right at that point then & continue to   fun in to shine the right side tyre. 

Or run in some more on the wet sanding with fine grit paper. 

Once full sheen has been obtained the tyres seem to remain in that condition if driving is moderated to keep the car straight without much sliding on the corners. 

This applies to most types of tyre on the LP track at FPR - including urethane MJK Tyres. 

I am not sure of all the reasons for the right hand side tyre flaking but I think it is due to the majority of left hand corners on the LP track and over heating the tyre . It can be a different result on other tracks with a high speed 

a long corner in either direction.  It does seem to happen to most shores of tyres but to different degrees. In all cases vigorous sliding on corners is a factor.                      

Hi Mick Spry has shown great performance this year from his cars. 

This is no accident as Mick does put time into car preparation and is very skilled in that area.

A most important part of car preparation is the tyres. 

Mick has prepared a presentation on how he does the tyre preparation. 

This can also be used in maintenance of a tyre that has degraded from hard use or running on a dirty track. 

I have been experimenting to try to find a solution of one tyre - usually the right hand side flaking while the left hand side remains shiny and presents the maximum adhesion 

As Mick points out as soon a sheen is removed from the tyre surface there is an increase in lap time. 

The rear tyres on the right side that are under performing could be reconditioned by Mick’s methods  

Te critical time is the initial track run with the tyres keep monitoring for surface sheen during the run in period, 

If a sheen cannot be seen on the right side after it has appeared on the left I suggest rotating left to right at that point then & continue to   fun in to shine the right side tyre. 

Or run in some more on the wet sanding with fine grit paper. 

Once full sheen has been obtained the tyres seem to remain in that condition if driving is moderated to keep the car straight without much sliding on the corners. 

This applies to most types of tyre on the LP track at FPR - including urethane MJK Tyres. 

I am not sure of all the reasons for the right hand side tyre flaking but I think it is due to the majority of left hand corners on the LP track and over heating the tyre . It can be a different result on other tracks with a high speed 

 long corner in either direction.  It does seem to happen to most shores of tyres but to different degrees. In all cases vigorous sliding on corners is a factor.                         I hope this article by Mick will assist you to understand the technicalities of tyre preparation and driving techniques. 

Tyres!

Truer

After Truing

Tyre Finishing Equipment

The Reasons!

Sanding Procedure

First Stage Completed!

Rounding Edges

Ready to Polish

Hard Worked Tyres - Refurbish!

Polished & ready for Action!

Finale