Tyres and Grip

Had first track day at weekend at Elvington [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image] - found it very difficult to come to terms with how much grip 39’s and Exige generate. Elvington seems 2 b a tyre destroyer - 48’s on Elise (driver was really making it happen tho [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/smile.gif[/image]) were totally destroyed… - is this level of tyre wear typical on trackdays?? Can’t wait for the next trackday tho’ - what a hoot this car is [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image]

SimonAirfield tyre wear - one of the reasons I don’t do Elvington. However, main reason is that I personally find airfields boring compared to circuits like Oulton, Donington, Cadwell & Croft. Others prefer airfields - "you pays your money etc"I suggest that you try a circuit trackday asap [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image]

RobCheers for the advice - was going to do Cadwell on 5th but scenery is…well… a bit too adjacent until I get to know car a little better - intend goin’ to watch the experts pedal their Exiges round tho’- reckon Donington goin’ to be next trackday. [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image]

Elvington is a particular tyre killer, with the long sweeping corner at the far end of the circuit having part tarmac, part concrete patches.Bentwaters (RIP) wasn’t as hard on tyres.As Pesky says, the proper circuits will be kinder on your tyres.

quote:Originally posted by Admin5:Elvington is a particular tyre killerespecially if you spend most of your time in high speed power slides…in your case its more the driver than the circuit!Tyke - invest in a spare set of wheels and use your cast off tyres at Elvington…seeing them off is then real fun.

ChapsI will shortly have a set of part worn 39 tyres for sale - anyone interested @ �100 for the lot? [Steve - can take them to the Watermillock next Weds 7th May, if you want [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/wink.gif[/image]]

RobPart worn [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/wink.gif[/image] - I’ll def take off your hands if there’s nuff tread for a couple of trackdays. [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image]

SimonOkay, they’re yours! Drop me an email with your phone number, & we’ll fix up how to get them from Lancs to Yorks (avoiding the guards on the border!)I’ll be out of the office for the next couple of days, so won’t be able to respond until the weekend.

RobIt’s a deal - will mail you from the office tomorrow - will u take cash? - no VAT mind [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/wink.gif[/image] - border sheep and tyre running my speciality!!Simon

quote:Originally posted by tyke:will u take cash? !!Is the Pope catholic? [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image]