Cars This is why tyres are the most important modification for your car

17:56  19 april  2017
17:56  19 april  2017 Source:   Road & Track

Sainz ecstatic as tyre gamble pays off in China

  Sainz ecstatic as tyre gamble pays off in China Carlos Sainz is ecstatic after a courageous decision paid off in a big way after being the only driver to start on slick tyres during today’s Chinese Grand Prix. Many drivers experimented with different tyres as they headed to the grid as the track was still damp in some areas of the track but also very dry others but Sainz took the decision completely of his own accord despite his team’s differing advice. “What a race, I just don’t have words to describe it!,” Sainz said. “On the grid I said I wanted to start the race on slick tyres and everyone thought I was completely mad! It sounds like a funny moment now, but when everyone took the blankets off the tyres and my race engineer told me that we were the only ones the supersoft tyre I doubted my decision… “When you’re on the grid, about to start a race, and you take a tough decision like today’s, there’s a lot of weight on your shoulders, knowing that you might have blown away a good result for the team… but I then said to myself, c’mon trust yourself, it’s the right thing to do!” Despite a spin early on, Sainz battled through the pack as the cars in front jumped into the pits to head onto the tyres themselves, thanks to an early safety car period the Spaniard was even catching the leaders due to wild gamble.

Why is this important ? Your Car tyres are pretty much the most important part of the vehicle. This could not be further from the truth. Tyres are the only contact the vehicle has with the road.

Safety first. Staying safe and legal is extremely important when modifying your car . It is essential to remember that too many modifications can affect the road handling of your car . Important points to consider when fitting bigger wheels and tyres is to

This Is Why Tires Are the Most Important Modification for Your Car © Brian Silvestro This Is Why Tires Are the Most Important Modification for Your Car

If you're an avid Road & Track reader, you already know tires are one of the easiest, most effective ways to make your car perform better. But how much does tyre performance really matter in real-world situations?

Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained decided it was time to swap out the old, mismatched all-seasons on his Honda S2000 for a set of high-performance Bridgestone RE-71R summer tyres. In order to show us how much of a difference the rubber upgrade made, Fenske measured stopping distances from 60 mph on both sets, and the results are pretty astonishing.

Sainz ecstatic as tyre gamble pays off in China

  Sainz ecstatic as tyre gamble pays off in China Carlos Sainz is ecstatic after a courageous decision paid off in a big way after being the only driver to start on slick tyres during today’s Chinese Grand Prix. Many drivers experimented with different tyres as they headed to the grid as the track was still damp in some areas of the track but also very dry others but Sainz took the decision completely of his own accord despite his team’s differing advice. “What a race, I just don’t have words to describe it!,” Sainz said. “On the grid I said I wanted to start the race on slick tyres and everyone thought I was completely mad! It sounds like a funny moment now, but when everyone took the blankets off the tyres and my race engineer told me that we were the only ones the supersoft tyre I doubted my decision… “When you’re on the grid, about to start a race, and you take a tough decision like today’s, there’s a lot of weight on your shoulders, knowing that you might have blown away a good result for the team… but I then said to myself, c’mon trust yourself, it’s the right thing to do!” Despite a spin early on, Sainz battled through the pack as the cars in front jumped into the pits to head onto the tyres themselves, thanks to an early safety car period the Spaniard was even catching the leaders due to wild gamble.

Why ? - Because tyres are probably the most important component of any vehicle - they’re the only part of the car actually in contact with the road surface.

A dull topic for most , but your tyres are the single most important part of your car and can either save your life or end it, depending on their condition.

While the all-seasons were only able to manage a 60-0 run of 136 feet, the new summers pulled off the same stop using just 107 feet-almost 30 feet less. Additionally, the Bridgestones were able to generate 20 percent more g-forces of deceleration, giving us an idea of just how effective they are.

Watch for yourself as Fenske explains the importance of good tyres using cold hard data.

Marquez didn't expect pole challenge .
Marc Marquez stormed to his fifth successive pole at the Circuit of the Americas in a thrilling shootout with Maverick Vinales, but admits he did not expect to do so having struggled with his RC213V throughout practice. Marquez suffered a confidence-bashing third free practice on Saturday morning, the Spaniard crashing twice in the cooler conditions. As a result, he was unable to improve on his Friday lap time, and headed into qualifying still looking for performance on fresh rubber. Twitter: 2nd crash of the session for #MM93! A nasty one as well… fortunately #RiderOK #AmericasGP https://t.co/0BH4gY8Nrt (@MotoGP) Despite not feeling totally comfortable over one lap, Marquez was determined to keep his Austin qualifying record intact and threw caution to the wind, digging deep to go top of the pile on his first flying lap with the best time of the weekend. He raised the benchmark on his second tour, though this was surpassed by Vinales. On his final attempt, Marquez produced a 2m02.741s to go just over a tenth clear of the field for his 67th career pole. “This pole makes me feel really good, because I honestly didn’t expect it, or actually I though it would be difficult,” he explained. “In fact, even considering that this circuit suits my riding style, I’ve been struggling a bit this weekend. We knew our opponents were very strong on new tyres and we worked a lot on race distance, and I felt better on race pace than on qualifying pace.

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