Talking tyre technology at Le Mans


The Dunlop-shod G-Drive Racing entry competes in the LMP2 class

Racing around an 8.47-mile circuit for 24 hours places severe demands on the tyres used by sports car teams. Here’s how they cope

They say Le Mans is won and lost depending on how much time a car spends in the pits. That places special demands on the consumables of each racing car in the field.

Originally, tyres were changed at every fuel stop but it became apparent that a competitive advantage could be gained by tyres being used for more than one stint.

In last year’s 24-hour race, some competitors were …read more

Source:: Autocar