Today’s Tip – Warming the Tyres

If you are racing on slicks, or some of the latest generation track day tyres, warming your tyres on the way to the grid is essential to give you grip and ‘bite’ on lap 1.

Avoid weaving too much, especially if you are starting with very low tyre pressures, as you can risk rolling the tyre off the rim. Instead heavy acceleration and braking works both the surface of the tyre and starts to build core temperature, and hence pressure, as well.