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A tyre question

Discussion in 'Simracing Team Challenge' started by Michael Hart-Jones, Sep 21, 2010.

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  1. Michael Hart-Jones

    Michael Hart-Jones

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    I am wondering if I am going mad or not?

    During the race on Thursday I made the decission to drop in to the pits around lap 18-20 to change to wet tyres. I saw the usual drop in temperature in the tyres whilst I let the pit crew finish and left the pits with around 60 degrees. By the end of my out lap, in which I did not leave the track and pushed the car to the limits of grip, my temps were down to around 45 to 50 degrees and I could not get them back up again.

    This left me a skitish car with little traction, was I the only one with this or did anyone else have similar issues? I am not calling this a bug yet as I have seen no other reports to say the same thing and fear it could have been linked to a coming together with another driver earlier in the race.
     
  2. Mikko Korkiakoski

    Mikko Korkiakoski

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    I had no problems with underheating with wet tires. They only overheated once I had done a lap or two.
     
  3. Michael Hart-Jones

    Michael Hart-Jones

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    Once the rain stopped and it started drying the temps did come back up and they did begin overheating. Thanks for the feedback though.
     
  4. Yuri Braham

    Yuri Braham

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    Yup,

    When using wets in the rain you can't expect to reach high temps. But when the onpath/offpath conditions drop to 35 procent. The tyres will heat up. Above the 40 they will cool down.
     
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