raymondu999 wrote:JT - so why use tyre warmer blankets? If you say that the heat history will always have a degrading effect on the rubber, surely that would mean the tyre blankets will degrade the rubber? Or is there something I'm missing?
Storing tires at elevated temperature for extended periods of time is probably not ideal, unless you're intentionally trying to over cure the thing.
On those tires you still have to pre-heat them before going out or they'll be junk on the first several laps but I'd say it's probably a question of how far in advance you flip on the heater. And just because you see a tire wrapped in a blanket doesn't necessarily mean the thing is on - just covered.
Grip is a four letter word.
2 is the new #1.