IT ALL STARTS WITH CHOOSING THE RIGHT TRACK DAYS TIRES!
Whether you use the track occasionally or intensively, discover the MICHELIN range of tires for the track
TO IMPROVE THE LIFESPAN OF YOUR TIRES, KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON…
To get the best from your tires, consider rotating them
• Depending track rotation direction
• Between two track days or in the mid-day of track day
Check the general status of your tires
• Good wear aspect of the tread pattern, especially shoulders
• Remaining tread depths > 2/32"
• No damage on the tires
Never decrease the inflation pressures below standard inflation recommended pressures for road use by the car manufacturer
Start with the tire pressure recommended by the car manufacturer
HOW TO MANAGE TRACK DAYS TIRE PRESSURE?
Start of track day or after a long break
Always begin with the car manufacturer recommended pressures
Prepare your tire
2 laps with a gentle flow, then take the next 3 laps «pushing» a little more.
As the tire warms, the air inside expands leading to increased pressure in the tire
Adjust pressure of hot tire
Dry track: come back to inflation pressures recommended by the car manufacturer
Wet track: no change of pressure
(could be higher than car manufacturer recommendation)
After a few laps
Small adjustments are possible, depending on various aspects and car balance.
If there is more than one hour between 2 runs, start again from step 1
AFTER YOUR TRACK DAYS
BEFORE LEAVING THE TRACK, TO BE READY FOR THE ROAD AGAIN, DON'T FORGET TO…
Check the tires wear aspect, tread depths
(at least 2/32") and ensure there is no damage
Reset to car manufacturer pressure recommendations
Ensure you return any modifications
made for track usage to their road-biased setting
Switch on any electronic car safety and assistance systems, and reset the TPMS*
TPMS : tire Pressure Monitoring System