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Old 15 Nov 2017, 14:14 (Ref:3780560)   #1
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Tyre warming

Just seen a big thing about this on Pistonheads, but it seemed to be specifically for drag racing and speed events.

But tyre warming to heat the surface of the tyre also happens in rallycross in most classes.

And it has been banned by the MSA. And kind of action that pre warms a tyre has been banned.

No idea if this affects rallycross.
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Just seen a big thing about this on Pistonheads, but it seemed to be specifically for drag racing and speed events.

But tyre warming to heat the surface of the tyre also happens in rallycross in most classes.

And it has been banned by the MSA. And kind of action that pre warms a tyre has been banned.

No idea if this affects rallycross.
From what I've seen of it it just seems to be another poorly worded regulation from the MSA - you can't do anything to 'abnormally raise' the temperature of the tyre above ambient temperature - that's so loose it may as well not be written down. So tyre warmers would in theory be a no - but if you 'normally' use them then surely you're not 'abnormally' raising the temperature - you're 'normally' raising the temperature.
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I know, it's hilarious

As I said, they already had to release and amendment due to drag racing, and I doubn anyone there has ever been to watch rallycross so will have no idea about tyre warming there.
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