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Old 22 Mar 2011, 20:54 (Ref:2851482)   #1
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2013-2017 V8SA Tyre Tender

Its on again.. looking for a tyre supplier for the main V8Supercar series in 18" sizings, and maintaining 17" in the Fujitsu series for a period of time.

The contenders (according to Here) are said to be Dunlop, Michelin, Hankook and Yokohama

No sign of Bridgestone.. hopefully with their newly freed up capacity by not running in F1 could be enticed back to the sport...

There will likely be a large promotional fund required as part of the deal, to provide tyres for keen prices, but also to promote their participation in the media directly, and perhaps, as Dunlop have done, as round sponsors and indeed sponsors on race cars (FPR)

It would also be nice of V8SA chose their tyre parameters a little more thoughtfully. The rain tyre at the weekend in Adelaide was not good, the cars were wheel spinning and aquaplaning at the barest touch of the throttle... so what might be needed is an intermediate tyre, and a 'monsoon' wet, on top of a medium and soft choice for dry rubber..

Or we will again see perfectly good race cars compromised in the wet..

Whoever wins will more than likely take over some of the existing personnel servicing the series, so the transition should be reasonably smooth....
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Old 23 Mar 2011, 01:17 (Ref:2851592)   #2
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Is there a chance for multiple tyre manufactures like a few years back? Or is it written in the rules that theres only one supplier allowed?
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lock in Hankook I reckon.

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nah, go back to racing on radials, see how many drivers have gonads


or use Ling Long tyres(light truck) that would mix it up.

Seriously, I think Michelen and Yokahamma will give it a good shake.

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Surely Hoosier would be keen to get into this bidding process? After their last highly successful foray in V8 Supercars...
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Surely Hoosier would be keen to get into this bidding process? After their last highly successful foray in V8 Supercars...
Depends if you want to watch teams shave rubber off the sidewalls and face of the tyres before they are used

Kumho may also be in with a shot, since they supply & sponsor the 3rd tier touring car series
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With the extra volume of protection that will needed in Christchurch and Japan after the recent disasters to fend off a predicted baby boom, maybe Durex could tender too.

The stickier option tyre could be interesting!
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