Originally Posted by dmcd
Oops Pantah, you beat me to it, my reply was meant for the Blurr.
Sorry, I don't understand your point, they go a little slower on the first few bends/miles, to let the tyre warm up, bed in, scrub in or whatever. Surely you are arguing against this?
Maybe the "champs" manager will also tell him not to bother with the warm up lap either as it is a waste of time? You haven't considered traction control either.
You believe him if you want, but I'll take my advice from those who race on road tyres, (in some classes) on real roads, in the real world.
Summary:- Some tyres may not need scrubbed, but many still do.
( have I used the word real, too much? ;-) )
Tires need to be brought up to an optimal temperature which maximizes the grip, to hot they become "greasy" to low they are not sticky enough.
The article talks about this :)
Edit: Soon as you take the tire out of the warmer it begins to cool, thus why you have warm up lap to bring it back up to temp.