Avon Tyre Testing Reaches A Successful Conclusion
After a test at Donington Park yesterday (February 2), Avon’s
latest tyres for the 2006 British GT Championship have been ‘signed
off’, after what Piers Masarati called a “stonking test”.
“These new Avons are just fantastic to drive
on, I am amazed that we have managed to go that much quicker with
such a low ambient temperature,” said the Trackspeed man –
clearly delighted to be back at the wheel, and for a long test too.
“Some of the drivers who were out on them for the first time
were convinced the tyres must be very soft, to grip so well in the
cold, but at the end of a 60 lap test they showed hardly any signs
“Our new drivers Matt Harris and Miles Hulford
both had a go in the car and they were both impressed with how it
felt on the new rubber.”
Maserati lapped in a 1:11.2 in the GT3 Porsche,
seven tenths faster than pole position at the circuit last April.
The Jones brothers
were testing their Eurotech / Preci Spark GT2 Porsche yesterday
The image shows
the Trackspeed car, on Avons, on the way to a class victory at Vallelunga