Posted 23 February 2003 - 16:06
Did they actually have rain tires (or rain tyres for those outside the U.S.) back then? Or was this a reference to having new tires with ample tread?
Posted 23 February 2003 - 17:59
Posted 23 February 2003 - 21:27
They had the same tread pattern, and though they had been intended as rain tyres, they rapidly fell into dry weather use for shorter races. Like GPs.
Posted 23 February 2003 - 21:32
Posted 23 February 2003 - 21:55
And I also suspect that Mossy didn't have any canvas showing as he entered the showery part of the race.
Posted 23 February 2003 - 22:18
Posted 24 February 2003 - 02:25
Originally posted by Wolf
Must've gotten it wrong myself then, Ray... But Don writes he was "nursing his badly worn D12 rain tyres" in his RVM.
"Badly worn" as far as effectiveness due to heat buildup, but not shredding threads or showing any canvas to my knowledge. The shower allowed the Dunlops to fall back down into their best operating range. It didn't hurt that von Trips and Hill were dicing among themselves versus running Moss down in a coordinated attack. Moss was "lucky," but he certainly made much of his "luck" by keeping the tires right at the point where they worked but didn't fail. Had Moss not had the prang at Goodwood, I feel he would have easily adapted to and mastered the increasingly "black art" of tire compounds which hit GP racing in the late 60's.
Posted 24 February 2003 - 02:32
Posted 24 February 2003 - 10:31
; being as fallible as next bloke, I could settle with that, but now I have started exaggerating
other people's achievements too...
That a great line Wolf i like it.