Posted 13 May 2006 - 19:57
I'm looking for tire dimensions for the Bimotore in racing trim using Engelberts. Now before any wise guy answers I need the dimensions before the 2nd lap.
Posted 13 May 2006 - 21:57
Posted 13 May 2006 - 22:35
Posted 13 May 2006 - 22:58
BTW where else but TNF can you get your questions answered by none other than Doug Nye ... notwithstanding the fact that I own more than a dozen books by said gentleman.
Posted 14 May 2006 - 08:58
Posted 14 May 2006 - 11:22
The first one is of the Alfa Museum replica, while the others are of Tom Wheatcroft's recreation, based, I believe, on the Alfa-Aitken.
Posted 14 May 2006 - 16:18
I find this quite intriguing. I wasn't aware that Ferrari had any relationship with Dunlop at that time, although I know they used them for the June record attempts. I think this was the last time the Bimotore appeared in Ferrari colours. At that time, presumably, Dunlop had more experience with high speeds and heavy cars than either Pirelli or Englebert so it made sense to approach the British company when Ferrari had tyre problems with their lorry.
Originally posted by Dennis David
According to David Venables they were switched to Engelberts when Dunlop wouldn't guarantee that it's tires would last out ... shades of Michelin? I understand that they did revert to Dunlops for their speed runs.