After the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, Sarno hosted three days of testing to verify how tyres that will be homologated behave on long distances. Bridgestone, Dunlop, LeCont, Maxxis, MG, Mojo, Speed and Vega attended the test.
10 drivers for the KZ and 5 drivers for the OK (Ardigò, Basz, Camponeschi, Lennox, Puhakka, Tiene among the others…) have been testing new tyres to be homologated by CIK-FIA for the next triennium 2017-2019. Drivers tested tyres on 10 laps run with karts provided by Birel, CRG, Mach1, Parolin and Tony Kart.
The test’s main aim is to verify that “prime” tyres last minimum 150km and “option” tyres last minimum 250km. Moreover Vega presented different tyres for shifter classes and direct drive classes. For this first test, each brand passed the minimum mileage required, even if some of them were struggling a little bit. For what concers “tender2” and the assignment of the single brand tyre for each class of international championships, this is a phase that will follow the homologation process and it will be taken into account at the beginning of 2017.