Road and Racing Tyres.
What is the difference between road and racing tyres? Why do road tyres last and racing tyres need to be changed at regular intervals? Bud’s tyres are here to point out the differences and similarities among road tyres, racing tyres, and motorcycle tyres.
Passenger tyres and racing tyres have a different purpose. Could you imagine having to change your passenger car tyres constantly? No individual would want to own a car. There is a large gap in comparing the lifecycle of passenger and racing tyres. The difference is roughly about 15, 900km. While both are designed with durability, racing tyres could never be used on a standard passenger vehicle. Racing tyres are designed with one purpose. To race.
Racing tyres are also known as slick tyres. A slick tyre is one without much or any tread. This ensures the seamless contact with the road. While bald tyres are highly dangerous for us on the road reflective of conditions, they are preferred in racing. Alternatively, if it is raining on a racetrack, drivers must use racing tyres with tread. Slick tyres are purely designed for dry weather conditions and will ensue a superior and advanced driving performance on the track. Furthermore, slick tyres are made from slightly different materials to mirror their desired performance. You may find they are pumped with nitrogen gas.
Normal road tyres are not designed for optimal speed and selective weather conditions. Normal road tyres are designed for safety, in all weather conditions. Unlike racing tyres, tread depth is highly regulated with a minimum legal tread depth of 1.5mm. While there is some variation among budget tyres and premium tyres, they essentially do the same thing. Although we believe the benefits of purchasing a quality tyre are worth it, the main reason for purchasing new tyres is worn tread. A cheap tyre can do just that.
Road and Racing Tyres. Image via. Formula 1.