Hi BC, my comments were aimed at the fast sporty scimitars with no roof, rather than the Hovis Haulers...
all that doughs great for crash protection, like a yeasty airbag going off!
on another related note...
re List 1A and 1B tyres, we are all potentially in for a minefield as the EU are likely to ban the tyres we know as List 1B type tyres for road use for 2015 (17% minimum tread pattern and uber soft) so im not sure what the MSA have in mind for season after next anyway.
whilst the tyres could still be run on track, as they wouldn't be road legal beyond 2015, then the MOT loophole cant be used by the MSA & competitors, so the cars would need to be logbooked and I assume caged too in some cases.
Does mean that lots of powerful cars will have decision to make, whether to de-tune and stick with 'ordinary' road tyres (currently known as 1As in MSA terms) or if they want the grip they currently enjoy/require, use 1Bs and become more track orientated with the other safety items that brings. My Sabre certainly is pointless on track with 1As as many will have noticed in first practice runs of both Ben and I at Curbs test session
its not to worry about for next season, and I suspect lots can happen in a year, such as it all get chucked out by the DOT and we carry on as we are, or like a lot of these proposed law changes, they get proposed, watered down and away we go.
I know that a number of the current List 1B tyre manufacturers have halted or reduced their ranges, just in case so seems to have them at least partially worried...
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