December 21, 2010

Wischnewski test using Tornado Track Max

Wischnewski test using Tornado Track Max

To gain comparable lap times and information during testing an consistent level of grip is indispensable. But when testing outside of a race weekend, an on-road asphalt track normally offers a poor level of grip at the beginning which increases lap by lap which makes a comparison of test results quite difficult. Xray/SMI team driver Dirk Wischnewski, a two-time European Champion in 1/10 scale nitro on-road racing, was facing this problem also. However he has come to a solution which makes his testing very effective. Wischnewski is using Track Max which is a special track treatment compound from Dutch based Tornado. Dirk had this to say:

For a while I have been using Track Max of Tornado on my regular test track and I am enjoying a high and unchanging level of grip all the time. It only takes a few minutes to spray Track Max on the main parts of the track where a certain amount of traction is needed. The grip level will increase rapidly to what you know from big race meetings. Especially after a long winter period Track Max is a perfect stuff to get back to reasonable conditions.

Source: SMI Motorsport [smi-motorsport.de]