Posted: 23 Oct 2010 07:46 AM PDT
Gary Paffett and Mattias Ekstrom tested new Hankook tires at Hockenheim earlier this week. The current tyre contract with Dunlop ends after this season and a switch to Hankook for 2011 is likely.
One of the main issues with the switch for 2011 is the frozen regulations which hinders the manufacturers from developing the cars for the new tires.
“The grip was fine, and the balance was pretty similar to what we have at the moment. That’s important, because we have a development freeze for next year as well so we can’t have a big change in the tires,” said Paffett.
The two drivers tested five different compounds of the tires during the test day. A final decision of the tires for next year is expected before the new year.
Posted: 23 Oct 2010 07:39 AM PDT
Lamborghini led the way in Free Practice for the eighth round of the FIA GT1 World Championship at Navarra. The nr24 Reiter Murcielago of Peter Kox and Christopher Haase was fastest with a best time of 1:36.942.
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