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Inside Racing: Bike tyre technology

The latest 2011 instalment of Inside Racing takes an in-depth look at bike tyre technology and meets one of the best-known and most successful female racing drivers in the world Vanina Ickx.
Welcome to the latest high-octane edition of Inside Racing – the show that brings you all the latest news, exciting and informative features and insider gossip from every sphere of motorsport across the globe right the way through the 2011 campaign.

No ordinary racing programme, Inside Racing leaves the others standing on the starting grid and trailing in its wheel tracks, with celebrity and lifestyle features as well as viewer participation.

A 30-minute Inside Racing episode will be available to watch right here on regularly in 2011, courtesy of our friends at

This instalment includes an in-depth look at bike tyre technology, a feature on Le Mans 24 regular Vanina Ickx - one of the most successful female racing drivers' in the world – and lots, lots more...

To put yourself in the picture and get your latest Inside Racing fix of 2011, simply click on the following links:

Inside Racing Part I (Bike tyre technology, highlights from the CITS and a look at Mustang racers)

Inside Racing Part II (Meet Le Mans 24 regular Vanina Ickx and take a look at the constructions of Gerhard Mitter)

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MM - Unregistered

June 17, 2011 2:41 PM

A small percentage about bikes and what little there was was very superficial. As for the intro and outro banging on about the contact patch "the size of 20c coin", (euro, I suppose, seeing as they're not currently used in the USA), well that's a mere 22mm. A 125 front has a bigger contact area than that, nevermind the SBK tyres shown in the video. The narrator obviously didn't bother listening to the technician explaining that a superbike rear needs a LARGE contact patch to transmit 200bhp to the track. Utter waste of time.

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