In Poland, Anlas tires aroused mixed feelings. Positive for those who benefited from using the products of the Turkish manufacturer, and negative for those who did not have access to them. Jason Crump spoke about tires in British weekly magazine Speedway Star. The Australian raised this issue in the context of his injury and his behavior in the league. – Unfortunately, I started to find myself and prove my level before my injury. I’m starting to understand how motorcycles work and how the tires react – said the Australian.
In the 2021 season, tires played a very important role in motorsports. It’s something that isn’t talked about enough in public. Crump told Speedway Star that the differences in how it works on one bike and another, one tire and another, or one surface and another, have been enormous.
Interestingly, you can find a common point between Australian words and what was discussed in Poland. – I cannot say clearly that I am right, but it seems to me that sometimes the tires were different. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but that was the feeling while driving – the Australian reported. Let’s remember that in Poland it was discussed that tires of different groups have different specifications.
What exactly are these differences? One tire felt as if you were driving on a flat tire or in the shape of an egg. On the next tire it felt like the best tire I’ve ever used – said the three-time world champion.
– In my experience, a lot depended on the frame. I’m not criticizing Anlas as a company, but they came to the British Highway at a very difficult time. They weren’t able to test in 2020. Their job was to deliver tires to conditions with which they had no previous experience – Crump said.
What Australian title is he talking about? All tires they supplied previously were based on their Grand Prix racing experience. On the course, riders use a new tire in each gear. Now most of them don’t flip the tire to use it as a gear. In addition, some competitors use tubeless tires. I don’t know if there is anyone in the UK who doesn’t use inner tubes. If the product we’re racing on is developed to certain standards and they change, it’s going to make a huge difference — the three-time single world champion will detail.
– The surface on the rails in Poland is not the same everywhere, but the same. You’ll be looking at Edinburgh, Plymouth, Wolverhampton or Ipswich – you don’t just have four completely different tracks as the tire has to be very flexible to handle different geometries. Add to that the four different surfaces the tire has to handle.” The legendary Australian concluded: “I wouldn’t say the Mitas was running 100% of the time, but it was a very forgiving tire that had been developed and modified since the early 2000s.”
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