Whether you are an avid fan of Formula One, JGTC, Le Mans or any other motorsports events in the world, you have to accept the mere fact that even though it’s fun to see cars racing against each in a dangerously fast pace that your bare eyes can’t even keep up, it’s a dangerous sports. In fact, we have seen many racing legends lost their lives while racing. Most of the early generations of racing fans had to mourn the death of Formula One legend Ayrton Senna who died after a fatal accident while racing in Imola in Italy. Most F1 fans would remember Nikki Lauda burning half of his body after a fire burst out of his car after getting involved in an accident at Nurburgring in Germany. We have seen many racing cars around the world flying and landing upside down with the driver miraculously able to walk away. In any type of racing event, safety is an utmost priority among drivers and pit crew members because one lousy screw can cause catastrophic damage. Among the parts that needed everyone’s attention is the tyres. You see, tyres in Brisbane, especially V8 tyres, are essential in the safety of the drivers, the crowd and everyone else in a track.
Following a series of deadly tyre blowouts at Philips Island and an investigation conducted by tyre supplier, Dunlop, V8 tyres in Brisbane are declared safe to be used by all participating cars who racing at Bathurst 1000 this coming October. The said declaration was done after plans for a modified designs had been totally scrapped to be able to meet the revised guidelines to avoid overloading the rubbers. To prevent any kind of accidents related to tyre blowout during the said race, V8 teams are advised by the technical officials of Supercars to strictly follow Dunlop’s recommendation that all tyres that are going to be used during the race must have the minimum inflation pressure and the corresponding suspension settings that are suited for the Mount Panorama Track to make sure that the involved tyres won’t get subjected to higher cornering stress than intended.