|Unusual competition tyre|
Given the quality of the entry yesterday that was understandable because this is a brand new team running on a brand new make of tyre. Andrew Wood’s tyre van was there, but he’s not answering his phone at the moment and there were no markings on any of the tyres and no stickers on the car. However, that might suggest that Dunlop Tyres may have been involved in the test.
|Dry weather test|
It would appear that the team were testing a brand new style of run-flat, puncture resistant tarmac tyre with a very novel design. A picture was snatched from over the dry stane dyke under cover of the trees when one of the engineers got out of the car to test tyre pressures by giving them a kick with his Caterpillar boots.
The rally driver and engineers were wearing open face helmets, but it was very difficult to see faces and at distance it was impossible to identify them or even guess at their nationality but they were most definitely Furrin.
|Wet weather test|
The team did quite a bit of running at the far side of the airfield, away from the workshops out near the boundary and the trees.
The local farmer and his big dugs had also been engaged to chase away any snoopers, so these pics were snatched on the run!
Hopefully I can find out some more info for tomorrow.