With this post I’m going to start a new category in the blog, dedicated to innovative ideas (or crazy ideas for a ot of people).
If I told you that I had an idea based on using the exhaust gasses to heat up the rear tyre of a racing motorbike, most of you would think that this is a crazy idea.
However, those of you who follow F1, probably already know that last weekend, in the Chinese GP, the Renaults had a device to deflect part of the exhaust gasses to the rear tyres. The idea is to avoid the tyres been cooled by airflow, in this way tyres can work with a more constant temperature. I am convinced that this is an idea that a lot of people has thought about before, because it is something pretty evident.
Same concept could be applied to motorbikes. You all know that motogp will have a single tyre supplier next season. Next year riders will have much less possibilities to choose (less tyres per race, less compounds and less carcass types), so that tyres choice will be much more critical than in current season (here you can read more detailed information about this subject).
Current tyres are very sensitive to ambient and asphalt temperature, and this factor can give rise to mistakes in race tyres chooice. Exhaust gases could be used to control the tyres working temperature, so that it would be possible to reduce mistake possibilites in race tyre choice.
Sounds crazy? It seems that Renault guys doesn’t think the same..
By the way, I wonder if Robin Tuluie, designer of the Tularis, and director of Renault F1 R&D department since January 2004, has been involved in this subject.
[tags]ideas, F1, exhaust gasses, tyres, motogp[/tags]