15th June 2007, 05:58
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Originally Posted by Gustav
Since the airfield have excellent grip:
"There was no problem with the traction at all from a rolling start, not even with the SLR. Some car managed a short "shirp" but no more.
The cause for that was that the pavement on the airfield landing track was prepared with transversal grooves some 1/4" wide and deep, that had been cut every 2" all the way down the track. This is done to get better friction in all weather conditions during hard braking when aircraft are landing.
I used the US Launch control at the end of the day on Saturday after all the cars had left. I COULD NOT spin my tires. I was only able to chirp my wheels through the third gear, but that was it! Grip was OUTSTANDING!!! In fact, I had a final speed at the end of the strip that was only 1 kph slower than from a rolling start at the cones.
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