After a very successful outdoor season with our new tire partner Matrix, we are now heading into the carpet season. During the outdoor season the Matrix tires showed that you can count on them as they have been very reliable and the performance on track was perfect for our format of racing!
Tire development – not an easy task
It always comes down to a lot of “on track” testing when a company develops a new tire. Everything has to be right – the compound, diameter, tire wear, the wheel, the insert and the driveability on track. This was also the same during the development of the new Matrix Indoor tire for the ETS. With almost none of the carpet tracks being available for testing during summer, the first serious testing was possible in early October.
Excessive testing with Marc Rheinard
With Matrix team driver and multiple IFMAR world champion Marc Rheinard, one of the best in the business went for testing to find out which of the produced prototype tires will perform best on track. He had XX different tires with slightly different inserts and compounds and in the end he came to the conclusion that one of those performed better than all the others during his 2 days of testing on black ETS carpet.
“The testing went really well. The tires which felt best on track will satisfy the needs of all racers as feeling, traction, balance and lifetime of the tire was very impressive. I am sure that this tire will produce some great racing on carpet tracks – especially at the ETS!”Marc Rheinard
Dish wheels for all ETS classes
During the outdoor season, we used the great looking grey spoke rims in the ORCA 17.5 Stock class and in the ToniSport 40+ Masters class to give those cars a different scale look. During testing on carpet, we found out, that these wheels are a little weak and maybe not durable enough for the slightly harder racing action on carpet with the huge amount of traction and harder barriers. Therefore, we decided to run with the well-known, white dish wheels in all ETS touring car classes during the whole carpet indoor season!
New Matrix indoor tires are available now!
With Marc`s huge amount of experience with testing and product development, everybody can look forward to using the new Matrix Indoor tires with a thrill of anticipation.
The tires have arrived in Andernach and can be bought immediately. ToniSport receives new deliveries from Italy every week, so that supplies are available for training up to TOS and ETS. Use the stock alert function in the shop if the tires are sold out and you will immediately receive an email as soon as the stock is replenished.
Uwe, Scotty and the whole ETS crew!