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Ross uses dif­fer­ent tyres for the road and the race track. Us­ing one set for both is a bit of a bodge to be hon­est, you’ll al­ways be com­pro­mis­ing one or the other. For the track he has a set of sticky Yoko­hama A048R semi-slicks. Th­ese heat up ex­cep­tion­ally well and pro­vide loads of grip, but on the road they are nois­ier than reg­u­lar road tyres, and their stiff side­walls re­sults in less com­fort. We pho­tographed the car on his road rub­ber, Pirelli P-Zero Rosso tyres, which are still grippy but deal bet­ter with wet weather and cold roads when needed. For more info on dif­fer­ent types of tyre and the ef­fects they have check out our ‘All About... Tyres’ fea­ture over on page 84!

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