Perfect track day tyre pressures

Published: 29 March 2010

Road tyres have to work from the minute they start rolling from the garage, when they are cold, so industry advice is to check the pressures when they are cool.

How long they take to become cool after a ride takes depends on the ambient temperature, but a good rule of thumb for a typical British summer day is about 45 minutes.

When it comes to the actual pressures, our recommendation is 36psi front, 42psi rear for road use, dropping four psi front and rear before you start caning it on the track.

Don’t forget to go return to road pressures at the end of the day, especially if you’re riding home from the track day.