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Greens, Reds and Physics by Andrew-and-Seven Greens, Reds and Physics by Andrew-and-Seven
Taken at Oulton Park during the British Superbike Championship this year. It was a mostly wet event which is hardly a surprise with it being held in the British summer.

Motorsport fans will note the wet tyres on Scott Smart's Hawk Kawasaki ZX-10R, these tyres are said to give as much grip in the wet as normal road tyres give us in the dry. Which is a lot.

For the racers, it's more about being smooth and avoiding the painted kerbs and lines on track.

Scott is clearly doing his best to dry out the track for his next lap.
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feltrim Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This has been featured here [link] and in my Journal [link]
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redsnuffle Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I love this photo, theres just so much going on in it and I think that's one of the best things about it
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doctor-a Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
I love everything but the border! :)
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well thanks ! I like borders, but we aren't gonna agree on everything hehe
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doctor-a Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
It wouldn't be a compliment if we did :)
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
true true :)
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avi44x Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
It's amazing enough to see these guys go around a dry track but I marvel at their skills when doing the same thing on a wet track.

I really like the shot, esp the flames. :+fav:
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah wet racing is like defying physics. Their tyres apparently give the same levels of grip in the wet as a road bike's tyres in the dry. A mate put some on his bike and did a wet trackday - and sailed around everyone with his knee on the deck hehe.
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avi44x Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
Damn, I wonder how long the tires would last on the road......I doubt they're built for long durability.

I can just imagine riding on the road with them after a long rain ....I would feel like a superhero blasting through traffic :D
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah they last about 30mins in the dry - you know what a carry on it is when a wet race becomes a dry one right ?

But my mate's tyres cost him £150 the pair and last for ages if only used in the wet since you don't go hard enough to rip them up like dry tyres. And you can ride like a Rossi !!!

Result.
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