A 40-tonne container with tyres
Manufacturer 1 and 2 entered drivers have a total quota of 55 tyres each, 40 of which may be used during the event (rally + shakedown). Just one type of pattern is authorised. Tyres had to be nominated on March 17. The maximum quota for JWRC
and PWRC runners in Argentina is 30 tyres.
This isn't a new WRC candidate event but the name of the ship which left the French port of Le Havre on March 21 carrying a 40-tonne container packed with BFGoodrich tyres. Date of arrival in Cordoba: April 21. Four other containers sailed from Vera Cruz in Mexico to Buenos Aires.
For three of the five so-called long-haul WRC rounds, drivers have the possibility to swap twelve of their originally nominated quota of tyres up to the Friday preceding the start.
No BFGoodrich drivers have taken up this option in the case of Argentina.
For some months now, BFGoodrich's developers have been working on enhancing steering precision on loose surfaces. This particular parameter is effectively difficult to improve without penalising other performance-related factors. However, in the light of recent tests in Spain, an encouraging solution seems to have been found.
Press release BFGoodrich