Ray Pantling, owner of Tyres Direct, road tests some top tyres…
Anyone who buys tyres from me at Tyres Direct will know how good they are. And there is a simple reason for this – because I make it my mission to see every tyre being tested so I know what each is capable of.
Driving at speeds of up to 150mph in cars and 100mph in trucks is what I personally do to test your tyres.
Recently I had another opportunity to test track the GT Radial brand at the highly secret test centre at MIRA – even my mobile phone camera was secured by tape so I could not to take photos.
They did kindly have their own photographer there on hand for the photos above. Throughout the day I got to drive and also be passenger on a range of tracks, finally ending in a classroom where the science of tyres was explained.
On the embanked curved track I got to sample G-force. I was also a sitting passenger with 10-time champion Stuart Oliver, who told me he kept the speed down to 100mph as he felt 120mph would scare me!
For pure fun, I was given the opportunity to drive blindfolded with someone verbally instructing me too. I was given licence to actually attempt to wreck and abuse the tyres in a day.
The GT Radial brand proved to be absolutely brilliant in performance in the tests.
For more photos and videos of the vehicles being tested visit @TyresDirectBletch on Facebook and tyresdirectmk on Instagram. Ray’s website is http://www.bletchleytyres.co.uk