So I’ve been pondering about this for a while, can’t come up with an explanation so figured on putting it out there to y’all. Kinda hard to explain but here goes
I race dual class grid seniors and masters. 10kg difference. Same tyres.
Last season Komet K1H, you can imagine the field with masters running mid to mid-rear of the field. At the (as it became) final round, the organisers didn’t have enough stock of K1H so we all ran K1M (shifter tyres)
Now, super grippy tyres. The effect on the field for reasons I can’t figure out it brought masters and seniors closer together and much more fun. Masters averaging times noticeably closer to seniors average times.
Fast forward to this season on K2H and we’re seeing the opposite. Love the tyres, overall stickier with better times but it seems as though the seniors have seen an increase of maybe 15% whilst masters only 8-10%. Masters are nowhere near the seniors.
Given the only difference is around 10kg, why is the difference so…different? Just thinking maybe if one can figure out why masters are that much slower on this compound maybe there’s a solution to reduce the delta.