I was at the track yesterday and the temperature was very high. Quite a few racers went down and the track owner said it was due to the hotness of the track.
I asked a few riders as well as the track owner how they should adjust their tires for the heat and they all gave the same answer…put less air in. But I’ve always believed (been taught) the opposite. I’ve been taught that in cold weather you put less air in the tire…which causes more friction (between the road and the tire due to the flatter tire)…which causes the tire to heat faster/more which gives good grip. And in hot weather if you put less air in, then the combination of more friction due to the flatter tire will cause the tire to heat too much…making it slippy.
So…just trying to figure out who’s right…all the racers…or me.