I got a bargain here, I purchased these BIKETEK warmers second hand from TT racer Steve Mercer, but it was clear they’d never been used. The tags and plug covers were still on!
When you look around the paddock you'll see that 90% of riders use warmers.
If you use road tyres
But...would I advise them, yes. Why?
Every track session is about 20 minutes long and you’ll get 7 sessions in a day. If you give 2 laps for your tyres to warm up every session, you’ve not lost 14 laps, but you’re more aware of cold tyres. I’d rather roll out the pits knowing that the tyres have been at 80 degrees and have some heat in them already.
I’ve been out with cold tyres and then warm tyres back to back, I’ll always use warmers.
I currently switch these on about 10-15 minutes before heading own pit lane. All warmers have a light on them so when there ready, an orange LED turns green so you know there up to temperature.
Its always worth checking the the warms done its job before you take them off. Is the light green? If warmers fail you don't want to find out at turn one when you crash on a cold tyre.
At Cadwell Park garages aren’t available, so you'll need a generator. These run off a 13A plug so at most circuits you can run an extension cable in the garages and plug them in.
We're reviewing a generator and will publish our thoughts soon!
Green means go!