Test designer tyres at BIC you say? Yes please!
Just outside BIC, Audi had set up an artificial off-road track for us to drive the Ultrac SUV Sessanta, Vredestein’s SUV tyres. Over sand, ruts and mud, the Ultracs held up well. Audi had also converted BIC’s parking lot into a slalom track.
This time, we had the A4 and the A6 doing wet and dry slalom runs. The rubber held up fine here too, of course, the squealing could be heard all over the place, as it echoed off the Grand Stand.
After the relatively slower tests, it was time to drive the TT. Aditya Patel, the racing driver who represents Audi India, claimed TTs fitted with Vredesteins were on par with lap timings of the competition’s performance tyres.
Although it’s almost impossible to judge a tyre in a few laps at BIC (unless you’re a professional race driver), the Vredesteins held the tarmac well on both, tight corners and chicanes, as well as through the straights. Of course, Audi’s quattro system also helped keep the car in line around the challenging bits.