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Proving Ground Surface

Straight Line Wet Grip

The straight line wet grip is one of our wet handling facilities offering an expansive low friction surface for tyre, braking/ABS, stability control and driver development.


  • Tyre tread pattern and compound development
  • Braking systems (ABS)
  • Traction control
  • Aquaplaning
  • Vehicle appraisal and demonstration
  • Driver training
  • Type approval
  • Glass plate photography

Facility Description

  • Multi-user facility (single user by exception)
  • 800m approach road
  • Six noise generating areas
  • Aquaplaning
  • Six braking surfaces of varying friction levels from 0.10 – 0.75 nominal
  • Braking surfaces contained within 200m
  • Ability to carry out split μ tests
  • Variable level Aquaplaning trough

Straight Line Wet Grip