A dry handling facility 4km-long and 8m-wide is also a part of the test site. The complete track offers a range of high-, medium- and low-speed areas with different corners, radiuses and slopes. Here, drivers check all areas of dry handling performance such as lateral stability, steering precision, load transfer and grip.
For the development of tyres that meet EU directives and ECE regulations on tyre/road noise, EUPG offers a pass-by noise testing straight. Further noise development work comes courtesy of NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) tracks, each 400 m x 3.2 m, with a capacity of up to ten.
Advanced wet facilities
A group of five surfaces within a skid-pad area is used for lateral wet-skid adhesion on different friction coefficients (diameters 60-140 m).
A pool with an automatic water sprinkling and recuperation system is available to test bi-directional cornering hydroplaning (clockwise-counterclockwise) performances.
On the other hand, longitudinal hydroplaning is evaluated on a straight lane (120 m x 5 m) with an advanced water sprinkler combination system that is able to fill up either the complete lane, or the right or left side separately, depending on the test requirement.
Dry and wet braking lanes (120 m x 3.5 to 7.5 m) with asphalt and concrete surfaces are also available on the site.
Two tractor circles (75 m diameter - 7 m width), for tread and carcass endurance and durability tests can be found in the same area, with an agricultural/truck and bus garage available next to the tracks.