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Old 25-Aug-2012, 07:06 PM
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Best Track Tyres?

Going to Almeria in Oct & being a rubber fetishist :-o I'm already thinking about the best tyres for a 3 day trip.....

Want a set that lasts 3 days - average inters std rider

On the list:

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa's - SP probably

GP Racer D211 - endurance

Bridgestone R10 hard F&R

Always use Pirelli's before but love the dunlop sportsmarts and want to try the D211's but also tempted by the R10 which are 'next generation, tyres....not sure what that means but sounds impressive :-D & they've had great reviews

Anyone tried either??

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Old 26-Aug-2012, 05:47 PM
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I've used the Supercorsa's (sc1 front and sc2 rear) to race on the 996 with no issues however, I do prefer the R10's. They seem a tad more stable but with the same grip as the Supercorsa's and are a bit cheaper then the Pirelli's.

IMO the Dunlop's are to expensive for trackdays.

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Old 26-Aug-2012, 08:59 PM
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R10 are very good tyres for most people. No need for a hard front though.

Best grip & longevity will be attained from D211GP not the racer variety but bloody expensive.
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Old 06-Sep-2012, 12:38 PM
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Didn't realise there was a difference...

I thought there was a D211 road comp

The D211 racer in endurance, med and soft

So which is best :-)

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Old 06-Sep-2012, 12:47 PM
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D211 GP are Ntec DOT racing tyres that should under no circumstance be used on the road (unless your doing TT or road racing). They are probably the best treaded tyres you can buy for track use. Soft/Med front & Med rear but depending on time of year that will actually mean different compounds (4 number compound code on tyres)

D211 GP Racer are a poor imitation for use on the road / track use.
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If your going to choose compounds .. go for the harder or endurance options

The harder compounds work better in this range .. softer compounds will tend to loose grip if they overheat and wear a lot faster than normal

you might want to consider taking an extra rear too .. no point skimping if you're going all that way

You'll love almeria .. great track .. great atmosphere
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Old 07-Sep-2012, 09:56 PM
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Dunlop rears can be turned so you would get close to double the time on them. I would get them fitted the wrong way first as some of the tyre people associated with TDO's can be funny about turning tyres unless you have your own levers.

If your buying from holbeach, I'd ask for his recomendation on tyre compound as some of the newer tyres work better with soft compounds when it gets hotter. Dunlop suggest there endurance compound when the track temperature is low to counteract cold tear.
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God its so complex! Makes DD control tyre even more sensible...!
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Old 09-Sep-2012, 10:41 AM
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That's great thanks :-D

Yes really looking forward to Almeria!! Went 8 years ago and it rained like a monsoon....roads washed away you would not believe it.....but still went out on my pirelli diablo's (748sps) which were great in the wet

I discovered I was pretty good in the wet and also that I was not much faster in the dry........so comparatively rubbish!

I think I will ask Holbeach's advice....as Bradders says this is getting complicated!!

But great advice so thx

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