Best Street and Track Day Tires

Jo Rhett jorhett at
Tue Jun 17 11:06:58 PDT 2008

On Jun 7, 2008, at 4:11 PM, Thomas J. Fitzpatrick III wrote:
> I'm sure this has been discussed a gazillion times, but I'm finally  
> getting
> ready to put my gen 1 SV on the track for some track days, yet still  
> want to
> be able to ride on the street.  Locally, I've heard the Dunlop  
> Qualifiers
> are good, but that most SV guys and gals prefer the Pirelli Diablo  
> Super
> Corsas.

I've heard good things about the Diablo Corsas -- the street tires,  
not the DOT race tires.  The DOT race tires are fantastic, but you  
won't get much street mileage out of them.  I get 3 races and 3-4  
practice days out of the race tires.

My favorite street/track tire you can't get any more -- the  
Bridgestone 010 was fantastic.  I've gotten 8-9k miles on the street  
with one of those, and did 1:56s at Infineon on the same tire.  The  
Bridgestone BT014 you should avoid because a ledge develops between  
the side and middle of the tire.  I heard it was fixed in the 016 but  
I can't speak for that.

Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
#553 WERA / AFM

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