Track tyres. What's your experience?


Fluke

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Hi all,
I've got a trackday coming up and I'm thinking of putting some proper rubber on.
Has anyone done any trackdays or racing and can share their recommendations or avoidances?
I'm really happy with the PR4s I use on the road but I'm pretty sure I'll want something a lot stickier on track.
I should mention that it's abroad so it will be a lot hotter.
Many thanks for any help
Cheers, Fluke
 

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I would highly recommend Dunlop Q3s or even the Alpha 13 tyres. Both give good grip on dry track days. Also recommend lowering tyre pressures for track day rides if pressing hard .
 

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Someone just recommended Dunlop D211 Gp Racers
Has anyone tried them?

Cheers, Fluke
 

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I would highly recommend Dunlop Q3s or even the Alpha 13 tyres. Both give good grip on dry track days. Also recommend lowering tyre pressures for track day rides if pressing hard .
Who makes the Alpha 13s?
 

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I've used Metzeler M7RR's on the road and on track. Several others I've ridden with on track have also used them and feedback is good. General opinion is that they are (almost) as grippy as Diablo Corsas, but give twice the
mileage. They aren't too bad in the wet, either.
 

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Who makes the Alpha 13s?
Dunlop Alpha 13 are very popular here in Australia especially with the supermotarders as a track tyre .Similar to a Dunlop Q3 but with even more grip and are street legal. Consided
a Hyper sport tyre
 

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Alpha 13 are great tyres, i have ran a few tyres on mine, and supercorsas were the best but currently running a dunlop gpr300 front and rosso 2 pirelli rear as i wont be flying about in winter so dont mind plus the tyres were free, i change my own as have a machine.
 

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PR4s will be fine. They will grip ok when warmed up but may get a bit too hot though

Just remember to lower the tyre pressures say 30/30.

There should be a tyre guy at the TD who will advise.
Not sure about the MT09, but I took my 900GT on a TD and has issues with grounding the hero blobs on the bottom of the pegs.
Next time I will remove them and the centre stand.
BTW my tyres were metz m9RRs and coped very well

(y)Have fun and keep it shiny side up :D(y)
 


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