I know the question was for Bill and I’m sure he’ll weigh in, but wanted to throw my 2 cents in.
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Not familiar with F1R.Always good data Flyhalf, and we all know you are super fast. Looking forward to seeing the Bridgestone usage in Lincoln, Ne. this year as we all know the tire disappeared from the US since the new tire was substantially slower than the previous model, but ......................the key is that rumors are the compound was completely changed. They have always had very quick tire in the rain. BS1 will have a few other tires to decide on and as noted his choice ( as others will be ) is based a lot on whether he autocrosses or does HPDEs/Time Trials the most. I also really think folks need to know the tracks they run as Hoosiers disappear quickly for many folks, yet I can run at Topeka twice as long as other places because the track pavement is so easy on tires. The surface at Hastings is done with a similar process so that will be great for drivers too.
Good example is the Nationals site, old, old concrete ( like Sebring ) and in practice the Nexen tires are just not that quick, whereas the asphalt where Tire Rack tests seems quite conducive to them. Little items like that are why this Forum is so valuable because folks can ask drivers in their area what the track/autocross wear is like where they run, as the differences can be dramatic. It will be fun to see which manufacturer is pulling out the stops, as compounding changes occur before Nationals ( thought supposedly this does not happen, ha ) . Of course with shipping concerns that is not so much of a problem as the fact that many tires are simply unobtainium in various sizes. Shortages from certain brands have been common even before, so ones choices should also view consistent availability in my mind.
By the way , have you run the Goodyears Supercar F1Rs, as a couple of friends are stoked on them, though they wear quickly at certain tracks.
Wearing is ...normalYep, went back and corrected -- typing too fast. Great, I have heard the same except for wear, but that will probably be next choice since they are 800-900 less that R7s.
I'm just out having fun, I was so incredibly impressed with the Goodyears we ran at Daytona that I was pursuing them, I'd rather not run Bridgestone, they used to cheat like crazy in kart racing and I've never run them because of that.