Last weekend I participated in my last HPDE event for the year and I am slowly getting the car prepared for mainly track only use. The idea was to prep the car for time attack but with new rules/class potentially coming to fruition it would appear that I would not be competitive for quite awhile. With this I have decided to concentrate more on just getting better as a driver. I had an experienced driver ride along with me for one session and gave me some good pointers but when we got to talking about tires I was not expecting the answer I received. The goal is to run 5-6 HPDE events per year (each being 4-8 20 min sessions) and ideally I would like to be able to run a single set of tires per year if possible without leaving too much performance on the table. My original thought was a 285/35 RE71R as I would need to run a 200TW tire for the class I would be interested in for time attack. He suggested running a similar sized NT01/R888R as both wont have the peak grip a RE71 would have but would be more consistent over the entire life of the tire where the RE71 would fall off as it wears. Is there any validity to that statement? Just trying to see what your thoughts would be.