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Question pirelli super corsa VS. michelin race tire??

i'm getting everything ready for this season of track days and have yet to put a d.o.t. race tire on my 04 r1, i just wanted to get some opinions on what tires you guys use and how they work... any help/ info would be great

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Definately the Pirellis over the Michelins. They heat up faster, handle neutrally, are very stable on the straights, and when they start to go off, they do so gently, letting you know the grip is diminishing. On the other hand, The Michelins require more warm-up, have more of a tendancy to fall into the turns, are less stable on high speed straights, and when they go off, tend so with little or no warning. To top it off, The Pirellis are available in the 190/55 rear tire size, perfect for the R1. I generally get the SC1 front, SC2 rear.

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as far as ive seen no one has tested the new power race tires. I agree with what eyespy said assuming hes talking about the pilot powers and not the new race tire.
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Eyespy, are you talking about Pirelli Supercorsa vs. Michelin Pilot Race 2 compounds?
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I'm sure he is.

The new power race is supposed to be awesome...

really,if you are just a track day guy then just try the pilot power street/track day tire.

I loved it.
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i bought a set of diablo corsa tires from a buddy... i think i will try those this next weeekend, but i want to use a d.o.t. eventually

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I run the SuperCorsa in SC1 SC2 and have been very pleased!

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i will be going to pirelli when i burn off my last set of pilot races. i will be going super spoft front and soft rear
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i will be going to pirelli when i burn off my last set of pilot races. i will be going super spoft front and soft rear
Run them at 31F and 29R. Go down a lb front and rear in cold weather.

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I bought my first new set of tires SC2f and SC3r, got tired of buying take offs
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Tire for the money

I have tried Dunlop 208, 207 Gp, Pirelli Supercorsa and Diablo Corsas and Michelin Pilots. The best are the Diablo Corsa for Track days. For wear they are better (Figure at least 5 trackdays on a R6-actual and probably three to four on a 2002 R1) They require minimal warm up (usually 2-3 laps) and you are on! I ran a 180 rear last year for trackdays and pushed them hard and liked the feel and predicatbility. I have ordered a new R1 and will let you know how the diablo corsa run after this year but I have no complaints. For the money and durability of the rubber I'd say diablo corsas!!! Also allot clubs recommend them!
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sc1 front, sc3 rear(190/55), gets hot here, a sc2 rear wont even last a day.
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Re: Tire for the money

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I have tried Dunlop 208, 207 Gp, Pirelli Supercorsa and Diablo Corsas and Michelin Pilots. The best are the Diablo Corsa for Track days. For wear they are better (Figure at least 5 trackdays on a R6-actual and probably three to four on a 2002 R1) They require minimal warm up (usually 2-3 laps) and you are on! I ran a 180 rear last year for trackdays and pushed them hard and liked the feel and predicatbility. I have ordered a new R1 and will let you know how the diablo corsa run after this year but I have no complaints. For the money and durability of the rubber I'd say diablo corsas!!! Also allot clubs recommend them!
36f and 34r are the correct track pressures for the Diablo Corsas. They are designed and intended to require higher cold psi.

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So I guess you guys have used the new power race tires? As far as I can see you are all talking about the OLD pilot race tires.
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i dont think anyone has the new power race yet, cant get em yet up here anyhow
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DCs used to go almost 3 track days for me...

Now that Ive picked up some time...and esp with jennings abrasive surface and its heavy left turning...my poor DC rear lasted about 10 sessions...

I did hear people raving about the power race...but some guy above said they arent available yet...but i heard they are already sold out at some distributors...

ill say it again, it seems that just about everyone down south runs michelin whereas everyone up north east runs pirellis.

go with whaever you can get easily and have had good experiences with...just stickwith it after that.
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Next time we go out to Jennings I'm going to run SC2F and SC3R. I found out the other day that the SC3 is a street/track compound. Where as the SC2-1 are race compounds. Would the SC3 be equivalent to a Diablo Corsa compound or is it a little more oriented towards track use? I'm going to do two days, proabably around 10 sessions. Will the SC2 hold up to that many heat cycles?
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Lestat77...who told you that about the DCs and the SC3?

That would be interesting, but Im not sure I would believe it...

what kind of times are you running there?
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Re: Tire for the money

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I have tried Dunlop 208, 207 Gp, Pirelli Supercorsa and Diablo Corsas and Michelin Pilots. The best are the Diablo Corsa for Track days. For wear they are better (Figure at least 5 trackdays on a R6-actual and probably three to four on a 2002 R1) They require minimal warm up (usually 2-3 laps) and you are on! I ran a 180 rear last year for trackdays and pushed them hard and liked the feel and predicatbility. I have ordered a new R1 and will let you know how the diablo corsa run after this year but I have no complaints. For the money and durability of the rubber I'd say diablo corsas!!! Also allot clubs recommend them!


5 track days on a set Id never post that info again just looking out bro
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