I felt the need to pass along some observations from my recent track day at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit
It was a great day for a doing some laps on the CBR929RR. *The weather was great and there was no wind, we get that bad wind sometime here in OK. *
I have been doing track days at Hallett for the pass 2 years and really enjoy them but always looking to go faster. *I have always run stock brake pads and decided it was time for a change and installed some EBC HH pads on the front. *Well, the new pads made a big difference, I was able to drop my best time down 1.2 seconds. *The brakes felt much better, more feel and very little fade at temp. *I do remembers reading that they make a noise under hard use and I can confirm that, they are not quiet. *It did not bother me but it was there. *I have Galfer lines on the bike but was very happy to see and feel how much better the bike worked with the new pads.
I run Michelin Pilot Race tires(H2 rear and S2 front) and they were great. *This is the first year I have run race tires so I have been learning and enjoying that. *The temps were from 60's in the morning to low 80's in the afternoon. *I ran 30 psi in the front and the tire seem good all day after the initial warm up of 1-2 laps, I do not have tire warms and would like some. *I ran 27 psi in the rear and it was great all day, very little sliding under power and when it did it was controlable, at least it seemed that me to me. *I know that migh seem low but when I did 2 trackdays in the spring the previous rear tire had some tears on it. *I talked to the Michelin rep that I bought the tires from and he said it looked like cold tears and recommened dropping to 27 psi and that might help. *I think he was right, I have done 2 track days on this rear and it has been great, no cold tears.
I am hooked on track days and can not wait until the next one which might be next spring
(Photo note: *body work is from a racer that sold it to me, I am just a track day guy, no expert racer)