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Re: Street tires for racing in the rain?
I raced 5 weekends last yr in the rain....one of them was just above freezing, and a 3 hr endurance race. SOmetimes the rain was so brutal the people watching ran to their cars and got inside with headlights and wipers on just to watch us splash around.
Full rains, period.
I got stuck twice out there on Bridgestone DOT's and was absolutely annhialated by the guys who were quick enough to put their rains on. I managed to beat a couple guys on full slicks, but no dry tire is gonna touch a rain, even on a wet track with no standing water.
That being said, yes a good street tire will work better than a race DOT in the wet.
PS- That vid is cool, and shows some fantastic control..... but I am almost certain the rider on slicks who won, wasn't up against anyone on rains. The traction difference is a world apart
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Streetbike 06 KTM 950 Supermoto
Vintage Racebike 94 YZF 750R
GTU Endurance Racebike 01 CBR929
Last edited by omnivore; 04-29-2013 at 11:18 PM.