Thats a fair chunk of money with those double bookings Will, but a very nice year (hopefully).
Yeah its not a cheap trip, but I've wanted to do a Euro trip/trackday for the last few years.
I was booked on the Spa trackday last year, but ofcourse that got cancelled so I've decided to make the most of it this year.
Thinking of the long-ish drive and TD's, what tyres are you running at Spa and the Ring?
That is a really good question and something I've already been giving some thought to.
Currently I'm running the Rays wheels in 17x9 with Michelin PS4's in 245/45/17.
Now this is an excellent all round setup for track and I'm happy with the grip level provided in the wet and dry and it's a tyre I've got loads of experience with.
However these current PS4's, whilst only 12 months old have already done 8 trackdays so far.
I therefore got a couple of options I'm considering (I'll likely take an emergency spare wheel with me)
Option 1: Run the existing PS4's, but they might be passed their best and could get shread with 4 basically back to back trackday within a week.
Option 2: Buy a brand new set of PS4's, however I'm not sure if a brand new set will hold up to that much punishment.
Option 3: Fit a set of dedicated track tyres to the Rays wheels and run those.
Option 4: Take two sets of wheels, a road set to drive over on and a track set to run when on circuit.
These are the track tyres I'm looking at, should I decide on Option 3 or 4. In order of preferrence:
1. Nankang CR1 (A brand new tyre that should be release sortly, similar to a A052 or Trofeo R)
2. Toyo Proxxies R888R
3. Nankang AR1
4. Yokohama A052 (This would be my preferred choice but it's the most expensive tyre listed, £100 a corner more expensive than all the others.)