----- Original Message -----
From "Mike & Kerry Gigante" <mikeg at vicnet.net.au>
To: "Gerard Chateauvieux" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Bill L"
Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2001 8:09 PM
Subject: Re: tires? (don't use Hoosier Street TD on the street)
> Please don't use the Hoosier Street TD on the road.
> a) on bumpy roads the car will dart all over the place
> b) if it rains, you may well have a nasty repair bill (or worse)
> I use the Hoosiers on the track, I have even raced on them in the wet,
> but the consensus is that that are not safe in wet weather. Race officials
> at the Healey race at Mt Panorama (Bathurst) told Peter Brice and I
> (we were both on Hoosiers) that they would not let us start with
> Hoosiers in very wet Sunday race. Luckily we both managed to get
> sets of Yoko A032R 'Advan' at the track. We happily forked out the
> money because this track is one of the very best circuits in the world and
> it is rare that non-professionals get to compete there. The Yokos worked
> extremely well.
> The organisers also cancelled a race for which the control tire was the
> A far better recommendation for street use is the Yokohama A032R I
> mentioned earlier. It is available in 175/60R13, it has excellent wet & dry
> it works from cold, it is the most progressive street legal tyre I have ever
> used in the wet.
> On the track, in the dry it gets squirrelly after maybe 5 laps (i.e. quickly)
> but the times are still pretty much the same as the Hoosiers and my other
> favourite tire - Dunlop D98J Formula R The Formula R compound I have
> used will be difficult to get up to optimum temperature on the road....
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gerard Chateauvieux" <email@example.com>
> To: "Bill L" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
> Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2001 1:30 PM
> Subject: Re: tires?
> > Bill,
> > I'm not an expert on tires, but Hoosier makes a race tire that's legal for
> > the street. I don't know what kind of milage you can get, but like you
> > said... "not concerned with durability". I can give you a model number/size
> > I have on my Panasports if you're interested.
> > Gerard