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    GT3 Hard or Soft Tires? Endurance Racing

    Is it better to start a Race with Hard Tires? Then later in the Race switch to softs?

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    depends on the track temperature, and forecasted weather
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    tire choice is based on track/ambient temps.
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    Always hard, the softs are useless.

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    Hards are useless when track temp is 25c or below
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visceral_Syn View Post
    Hards are useless when track temp is 25c or below
    Not in my experience, Hard have always performed better regardless of the temp unless its more like 0c or below. If Softs are better at 25c you're not driving fast enough.

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    At 90-110c, what PSI is a good start off pressure entering the track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbart_uk View Post
    Not in my experience, Hard have always performed better regardless of the temp unless its more like 0c or below. If Softs are better at 25c you're not driving fast enough.
    Soft tires > hard tires when tire temp is below ~70c. This is usually at fast tracks like monza, Spa, Le Mans, Daytona @ <30c track temp.

    I’m not that fast, but you can’t be driving fast enough to keep hard tires hot at 10c winter Spa.
    Or maybe you are, but you’re sacrificing a lot of time doing so.

    Quote Originally Posted by STaLLiOnO View Post
    At 90-110c, what PSI is a good start off pressure entering the track.
    More detail please.
    Could be 21-22 psi cold dependant on car, track type, conditions and brake setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hkraft300 View Post
    Soft tires > hard tires when tire temp is below ~70c. This is usually at fast tracks like monza, Spa, Le Mans, Daytona @ <30c track temp.

    I’m not that fast, but you can’t be driving fast enough to keep hard tires hot at 10c winter Spa.
    Or maybe you are, but you’re sacrificing a lot of time doing so.



    More detail please.
    Could be 21-22 psi cold dependant on car, track type, conditions and brake setup.
    I'm racing at Daytona road course. It's a 2 hour race.
    Start off with 21 psi in all tires?
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