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      08-09-2012, 04:04 PM   #7
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Drives: i8 2014
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tampere, Finland

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I was finally able to test Trofeo R at racetrack. Today I lapped around 45 laps and yes, Trofeo R works very well! Tire is sticky and grip excellent. I tried to keep around 2,5 bar hot pressure around the car and after adjustments my M3 started to work with that set-up. I'm not sure if car could have stand even lower pressures but sidewall seemed to show some small bending and I didn't want to go further. Front camber was -3,0 and tyre seems to work well with that.

After session I inspected front tyres. You could find only very moderate wearing even after nearly 50 high speed laps. Trofeo R seems to last significantly longer than previous semislics (Yokohama, Kumho) I have used. A very good feature.

Let's see what happens after more laps but right now definitely +++ for Trofeo R!
i8 2014 (PI, Protonic Blue), X1 25i 2016. Gone F30 320i xDrive 2013, E84 X1 23d 2010, E60 530 xdA 2006, E92M3 2008, R53 Mini Cooper S 2006, F430 F1 2008