December 19, 2014
Bridgestone Motorcycle Race Tires and Track Day Tires

Bridgestone TiresTrackAddix is the Bridgestone Race Tire distributor for the Midwest region!  Tire Support is available at all TrackAddix weekend events at Mid-America Motorplex and Motorsports Park Hastings, as well as at all race events in the Midwest region.

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Bridgestone Model, Fitment, Compound and Temperature information.


People ask us all the time "Which tire should I use?  There's usually not one "right" answer, it depends on all of the variables involved such as the intended use, the pace and preferences of the rider, the budget, etc.  We have provided a general guideline for recommendations below, but these are not set in stone, they're simply our general guidelines for a starting point in tire recommendations.  Please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your personal riding needs to receive a more precise recommendation, we'd love to help you find the right tire!  Other than proper suspension setup, there's no more important aspect to going fast and being safe on the track than having a good set of tires!

TrackAddix Tire Recommendations -
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S20 Hypersport Tire

Tire Warmers: Not Required
Application: Street or Track
This is an advanced, multi-compound tire designed for sporty street and track day applications.  The harder center compound on the rear tire gives great life for street applications, while the softer shoulder and side compounds provide great grip for cornering on street or track.  We would say this tire is appropriate for track day use for a novice or intermediate track day rider who plans to put a moderate to high number of miles on their bike on the street as well.
BT-003RS Sport Tire

Tire Warmers: Not Required
Application: Street or Track

BT-003RS Brochure
This is the latest "track day" tire from Bridgestone, with a multi-compound construction for sport riding on street or track days.  The center compound on this tire is not as hard as the BT-016 and high mileage street riders will not get as many miles out of this tire as the BT-016.  For a dedicated track day rider up to an intermediate pace, or a street rider who does low to moderate mileage on the street and also does track days, this tire is a great choice.  No need for tire warmers with these for the track, they offer quick warm-up and good grip when cold, just take it easy for a lap or two.
R10 DOT Race Tire

Tire Warmers: Recommended
Application: Track Only

R10 Brochure
This is the latest DOT race tire from Bridgestone, appropriate for all track riders from novice up to expert racers.  Incredible grip, fast warm-up, and very light handling allowing tight radius turns and strong corner exits. Revised carcass and rubber compounds directly derived from the Bridgestone MotoGP tire program, these tires are the state-of-the-art in DOT race tire design!
Bridgestone Slicks

Tire Warmers: Required
Application: Track Only

 
If you want the best tire you can buy, with ultimate grip, feedback and feel, this is it!  Based upon Bridgestone MotoGP tire technology, the Bridgestone Slick offers the "factory rider" experience to track day riders and racers wanting it all!  Appropriate for fast intermediates up to expert racers who run tire warmers and have no DOT restrictions in their race classes.  Once you go to these tires, you won't go back!  These tires are responsible for more personal best lap times than we have seen with any other tire!
Bridgestone Rain Tires

Tire Warmers: Recommended
Application: Track Only

 
If you run the DOT race tire, or Slicks, and it rains, you will have no fun on the track.  That's where rain tires come in!  The Bridgestone rains offer incredible grip in wet conditions for racers wanting to maintain an advantage in adverse conditions, or track day riders who want to continue going fast despite wet weather.  If you've never ridden on a rain tire, you won't believe how much grip can be had in the rain!  Not for use in dry conditions under any circumstances, they will burn up in a very short time if ran in the dry.

Bridgestone Race Tire Recommended Pressures

Note: These are our recommendations, they are not set in stone and not guaranteed to work for you. Use these recommendations at your own responsibility, and if you have a local Bridgestone track support person available always take their recommendations over these generic guidelines.
(Baseline is 80 Degree Day Adjust For Temp & Track Conditions)

NOTE: Cold pressures are provided for baseline starting point only, always check temps off the warmers before first session and then hot off the track and adjust during the day if necessary to the correct hot off the track pressure. If not running warmers, then set cold and check hot off the track and adjust to the correct hot off the track pressure. Hot off the track temps should be measured as quickly as possible after coming off the track.

BT003 RS Track Day Tire
(+/- 2 lbs.)
Cold ----------- Off Warmers -------- Hot Off Track
29F / 27R ------ 31F / 29R ----------- 32F / 31R

BT003 Pro DOT Race
(+/- 2 lbs.)
Cold ----------- Off Warmers -------- Hot Off Track
27F / 26R ------ 29F / 28R ---------- 31F / 30R

R10 DOT Race
(+/- 2 lbs.)
Cold ----------- Off Warmers -------- Hot Off Track
26F / 26R ------ 29F / 30R ---------- 31F / 33R

Superbike Slicks
(+/- 2 lbs.)
Cold ----------- Off Warmers -------- Hot Off Track
27F / 24R ------ 29F / 26R ---------- 31F / 28R


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