Watched this last night, some interesting comparisons for Lotus owners. Pinch of salt, yada yada.
Nankang CRS (new one coming end of this year, early next)
Dunlop Direzza (non road legal)
Running order was generally:
Slowest AR1 = CRS = AD09 < A052 < Direzza Fastest
Points of note:
AD09 the star of the show in that it’s fundamentally a road tyre, but could stick with the track tyres. How it wears over time is an unknown, but it stayed consistent in a stint.
A052 as everyone knows was like cheese, by the end of just 10 laps it had already lost it’s advantage and was losing time to the others
Direzza fastest, lasted well, but not road legal
AR1 and CRS could have been the same tyre, just with a different tread pattern. Maybe the CRS handles rain a bit better
Cost wise the AR1 is still probably the best performance : £. Ultimately all are very close in performance with just 1.2 sec separating best from worst.
I don’t believe we’re getting AD09 in S1/S2 sizes which is a shame, but might be a V6 option??