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Bridgestone’s New RE-71R; The New Street Tire Track Day King? PART TWO

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After a remarkable first test of Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Andrie Hartanto is taking a step further in testing this Bridgestone street tires at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, with SpeedSF Track Events. To recap from last Buttonwillow test, the RE-71R definitely proved to be a winner amongst the 180-200 treadwear category after putting it to the test against his favorite street tire, the Dunlop Direzza Star Spec II.

Just how amazing is Bridgestone’s Potenza RE-71R? This time around, we decided to put RE-71R against the popular Nitto NT01 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, where Hartanto set the track record last year while winning the 2014 STU SCCA Runoffs National Champion title.

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After a remarkable first test of Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Andrie Hartanto is taking a step further in testing this Bridgestone street tires at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, with SpeedSF Track Events. To recap from last Buttonwillow test, the RE-71R definitely proved to be a winner amongst the 180-200 treadwear category after […]

Bridgestone’s New RE-71R; The New Street Tire Track Day King? PART ONE

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Bridgestone’s Potenza RE-71R

 

At a recent SpeedSF Track Event day at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a participant brought up the old Bridgestone test article. “Hey, you guys tested the RE-11A awhile back. How come you haven’t told us about the new RE-71R yet?”

We recalled a conversation had with our friends at Bridgestone during the previous RE-11A test in which they alluded to a new tire further down the product pipeline. This was a tire that they claimed would be much more interesting, but likely a few years away from being released. This got us thinking; was the RE-71R THE tire that the Bridgestone guys were telling us about? We had to find out for ourselves. We contacted our partners at Bridgestone, told them what we wanted to do and they agreed to provide us with a set of tires for us to test.

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  At a recent SpeedSF Track Event day at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a participant brought up the old Bridgestone test article. “Hey, you guys tested the RE-11A awhile back. How come you haven’t told us about the new RE-71R yet?” We recalled a conversation had with our friends at Bridgestone during the previous RE-11A […]

Hartanto Closes Out 2015 BimmerWorld Season With an Impressive Performance at Road Atlanta

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The 2015 Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge season was coming to an end with its final race at Road Atlanta. Heading into the event, the team was ready to cast aside the forgettable challenges of their previous race at the Circuit of the Americas and rally together for a strong finish. The Andrie Hartanto/Tyler Cooke driver pairing for the No. 81 BimmerWorld Racing BMW F30 328i had demonstrated impressive promise all season long, however standing atop the podium had proved slightly too elusive thus far. The weather would be cooler than it had been all season, which would be a positive for the turbocharged entry, however the forecast indicated that rain loomed large over nearly the entire event.

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The 2015 Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge season was coming to an end with its final race at Road Atlanta. Heading into the event, the team was ready to cast aside the forgettable challenges of their previous race at the Circuit of the Americas and rally together for a strong finish. The Andrie Hartanto/Tyler Cooke driver […]

BimmerWorld in Texas: Oppressive Heat Hampers Performance, Hartanto Remains Upbeat

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With only two races remaining in the 2015 season, the driving team of Andrie Hartanto and Tyler Cooke took their No. 81 BimmerWorld F30 BMW 328 to the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas for another Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge showdown. Thus far, the season had provided the team with an abundance of opportunities and challenges. With intense heat levels throughout the team’s entire stay, BimmerWorld’s two-car endeavor would encounter its biggest challenge yet.

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With only two races remaining in the 2015 season, the driving team of Andrie Hartanto and Tyler Cooke took their No. 81 BimmerWorld F30 BMW 328 to the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas for another Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge showdown. Thus far, the season had provided the team with an abundance of opportunities […]