BF Goodrich G-Force R1

Sources tell us the BFG G-Force R1 is one of the best tires for Time Attacks. If you are a road racing and circuit fanatic – this is something for you as well.

The g-Force R1 radial is BFGoodrich’s Track & Competition DOT racing tire developed for prepared vehicles looking for race- and time attack-winning performance, as well as track-day drivers seeking predictable grip that is comfortable to drive at the limit. The g-Force R1 radial is designed to offer best in class dry grip, cornering power, steering response and turn-in precision to inspire driver confidence for the quickest times lap after lap.

The g-Force R1 uses a competition tread compound molded into a symmetric, non-directional, semi-slick tread design with just 4/32″ of beginning tread depth eliminating the need for shaving. Rubber bridges are molded repeatedly across the two DOT-required circumferential grooves to promote even wear and further the tire’s slick-like performance. While the tires require minimal scuffing, heat cycling is recommended to further enhance consistency and wear. The tread compound warms up quickly and operates over a wide temperature range to provide predictable grip that is forgiving and easy to drive at the limit. The symmetric, semi-slick tread design allows the g-Force R1 to rotate in different directions and be used at different vehicle wheel positions to maximize treadlife. The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by a spirally wrapped polyamide cord on top of a two-ply nylon cord carcass.

NOTE: While BFGoodrich g-Force R1 radials meet DOT requirements, they are not appropriate for highway use as the expected miles of wear from their racing tread compounds is greatly reduced. The g-Force R1 radials are not recommended for driving in wet conditions where there is the risk of hydroplaning. Drivers should drive cautiously at reduced speeds in these conditions.

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