CHAMPCAR/CART: Road America: Bridgestone preview

Race Distance: 210.496 mi./338.760 km (52 laps on the 4.048-mile/6.515-km road course). Potenza Race Tires Supplied: Bridgestone delivered 744 dry-condition and 304 wet-condition Potenza race tires for use this weekend. All were produced at the...

Race Distance: 210.496 mi./338.760 km (52 laps on the 4.048-mile/6.515-km road course).

Potenza Race Tires Supplied: Bridgestone delivered 744 dry-condition and 304 wet-condition Potenza race tires for use this weekend. All were produced at the Bridgestone Technical Center in Akron, Ohio. Bridgestone brought a single dry tire specification and a single wet spec to Road America, allowing every team and driver equal footing on the racetrack. There will NOT be an alternate dry-spec tire available this weekend.

* Dry-condition tires ("slicks"): Each car receives nine sets of slicks (36 total tires) for the race weekend, to use as its team determines in the practice, qualifying and race sessions. The Bridgestone Motorsport race tire development team has brought a new specification for this weekend's event. The construction is identical to that used last season at Road America, with slight changes to the compound. This is the only time this season that this particular specification will be used.

* Wet-condition tires ("rains"): Bridgestone supplies each car up to four new sets (16 tires) of grooved-tread rain tires per race weekend on road and street courses, as needed. In addition, teams may use two sets of rain tires per car issued at a previous event. Bridgestone brought its durable road-course rain tire specification for this weekend's event.

Quote from Al Speyer, Executive Director, Bridgestone Motorsport: "Road America is quite different from any other course we run, and it presents some unique challenges for us. The length of the course and speeds run here require us to provide a harder compound than what we use at most venues 0x2022 in fact, this is the hardest road-course compound we use in Champ Car competition. As road courses go, Road America is certainly the toughest one for us a tire manufacturer, but we've brought what we believe is a tire that will hold up well here. It's a specification unique to this track that we won't use anywhere else this season."

-bridgestone

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