Friday, February 15, 2013

OneHotLap Polls: Most Exciting 2013 Performance Tire!

I love the smell of rubber in the morning! And in the afternoon. And at night. The sight of fat, sticky tires with big tread blocks really makes my pulse quicken!

This year has seen two very exciting tire introductions: the long-awaited Dunlop Direzza replacement and the new kid on the block BFG g-Force Rival. The Direzza has had a cult-like following among track day and autocross junkies and the Rival may be even faster, at least in the dry.

We were really curious to see how our poll would break out. It was neck and neck between the Direzza ZII and the Rival for the first few days and then the Direzza started opening a lead. The interest in these two tires is so significant, the other 3 poll entrants - the Hankook RS3, Toyo R1R, and the entire Other category - have only had a negligible number of votes.

It's not too late to cast your vote - the poll will be open for a few more days. We'll have to do another tire poll after the Bridgestone RE-11a come out in April. Better yet, we will have some real world reviews of the Dunlop Direzza ZII and BFG g-Force Rivals before that. Keep an eye on this space for updates.

Related 2013 Tire Posts:
Dunlop Direzza ZII: The Lap Time Comparison We've All Been Waiting for!
BFGoodrich g-Force Rival: The Plot Thickens!
First Dunlop Direzza ZIIs Shipped to Customers!!
Dunlop Star Spec Direzza ZII: A Tire as Exciting as a Date with Scarlet Johansson!