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Old Apr 10th 2019, 04:56 AM   #1
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Pirelli SC3 SLICKS

Anyone got any experience with the SC3 compound in slicks ?

Especialy at COTA, as it is a very high grip track
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Old Apr 10th 2019, 08:51 AM   #2
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I ran them last year at Jennings... the temps were low (low 60s)... I had a good experience, they held up well and my lap times were actually a second or so faster than SC2 compound I ran the next day! Granted day one Geoff May was towing me around...


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Old Apr 10th 2019, 01:17 PM   #3
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I ran them last year at Jennings... the temps were low (low 60s)... I had a good experience, they held up well and my lap times were actually a second or so faster than SC2 compound I ran the next day! Granted day one Geoff May was towing me around...


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Thanks man

That was the confirmation I was looking for

Just ordered sc2 front and sc3 for my next 2 day trackday at COTA

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Old Apr 10th 2019, 01:19 PM   #4
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Thanks man



That was the confirmation I was looking for



Just ordered sc2 front and sc3 for my next 2 day trackday at COTA



Hope to see some other forum members there


Itís hard to tell a difference to be honest... at least at my level of riding... but itís stable and durable. Everyone knows Jennings chews up tires like crazy!

Wish I was closer, Iíd love to ride COTA. Have fun!


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Typically harder compounds will work better on lower track temps and, of course, more abrasive surfaces. Seems counter-intuitive, but the problem with softer compounds on a cold track is they tear.
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Old Apr 10th 2019, 02:20 PM   #6
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Typically harder compounds will work better on lower track temps and, of course, more abrasive surfaces. Seems counter-intuitive, but the problem with softer compounds on a cold track is they tear.
I would have figured you need softer when it's colder.
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I would have figured you need softer when it's colder.
Nope, he's right. Need a harder compound in the cold or the tire will tear on you.
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When compared to the SC2 rear, which is similar in characteristics, the SC3 offers greater durability and more constant performance in all ranges of use, at the cost of outright lap times. On the front, the SC3 is versatile and offers constant performance. Compared to an SC1 it offers longer mileage but at the cost of grip and lap times, while if compared to the SC2 it continues to offers better mileage. The new SC3 is an excellent solution for endurance competition and track day riders and for example, Northern Europe Championships, where these new tires are less likely to tear with the cold During the year it will also be appearing in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship but only as a front option: the circuits the World Championship are raced on, the length of the races and the temperatures normally encountered on these occasions do not in fact make it a valid solution for the rear where, in almost all cases, riders prefer the higher performance SC0.
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SC3 are very good for temps below 60 degrees, after that I go to the SC2 up till 85, after that it’s only SC1 compounds I use.... I select tires bye Temperatures first, Grip levels 2nd and sometimes I take track layout into consideration.. I run SC2 front 90% of the time, this is for Racing purposes only... Track days I use whatever takeoffs I have laying around..
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SC3 are very good for temps below 60 degrees, after that I go to the SC2 up till 85, after that it’s only SC1 compounds I use.... I select tires bye Temperatures first, Grip levels 2nd and sometimes I take track layout into consideration.. I run SC2 front 90% of the time, this is for Racing purposes only... Track days I use whatever takeoffs I have laying around..
This pretty much sums it up. I opt for the SC1 front most of the time, but it's more preference and feel than anything else. Definitely more stability in the SC2 under heavy braking.
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