Best track day tyresIn part one of Performance Bike’s blind tyre test of fast road and track day rubber, our ContiRaceAttack Comp Endurance was one of the surprise packages – with road tester John McAvoy awarding the tyre the highest personal score of all 7 he tested.

In their August 2015 edition, John headed to Rockingham circuit for the second part of the test – putting all 7 of the tyres through their paces on circuit. Accompanying John on the test was former Grand Prix racer Jeremy McWilliams, who would also blind test all of the tyres.

Rockingham is almost the perfect test circuit, packing in long curves, heavy braking, bumps, and both fast and slow direction changes to challenge every aspect of tyre behaviour over the course of just 1.94 miles. The test bike was the new 2015 BMW S1000RR, one of the most popular bikes in the UK for sticky track day rubber, with more than 190bhp at the back wheel.

With tyre warmers, Jeremy McWilliams set fast, data logged laps of the track using their Racelogic VBOX. John drew the short straw, and tested all the tyres without warmers to better assess their performance from cold.

Performance Bikes ContiRaceAttack TestThe ContiRaceAttack Comp Endurance, with Jeremy McWilliams on the bike, set the fastest lap of the test, recording a 1:27.61 around Rockingham – four hundredths of a second faster than the Supercorsa SP V2 which came in 2nd place. It was also faster than the likes of the new Metzeler Racetec RR K3 and Dunlop D211 GP Racer.

John McAvoy also once again gave the Continental his highest personal score of any of the seven tyres tested at Rockingham, 47 out of a potential 50. Here’s just a few of the comments from the two testers:

  • Stability

“Zero complaints. The rear isn’t the grippiest on this test, but because the stability is so good, it is all ok, even over bumps at full lean” – McAvoy

  • Turn-in

“The best bit of this tyre. I love the way that this tyre turns, especially at high speed” – McAvoy

  • Mid-corner

“Very solid, very stable, very easy to change line mid-corner. Lots of confidence. The bike feels light on these” – McAvoy

  • Exit Grip

“Some deterioration over distance. Tyre stays pretty consistent and keeps driving even if some spin occurs” – McWilliams

  • Feel

“Some creeping on peak torque but very good feedback. Feels great on maximum lean. Very good bump absorption” – McWilliams

Summing up John said the Conti’s were “a really nice set of tyres. I could have carried on lapping all day on these quite happily, and put the bike anywhere.” Jeremy followed up with his feedback saying that the tyre “starts up after half a lap and is at it’s best from laps three to eight. I’d happily use this tyre for both road and track.”

With the fastest lap of the test, and two highest personal scores from John McAvoy across the road and track tests, isn’t it time you tried the ContiRaceAttack Comp Endurance for your road and track day riding?