Time of the Hoosier relative to the Toyo is irrelevant - what was the laptime of that Hoosier relative to when it was had 1, 2 or 3 HC?
The hoosier has that magic lap (we seemed to see it at Sonoma during our Rational) so people can be coaxed into buying more tires to run at the front whereas the Toyo seems to have more area under the curve for it's happy place.
Brian, I agree lap time doesn't matter... Was just trying to point out info. We can run on anything, it will not change my approach. I think some that don't run many tracks or many hours of time should know that at some tracks things change(not always the tire) temperature, greeness of asphalt etcc...more fresh rubber will be required. Our data showed that where you needed new Toyos to run your fastest, you needed new Hoosiers... Where you can go fast with cycled Toyos, you could run cycled Hoosiers. I am just wondering out loud, if stickers will be stickers depending on time an place, no matter what the tire manufacturer?
I gave my opinion on what I like, but that's because of my background in racing. A spec class, all on the same tire is really the only thing
important.... Just happy to be in Spec Miata, whatever tire you guys want will be fine with many of us.
And Brian to answer your question the Hoosier was faster every HC relative to the toyo.... Even same life at Same track, but we know that may NOT be the case for everyone, everywhere.
Again, I have no Strong personal opinion, but I do have hours of data I wanted to pass on