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BFGoodrich Tires, official partner of the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup (presented by BFGoodrich Tires), has provided the slick and wet tires for the professional series. Due to the interest the Global MX-5 Cup car has received by club racers and track day members, BFG, in cooperation with Mazda Motorsports and Long Road Racing, designed and developed the BFGoodrich g-Force R1-S - a DOT compliant competition race tire suitable for SCCA T3 / STL, NASA PTC, and country club or track day enthusiasts.

 

215-45ZR17-R1S.jpg

 

As with the pro series’ g-Force slick, the DOT tire is proportionally sized to fit the tight confines of the ND-chassis on the spec Rays 17×7.5 wheel and maintain the constructor engineered ride height.  The g-Force R1-S uses track proven BFG performance from experience gained in the Battery Tender Mazda Mx-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires series since 2009, as well as SCCA Majors competition including three SCCA Runoffs National Championships in 2016 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

 

Designed, engineered, and Made in the USA

 

MSPN                           77121

Size                              215/40ZR17

Section Width             218 mm

Overall Diameter        610 mm

Series Spec Wheel     17″ x 7.5″

UTQG                            40

 

Warning: For safety and performance, the DOT g-Force R1-S should not be mixed with the pro series g-Force slick on the race vehicle.

 

Price: $280.00 per tire. Check with Long Road Racing or Jackson Motorsports Group for any potential pricing changes.

 

Available exclusively at the following race tire distributors in North America:

 

BFGoodrich Trackside Service

Jackson Motorsports Group (JMG), Greenville, SC     1.800.RACE.BFG

 

Global MX-5 Cup Constructor

Long Road Racing (LRR), Inc., Statesville, NC     1.980.223.8547

 

 

 

 


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I guess we are pretty spoiled paying 100.00 less per tire. I was going to say since Mazda was involved that maybe some day we might get this tire, but the Hoosier deal is pretty hard to beat. I had raced on the GForce R1's in Regional racing before we went to a spec tire years ago. I was impressed with their tires. Lots of grip and long lasting.


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Just did a quick google search for the price on a 205-50-15 Hoosier R7, the same tire we race with, but without the SM designation. Found a typical retail price to be $246.00. The value of the SCCA/Mazda deal to the end user (you and me) is $70 per tire. So $280 is a pretty fair price.

 

FYI, this wheel and tire combo is a direct bolt on to a NA or NB Miata. Same bolt pattern and the offset works. Nc has a 5 bolt pattern.


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Have 2 sets on order for Sebring, running T3 in the Global car.


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Just did a quick google search for the price on a 205-50-15 Hoosier R7, the same tire we race with, but without the SM designation. Found a typical retail price to be $246.00. The value of the SCCA/Mazda deal to the end user (you and me) is $70 per tire. So $280 is a pretty fair price.

 

FYI, this wheel and tire combo is a direct bolt on to a NA or NB Miata. Same bolt pattern and the offset works. Nc has a 5 bolt pattern.

I've been told that the R7 is different than the SM7 in compound? NASA PT rules gives different points to take for each which would indicate a difference?


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