I think this might be the year I finally try my first track day. I'm working out a list of things I need sorted on the car beforehand and, besides the usual servicing and checking fluid levels, etc. I'm thinking some decent pads (DS2500 or similar) and track day rubber would be worth the investment. This is not so I can push the car to the max, but to prevent fade and tyres going off whilst I'm busy concentrating on learning how to drive on the track.
I have a set of 16" Civic Sport alloys and I was thinking of using these as my track day wheels. This means tyres are much cheaper but I do have the following queries:
- Would I be ok only using track tyres on the front and standard OEM alloys and road tyres on the rear?
- As the 16" size tyre has a higher side profile (55 vs 45), will it flex more and result in a less than convincing performance?
Any input welcome. As a total track day newb I'm not looking for ultimate performance as such, but a relatively cost effective way of ensuring my car is reasonably sorted for it.