Firestone Racing has confirmed that they will bring the same tires that were used at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg earlier this season to this weekend’s doubleheader Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Lear with the tires having the same compound and construction as those used in St Pete.
Speaking ahead of the doubleheader, Cory Williams, Lead Program engineer with Bridgestone Americas Motorsports said:
To meet the demands of the Detroit racing circuit, Firestone Racing is bringing tires with the same compound and construction used at this year’s Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg. These race-proven primary and alternate tires are well suited for the varied concrete surfaces at Belle Isle. The Firestone Race Tire Engineering team uses different materials in building street course tires compared to road and oval courses and the design process accounts for more low to high speed turns, surface changes and inconsistent road undulations that drivers encounter across each unique street course design.