The g-Force R1 radial is BFGoodrich’s Racetrack & Autocross Only special-use DOT-legal racing tire developed for prepared vehicles looking for road race and endurance race performance, as well as track-day drivers seeking predictable grip that is comfortable to drive at the limit lap after lap. While taking longer to come up to temperature, the g-Force R1 offers enduring dry grip and extended wear in hotter ambient temperatures on tracks that are hard on tires (compared to the g-Force R1-S). However, the g-Force R1 will not offer the ultimate grip of g-Force R1-S tires nor is it as well suited for cool days.
While g-Force R1 radials meet DOT requirements, they are not appropriate for highway use. g-Force R1 radials are not recommended for driving in wet conditions where standing water is present and there is the risk of hydroplaning; drivers should drive cautiously at reduced speeds if they encounter these conditions. And like all Racetrack & Autocross Only tires, g-Force R1 radials are not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice. It’s also essential these tires be stored indoors at temperatures maintained above 32 degrees F.
The g-Force R1 uses a competition tread compound molded into a symmetric, non-directional, semi-slick tread design with just 4/32″ of beginning tread depth eliminating the need for shaving. Rubber bridges are molded repeatedly across the two DOT-required circumferential grooves to promote even wear and further the tire’s slick-like performance. While the tires require minimal scuffing, heat cycling is recommended to further enhance consistency and wear.
The tread compound warms up to provide predictable grip that is forgiving and easy to drive at the limit. The symmetric, semi-slick tread design allows the g-Force R1 to rotate in different directions and be used at different vehicle wheel positions to maximize treadlife. The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by a spirally wrapped polyamide cord on top of a two-ply nylon cord casing.
The g-Force R1 cannot be mixed with g-Force R1-S tires on a vehicle.