Yes. Imagine the fast wear / poor weather conditions - 720s Pista etc who don't check tire pressures let alone wear.I don't disagree at all. A Ring time would be nice...but in the grand scheme of things, I don't care very much because IMHO the rings times are heavily massaged. Who really knows what games are being played when factory efforts are involved. Like Ferrari ringers in magazine tests. Porsche and Lambo Ring times are suspect to me. To each their own. Even the Laguna Seca lap for the Viper ACR-E was insane compared to what Randy P was able to do in a 'normal' test. I think a Ring test would be too costly and not enough benefit for McLaren. I also think most people know the Senna is the fastest street car available on just about any track. The 765LT is gonna be a BEAST on track.
Nonetheless...Corvette and Porsche have ALWAYS put their most track capable tire on their top of the line cars. ZR-1 with Cup 2's. Z06/Z07 Package with Cup 2's. GT2 and GT3RS with Cup 2R's. It's been this way for a while...and I can't see it changing. The fact is, cars are MUCH faster than they've ever been...which is likely the bigger issue at play here. Too fast for most people...You can get into trouble very quickly. Having said that...for car lovers, we live in great times. Enjoy it...
Recently logged some miles on the Senna - if someone wants to something faster strongly suggest they take out life insurance.
Ring times are suspect but so is any racing - whatever the cost I think the factories building at this level should be there.