Doesn't mind brake/throttle overlap, but it's still slow out of the box. Shifts are abrupt and the wheel tugs tight at wide-open throttle.
Some of the Pilot's poorly sorted brakes are due to the tires that offer little bite, but also they faded after only three stops. Moderate ABS noise and some dive. Pedal got squishy and pads began to stink.
On the skid pad, steering loads moderately as speed increases and the Pilot is prone to oversteer on the skid pad. The best technique was to slip the rear out slightly (controllably) all the way around. Playful and enthusiastic but the M+S tires limit hooliganistic behavior. In the slalom, again, it was prone to oversteer and it does ramp-up through the slalom course, but the steering is quick and precise enough to "catch it." Ultimately the tires give up before the otherwise willing chassis does. What it gives up in tires, it makes up for in athleticism.