Definitely agree that oversprung with more rubber, and ideally a bit more end stroke ramp up than I run, is likely a good setup for Enduro racers and it matches my experience.
When I'm attacking rough terrain (like you would when racing), the oversprung / stiff setup is definitely faster, and feels safer/more stable to me compared to my other G16 setup which is ~180mm of travel front and rear at a more traditional spring rate.
Issue then becomes fitness. It's nice to have that longer/softer travel on longer days in rough terrain.
The mary is an addix soft, rolls fast for what it is IMO, also am using the e-bike version of aggaro on rear because apparently they used faster rubber to "extend battery life" which is a questionable take but can confirm that it indeed rolls fast on the analog bike haha.
Another note on the Mary in 2.25 size, the standard 2-2-2-3 center block arrangement was changed to all 2-2-2-2 which was a surprise, added a photo to link above of it if curious. Am digging the tire though and have come to learn that I like more spiky/open tread patterns which I think is due to my light weight (155lb), I think I dont have enough weight to get more dense tread patterns to bite/dig in. Am wondering if anyone else has noticed a rider weight to tread density preference correlation.