racing tires

Bridgestone Launches New Motorcycle Tire for Hard Enduro Racing

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has begun sales of the Battlecross E50 Extreme, a new tire for motorcycle enduro racing. Launched on Nov. 1, this new offering has been made available as a rear tire with the size of 140/80-18 70M. It is made specifically for competitive racing specs, and so cannot be used on public roads. The Battlecross E50 Extreme is...

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Yokohama Rubber Adds New Sizes to Gymkhana Racing Tire Lineup

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has added three new sizes to the lineup of its Advan A08B Spec G series of gymkhana racing tires, making these available on Oct. 2. The new sizes are 235/40R18 95W, 215/45R17 91V and 225/45R17 94V. Launched just last month, the Advan A08B Spec G is based on the Advan A08B, a street radial tire...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Launch New Line of Motocross Racing Tires

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is planning an Oct. 1 launch for the Dunlop Geomax MX53, a motocross racing tire optimized for intermediate terrain. The lineup will include six sizes of front tire and 11 sizes of rear tire. Compared to the existing Geomax MX52, this new tire adopts a taller, thinner apex, making for more uniform rigidity in the...

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Toyo Tires Works With Subsidiaries to Supply Tires for Score Baja 400 Race in Mexico

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) has announced that it has provided tires to seven drivers set to compete in the inaugural Score Baja 400 race, which will be held in Mexico over Sept. 18–22. The company has supplied these seven drivers with its Open Country series of off-road tires, which are made for pickup trucks and SUVs. These efforts are being...

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Michelin Japan to Launch New Circuit Racing Sports Tire Usable on Public Roads

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is set to launch the new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 R, marketing this as a circuit racing sports tire that can also be used on public roads. The tire will be available in two sizes, with the lineup consisting of one 20-inch and one 21-inch size. Incorporating the latest technologies that Michelin has cultivated throughout...

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Sumitomo Rubber Launches High-Grip Competitive Tire for Use on Hard Dirt Surfaces

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has begun sales of the Dunlop Direzza 95R, a competitive tire for use in rallies and dirt trials. Launched on Sept. 11, the tire is available in two sizes: 205/65R15 94Q and 185/60R15 88Q XL, with the XL indicating the ability to carry extra load. Offering a high level of grip, the Dunlop Direzza 95R...

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