racing tires

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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Yokohama Rubber President Lays Out Plans for Focus on Motorsport Events

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) President Masataka Yamaishi has laid out plans to continue his company’s active focus on motorsport events this year, which marks the beginning of the company’s new medium-term management plan, “Grand Design 2020.” Yamaishi revealed his plans as part of an April 22 press conference at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, where the first...

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Yokohama Rubber Adds New Size to Advan A053 Dirt Trial Tire

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has introduced and begun selling a new size of its Advan A053 radial tire for rally and dirt trials. Adding a 205/65R15 94Q size to its existing lineup of 215/60R15 94Q, 195/65R15 91Q and 185/65R15 88Q variants, the tire now comes in four sizes. The lineup uses different tread patterns for left and right wheels,...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches New Racing Kart Tire Approved by JAF

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) launched on Jan. 10 the Advan SLJ-branded ADJ racing kart tire, which meets the tire specifications of the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF). The tire comes in two sizes – 3.6×10.0-5 and 5.0×11.0-5 – and has no suggested retail price. A dry tire for cadet-class racing karts, the ADJ is based on its predecessor, the AAJ....

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Porsche Model Equipped With Michelin Tires Shatters Nurburgring Lap Record

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. recently revealed that Porsche AG’s 2018 911 GT2 RS sports car, equipped with Michelin’s new Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, set a new lap record for street-legal sports cars at Germany’s Nurburgring-Nordschleife racetrack. With an average speed of 184.11 kilometers per hour, the car managed to complete a lap of the 20.6 kilometer track in...

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