Yokohama Adds New UHP Tire to Advan Line

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Yokohama Tire Corp. has rolled out a new ultra high performance tire for its Advan line –the Advan A052.

Designed for sports car, track day and race enthusiasts, the A052 offers extreme grip for street and track use.

The tire features an all-new asymmetric tread pattern and special compound derived from Yokohama’s racing heritage, the tiremaker said. A stable outer compound rib with a notched micro groove helps with enhanced heat dissipation.

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Michelin Wins Four J.D. Power Original Equipment Tire Awards

GREENVILLE, S.C.March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Michelin has been awarded top honors in all four segments of the 2017 J.D. Power Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study. The four new awards in 2017 raise Michelin’s win total to 84 all-time since the J.D. Power tire study began in 1989. This tally represents four times more awards than all other tire manufacturers combined.

Michelin swept the industry’s top honors in the Luxury, Passenger Car, Truck/Utility and Performance Sport segments. It was the company’s 14th consecutive highest ranking in the Luxury category, ninth consecutive top ranking for Passenger Car and second consecutive top ranking in the Truck/Utility category.

“Michelin has always been committed to providing our automotive manufacturing partners with a premium product that meets their performance and safety needs,” said Nicolas Duriez, vice president of operations for passenger and light truck original equipment tires, Michelin North and South America. “It is great to see our close collaboration validated by our partners’ most important customers – the purchasers of new vehicles.”

The 2017 U.S. Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study is based on responses from more than 29,622 original owners of 2015 and 2016 model-year vehicles. Satisfaction is examined in four measures: tire wear, tire ride, tire appearance and tire traction/handling. The study was fielded in October through December 2016. More information about the 2017 O.E. Tire Customer Satisfaction Study can be found HERE.

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Michelin gains 3 ‘supercar’ OE fitments

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CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — Group Michelin has invested more than two years in the development of tires for recently launched ultra-high-performance sports cars.

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Hankook Tire Announces 2017 Motorsports Program

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Following an incredible 2016 Formula Drift season, which saw Hankook driver Chris Forsberg win his third Formula Drift Championship, Hankook Tire announced its plans to bolster its Formula Drift roster and racing tires heading into the 2017 season.

Reigning champion and Formula Drift legend Chris Forsberg will be back for his seventh consecutive year with Hankook, alongside friend and fellow Hankook teammate Ryan Tuerck.

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Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S Pushes the Performance Envelope Even Further

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The all-new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S, an ultra-high-performance summer tire launched back in January at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, is the successor to the popular and highly regarded Michelin Pilot Super Sport, combining the best attributes of the latter with those of the Pilot Sport Cup 2.

Designed for sports cars and other performance vehicles, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S weds sportiness and safety, with a promise to deliver exceptional steering precision, remarkable directional stability, and maximum grip in any kind of weather conditions.

In fact, Michelin is proud to point out that third-party testing carried out on German tracks ranked the Pilot Sport 4 S first ahead of five other ultra-high-performance tires in terms of dry-surface and wet-surface braking. In dry conditions it also registered the fastest lap times.

 

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BKT launches new All Terrain Vehicle tyre

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Balkrishna Industries Ltd has launched a new tyre–Sierra Max–in its ATV(All Terrain Vehicle) range, specially designed for racing racing vehicles whizzing through muddy areas, deserts, and over rocky surfaces. This tyre features a radial structure enabling a very agile drive along with a comfortable ride even under the toughest conditions. The special tread pattern provides for a large footprint on the ground ensuring exceptional front and lateral traction.

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Kenda Partners with VORE Adrenaline Compound

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Kenda Tires has been named the Official Tire Sponsor of the off-road driving experience VORE Adrenaline Compound.

“We are happy to announce our partnership with the VORE Adrenaline Compound,” said Jimmy Yang, president of Kenda Tires. “VORE will be another platform for Kenda to prove the durability and performance of our light truck products as well as our ultra-high performance tires.”

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Hankook Rolls Out New UHP Tire

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Hankook Tire Co. is launching a new semi-slick tire for extreme ultra-high performance—the Ventus R-s4. The tire replaces the Ventus R-s3.

Ventus R-s4 is a semi-slick tire with maximized grip, durability, and handling performance perfect for both racing and general driving, the tiremaker said.

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2017 marks Pirelli’s 110th year in motorsport

Turin, Italy – Pirelli is celebrating “110 Years of Motorsport” this year. Renowned for supplying top racing teams with high-performance tires, Pirelli first entered the motorsport world back at the end of the 19th century when the company’s founder, Giovanni Battista Pirelli, realized that motorbike races could serve as a testing ground for his consumer level products.

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Yokohama Partners with Spartan Race

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Yokohama has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement and is now the “Official Tire of the U.S. Spartan Race,” an exclusive branding designation at select obstacle course races across the U.S. in 2017, including the five Spartan Race U.S. Championship Series events that will air on NBC Sports Network and the 2017 Reebok World Championship on NBC.

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