JSR launches new SBR for high performance tires

Tokyo – JSR Corp. has developed a new styrene butadiene copolymer rubber (SBR) for automotive tires with “significantly improved” mechanical strength and wear resistance compared to conventional SBR, the company announced 3 Sept.

Developed to meet the demands of future mobility, the new rubber combines JSR’s “unique polymerisation and hydrogenation technologies” to control the number of unsaturated bonds in the material.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Pirelli P Zero Named Best Performance Tire

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Pirelli recently announced that its P Zero tire has been the best ultra-high performance tire by Evo magazine.

Evo, an international publication for car enthusiasts worldwide, was founded in 1998. The slogan of the magazine is “the thrill of driving”.

Read the source article at Autosphere.ca

GfK: Summer tire sales rise 14% in 2019

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NEW YORK — Summer tire sales from independent tire dealers increased 14% in the first half of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, according to point-of-sale data from research and analytics firm GfK.

“With 1.8 million units sold, summer tires have accounted for $291 million in revenue so far this year,” GfK said in an Aug. 27 release.

 

Read the source article at Tire Business

NASCAR tweaks uncontrolled tire definition following industry feedback

Following recent scrutiny from some of the biggest names in the sport, NASCAR has adjusted its definition for what is an uncontrolled tire across all three national tours. In a rules update released to teams on Wednesday, crew members will no longer be required to be within an arm’s length when controlling tires. A tire will only be considered uncontrolled if the tires create a safety issue or interfere-impede with another competitor’s pit stop.

Read the source article at autoweek.com

Michelin designs all-season UHP run-flats for 2020 mid-engine ‘Vette

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TUSTIN, Calif. — The 2020 Corvette is the first mid-engine version of Chevrolet’s iconic two-seat sports car in its 60-plus-year history – and the first Corvette to come OE with all-season tires.

Read the source article at Tire Business

Goodyear returns to ultra, ultra high-performance tire market with Porsche fitments

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Goodyear’s Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has been homologated for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS in sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL at the front and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL at the rear.

Jan Frank, lead engineer, Porsche Motorsport, commented, “The new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has proven to provide the very high performance level we require. Goodyear has designed a great tire, which perfectly adheres to the extreme requirements of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.”

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

Pirelli adapting its electrifying performance for mobility changes

Pirelli may be synonymous with traditional ideas of high performance, but in 2019 the tyre manufacturer is increasingly adapting what this segment of the market can mean. Earlier in 2019, Pirelli reported that tyres made according to the company’s Green Performance strategy had risen from 20 per cent a decade ago to 29.8 per cent in 2018 – not only that, but Green Performance tyres accounted for 57.5 per cent of Pirelli’s High Value product sales.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Yokohama Tire Returns To The ‘Race To Clouds’ As Sponsor And Exclusive Tire Provider For The Porsche Pikes Peak Division

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For the second consecutive year, Yokohama Tire and Porsche Motorsport North America are teaming up for another run in the “Race to the Clouds.” Yokohama is the sponsor and exclusive tire supplier for the Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama at the famous Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Organization, on June 30 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Read the source article at Aftermarket News

Goodyear launches ‘ultimate all-rounder’ and new super car tyres

Goodyear has officially presented its next-generation Ultra High Performance (UHP) road tyre, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. Billed as “the ultimate all-rounder”, the tyre uses new technology to produce “significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling without compromising ride comfort or road noise”

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Nexen Tire Motorsports Kicks Off 2019 Formula DRIFT In Long Beach

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Nexen Tire America has officially kicked off the 2019 Formula DRIFT season with this year’s Nexen Tire Motorsports Formula Drift team. Nexen Tire Motorsports introduced its team at the season kick-off event – Formula DRIFT Round 1: Streets of Long Beach – April 5-6 with all drivers running laps on Nexen Tire N’Fera SUR4G street-legal drift tires.

Read the source article at Aftermarket News