The BFGoodrich company announces the release of tires, which will be equipped with cars in the famous rally-marathon.
In 2018, according to the press service of the company, the crew leaving Dakar” will go on tires All-Terrain T/A KDR2+. The new model was released a few days before sending the race cars to the starting place of the race in Peru. It was developed with the aim to combine excellent grip with superior handling and maneuverability, especially in loose soil.
“In rally-raids, tyres are subjected to incredible loads. Therefore, all the characteristics – throughput, manageability, durability, abrasion resistance and maintaining sufficient ground clearance is tailored to the extreme requirements. After all, we want the BFGoodrich tyres were ready for any challenge.
Since the first triumph of the tyres on the Dakar in 1999-2000 painstaking work on improving the company’s products did not stop. Our goal is to provide partners competitive tires, and that is why we work in close cooperation with customers”, – the head of Motorsport division Michelin Pascal Canon.
Engineers BFGoodrich used in new tyres and additional protection against punctures, as well as increased frame, to more effectively cope with severe conditions.
The tread pattern All-Terrain T/A KDR2+ has been completely redesigned compared with the model KDR2, which was used in the 2017 and was intended to monoperiodic cars. The grooves become wider, especially in the shoulder areas, which improves the characteristics of the movement in the loose soil. These tires are ideal for monoprinting and AWD vehicles.
For tires BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KDR2+ of each dimension on the “Dakar” will be available two options of stiffness: Soft and Medium. This will allow the teams to adjust the strategy of passing the parcel, depending on the complexity of the trajectories and prevailing weather conditions.
After the completion of the day of the races the participants “Dakar-2018” will be able to use the services of the service center BFGoodrich (free for teams that use tyres of a brand). The center will be open daily at 10:00, and after an evening’s work to transport to the place of next stop. Participants will receive services for the installation, dismantling and repair of tires. In the center there will be technical experts who will help athletes to perform tyre wear, to solve the problems associated with race strategy, and give recommendations on tire pressure the next day.
“Today, the brand BFGoodrich ® is not only the most competitive for rally-raids, but also recognized the true fans of off-road driving, which is important for exceptional durability and performance tires. I wish our partners from the teams X-Raid, Toyota Overdrive Toyota Gazoo Racing and Peugeot Sport, as well as other teams who chose our tyres for participation in the competition, success in the “Dakar-2018,” added Pascal Canon.
Recall that in 2017, the company BFGoodrich returned to the “Dakar” as a tire supplier after a five year hiatus.
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