Nebojsa - Determining Tyre Authority - Manufacturers That Participate In Races

29 Januar 2019

Determining Tyre Authority - Manufacturers That Participate In Races

If looking at various tests or customer reviews doesn't cut it for you when deciding on what tyre is the best for you, there has to be an alternative way of determining your top-choice. Surely, a tyre manufacturer that can take part in a racing competition should be given a closer inspection. After all, racing competitions, big and small, must have the highest possible quality expectations when it comes to vehicles participating in the races. And there's a clue on which tyre manufacturers you should switch your attention to. Depending on your driving preferences and the type of the racing event that a certain manufacturer supports, you can pinpoint a tyre maker that suits your driving style.

These are the most prominent ones:

  • Goodyear
  • Yokohama
  • Bridgestone
  • Falken
  • Kumho
  • Michelin
  • Bf Goodrich
  • Cooper
  • Continental

Goodyear

  • NASCAR
  • National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)

For those of you who might not be familiarised with what NHRA is, it's an association that has the main say in all drag racing events all over USA. Therefore, if your sporty side leans toward drag racing, you might have found your perfect tyre maker.
NASCAR is one of the most famous sporting events in North America, so it holds a great authority in the motorsport industry and having Goodyear being its sole tyre supplier speaks volumes about how well they've been doing when it comes to producing high-end sport tyres.

Yokohama

  • SCORE International Off-Road Racing
  • Porsche GT3 Cup USA

Similar to NHRA being "the boss" of drag racing, SCORE (Southern California Off Road Enthusiasts) is "the boss" of off-road racing. Desert racing events under this association's wing are Baja 1000, Baja 500, and San Felipe 250. So, for all you off-road freaks out there, Yokohama says hi from the depths of Californian desert.
When coming to realise that the Porsche GT3 is a best-selling racing car and that a race that celebrates that car model is equipped with Yokohama tyres, one can't help but think about Yokohama as a way to go when it comes to buying sporty tyres. So, with Yokohama you can either hug the asphalt full on or stray away from it as far as possible. Very versatile, the Japanese manufacturer.

Bridgestone

  • Super GT
  • Suzuka 8 hours Endurance Road Race

It comes as no surprise that a Japanese tyre manufacturer is king of the motorsport events in its own country. That's why Bridgestone supplies two high-end races such as Super GT and Suzuka 8 hour Endurance Road Race. When you think about the power of the vehicles that take part in the Super GT races, you'll come to realise that Bridgestone is a serious contender in the motorsport business. It takes a lot of skilful design to maintain a V8 3.4-liter engine-powered car on the road safely.
And if you're into sport bikes such as Suzuki GSX-R1000, you'd be happy to find out that a competition that consists of such bikes driving for 8 hours straight - Suzuka 8 hours Endurance Road Race, is using Bridgestone motorcycle tyres exclusively.

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