Yokohama Expands Racing Tire Portfolio
Yokohama Tire Corp. has added the ADVAN A055 to its motorsports tire lineup.
“The A055 is a max-grip, flat-out fast tire,” said Drew Dayton, Yokohama’s senior product planning manager of consumer tires. “It is purpose built for on-track racing with impressively fast lap times and continues Yokohama’s decades-long legacy of UHP and motorsports tires.”
Features of the tire include:
- an advanced motorsports compound that provides dry grip for extreme cornering, braking and acceleration on the track. Symmetric alternating twin grooves maximize the contact patch to increase dry track performance;
- the motorsports construction which features an ultra-high turn up that increases stiffness for enhanced cornering;
- a rounded profile which quickly transitions from straight-line sprints to high-speed cornering for predictable handling; and
- an optimized tread depth and design which eliminates the need for shaving.