Consumer Tires

Yokohama uses eco-friendly orange oil technology in race tires

The 2009 Patrón GT3 Challenge by Yokohama will be the first race series to use tires featuring environmentally friendly orange oil technology. The tires, which are produced using approximately 20 percent less synthetic rubber, will be used by all teams in the six-race series that features Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars.
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BFGoodrich tires captures ninth Dakar victory

Competing with new BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires, Volkswagen Race Touareg driver Giniel De Villiers scored the first Dakar win of his career last weekend in Buenos Aires. The South African's American teammate Mark Miller followed him across the line to hand the Volkswagen team a resounding one-two finish at the first Dakar to take place in South America. For cross-country rally racing’s benchmark tire brand – BFGoodrich Tires – this year's result takes its total score to nine Dakar wins.
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Robby Gordon and Toyo Tires finish third overall in Dakar

Robby Gordon with navigator, Andy Grider of Team Dakar USA, piloted their two-wheel drive Monster Energy/Toyo Tires Hummer H3 racer to a third place overall finish in the 2009 Dakar. It was the highest placing two-wheel drive vehicle in the competition and the team’s best Dakar finish to date.
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