Goodyear expands track-tire line-up

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Goodyear has announced that its Eagle F1 SuperSport RS track-tire has been homologated for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Developed specifically for Porsche Motorsport, the Eagle F1 SuperSport RS is designed to facilitate record track performance.

Available for the sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL, the new tire underwent final development testing at the Nardò Porsche Test circuit in Nardò, Italy.

The result is a tire that is capable of handling the 700ps and 750Nm of power transmitted through the rear wheels, with peak torque arriving from just 2500rpm.

Jan Frank, lead engineer, Porsche Motorsport, said, “The new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has proven to provide the very high-performance level which we from Porsche require. Goodyear has designed a great tire for us which perfectly fits into the extreme requirements of our Porsche 911 GT2 RS.”

Benefitting from exhaustive development at Development Centre Hanau, Germany, a pure racing compound maximizes dry grip by combining very stiff tread elements with a reduced tread depth. This helps to maximize g-forces, while minimizing movement of tread pattern in extreme cornering conditions.

The adapted tire construction enables an optimized tire profile to increase size of contact in combination with strong Aramid winding to maintain constant pressure distribution in different driving conditions and at different speeds.

Xavier Fraipont, VP EMEA product development for Goodyear, added, “Goodyear has a great heritage in motorsport. Now we bring all our experience and knowledge into the new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS, developed in Europe to increase performance level of super sport cars, with main focus on all track day performances.”

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