Toyo Tires announces new Proxes R888R fitments

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Toyo has announced that it is to expand its R888R tire range from the start of 2017, offering an increased selection of sizes.

The R888R superseded the R888 at the start of 2015, and has become the default tire for multiple club level championships. Toyo states that this is largely thanks to its ability to warm up quickly and provide continually high levels of grip ‘lap after lap, cycle after cycle’ across a broad spread of conditions. A rayon ‘super-high’ turn up ply on some sizes, combined with steel side plies, give the R888R precise steering response and feedback to the driver allowing full control in order to optimise lap times.

Toyo’s decision to dramatically increase the number of sizes included within the Proxes R888R range means that, from 2017, the tire will be offered in 18, 19 and 20in fitments, meaning that cars such as the Porsche 911, Nissan’s GT-R and the BMW M3 are now catered for. 

“The Proxes R888R has already proven incredibly effective and massively popular, so it made a lot of sense to increase the number of sizes within the range,” said Alan Meaker, Toyo UK technical and motorsport director. “We’re thrilled by the positive reception this news has received and look forward to seeing the R888R beneath the arches of more race and road cars than ever before.”

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