Yokohama introduces new road-legal competition tire

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Yokohama has introduced a brand new, road-legal competition tire to its range of high performance motorsport tires. The Advan A052 comes in 19 sizes, ranging from 16″ to 18″ fitments. As the successor to the outgoing Advan A048, the new tire is said to provide increased levels of grip in both wet and dry conditions.

The tread design has been developed from Yokohama’s tarmac rally tire range, while the company’s design and manufacturing standards have been applied to ensure it also delivers a favourable environmental performance, meeting Europe’s rigorous rolling resistance and tire noise regulations.

“The new Advan A052 offers race competitors, track day enthusiasts and those with modified or tuned cars a whole new level of performance,” explained Mark Evans, head of motorsport for Yokohama HPT. “Quite simply, the extreme levels of grip offered in both wet and dry conditions is sure to help everyone looking to improve their performance or reduce their lap times.”

In order to provide the high levels of performance and grip, the Yokohama Advan A052 features an asymmetric, high rigidity tread pattern and an all new compound. Not only has the tire passed the necessary tests and carries the relevant markings to ensure it is road legal, but it is already included in MSA ‘Blue Book’ tyre list 1B for 2017.

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