Toyo Launches New DOT Competition Tyre
(Akron/Tire Review) Toyo Tire (USA) Corp. has released the new Proxes R888, a DOT-approved race compound competition tyre.
Toyo said the new R888 was developed for both professional and amateur racers. The tyre features a continuous center rib for traction and directional control during dry braking, semi-slick shoulder areas for steering response and traction, an optimised contact patch for cornering, braking and acceleration, jointless cap and edge plies for high-speed dimensional stability, and a high modulus filler in the tyre bead area.
“Toyo has enjoyed a long, winning history in racing,” said Steve Weinger, Toyo’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. “We anticipate great success with the new Proxes R888 as it takes Toyo racing technology to a higher level.”
The Proxes R888 will be available in 17- to 19-inch sizes beginning this summer, with additional sizes coming next spring, the company said.