French magazine crowns Yokohama Advan Sport V105 its top sports tyre

28th August 2013 | 12,345 Comments
 
French magazine crowns Yokohama Advan Sport V105 its top sports tyre

Leading French magazine Motorsport has published a tyre test comparing the sporting performance of 10 top manufacturers’ tyres, naming Yokohama’s recently released flagship Advan Sport V105 its winner. Ranking the tyres in terms of braking, lap times, wear and subjective performance, Motorsport’s August/September issue found the V105 strong across the board, while Michelin’s Pilot Sport 3 and Goodyear’s Eagle F1 Asymmetric rounded out a generally strong-performing top three.

The Advan Sport V105 was launched in Europe earlier this year, making it one of the most recently developed tyres in the test. A spokesman for Yokohama Europe expressed satisfaction at the results: “The Advan Sport V105 is indeed our flagship tyre and a premium product we are very proud of. A lot of research and development of new technology has gone into creating this tyre and now we can see the excellent results of such solid, careful and ground-breaking work.”

Conducted by Rezulteo, the independent international tyre research company, which provides a tyre buyers’ guide and comparison website to consumers in more than 20 countries, the tests were staged by the international Magny Cours circuit. The subjective rankings of the tyre were decided by Rezulteo’s test drivers, who considered precision, maximum grip and balance in their deliberations.

The tyres for the test were purchased on the open market to guarantee independence from all the brands. A rigorous methodology is also described by the French publication’s eight-page report.

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