Nankang NS-2R to increase championship involvement in 2016
In Nankang’s 50 year history, the tyre manufacturer has gained many landmark technical achievements in high performance tyres; it became the first Taiwanese tyre company to produce W-rated tyres, and 22” and 24” sizes. While the company produces a wide range of sizes for small commuter cars, its eponymous UK distributor enjoys a strong motorsport focus, epitomised by the NS-2R road-legal track tyre.
The company states that the tyre helps to support high performance cars on road and track, available in a growing size range between 13” 18”. The tyre also has different compound iterations, including the 120 Track and 180 Street, while a new 80/100 Competition version means the NS-2R can now support a broader range of performance tyre needs.
Nankang supplies the tyre to race championships like the Compact Cup, Tegiwa Civic Cup, Fun Cup and MaX-5 series already, but the manufacturer told Tyres & Accessories that it would increase its motorsport activities with new championships in 2016. It added, “the NS-2R is proving very popular in the pits and amongst driving enthusiasts.”
In terms of characteristics, Nankang says the NS-2RW has “an array of talents, not only as a fast tyre, but as a consistently fast tyre, lap after lap, come rain or shine.” The tread design allows drivers to drive to and from a race meeting or track day in dry or wet conditions, making it a more convenient fitment for semi-professional or amateur racers. The tyre is available at all Nankang Performances Centres.