SportControl 2: Goodyear launches Fulda UHP tyre
A new Fulda summer ultra-high performance tyre, the SportControl 2, is now available, and Goodyear says this latest generation product provides “enhanced performance on wet and dry roads.” The tyre maker also speaks of “high quality German technology at a wallet-friendly price” that doesn’t compromise on performance.
“By creating an advanced tread design which optimises contact with the road and balances the tyre’s pressure distribution, Fulda engineers were able to provide a short braking distance on dry roads,” shares Goodyear in a press release. “Reduced tyre tread deformation, created by the wide and stiff outside shoulder, delivers better steering precision allowing for high performance on dry roads. Additionally, the multiple AquaFlow grooves enable quick water evacuation and traction on wet surfaces. The silica tread compound enhances the driver’s control on wet roads (compared to the predecessor tyre).
“Not only does the Fulda SportControl 2 offer drivers confidence when driving on wet and dry surfaces, it provides great value for money as well. The tyre features an optimised tread footprint and cavity which keeps the tread wear even, resulting in more mileage (than the predecessor tyre),” Goodyear writes. “The low weight construction and compound technology allow for better control over energy loss, reducing the rolling resistance which results in a lower fuel consumption.”
Martijn De Jonge, brand director Consumer PBU EMEA at Goodyear, adds: “Fulda is always striving for improved products and increased customer satisfaction. With its high mileage capabilities, The Fulda SportControl 2 provides great value for money. Our consumers will not only get a tyre which is friendly to the wallet, but thanks to its great handling they will also get a performance tyre.”
The SportControl 2 is currently available in 48 sizes, a range that according to Goodyear provides 52 per cent market coverage.