Toyo tyres, like so many other tyre manufacturers, are always dipping their toes into the motorsport scene, at all levels! This article is about Toyo supplying the Hyundai Coupe Cup in the 2015 season using their R888 tyre.
Since this short article then Toyo have become more prominent in the use of motorsport tyres.
The new 255/35 R 19 96Y Proxes T1 Sport is the ideal tyre for the most powerful Audi TT RS model. With outstanding handling and aerodynamics, coupled to a 340ps engine, the Audi TT RS requires an exceptional tyre and Toyo fitted the bill…http://www.toyo.co.uk/news/item/id/6568
Toyo tyres then developed a tyre that would also become a street legal track racing tyre, the Proxes R8888. This was replaced by a new tyre, now called the Proxes R888R.
These tyres although legal to drive on the normal roads, were used in many club championships by would be car racing stars. This new tyre has also been recognised by the French car maker Renault, when Renault Sport fitted the tyre as original equipment on the new Megane R26R model.
The new tyre will be produced in 32 different sizes in the beginning. The new Proxes R888R will give the driver a fast warm up time, with increased dry grip and a sustained performance over multiple laps and heat cycles.
A rayon “super-high” turn up ply on some sizes, together with steel side plies, give the new Proxes R888R a more accurate steering response and driver feedback, increasing the drivers control and therefore optimising lap times.
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