IN -- Hoosier
Racing Tire is proud to announce the upcoming arrival of the next generation of
D.O.T. approved competition tires for use on road course and autocross
applications. After extensive track testing, this new model, called the R6 for
use on road race courses and the A6 for autocross competitions, will give the
customer significant performance advantages over the previous models. The A6
tire has both a new construction and a new tread compound.
The R6 tire has been developed with the same construction as the A6, yet
retaining the same successful tread compound as the previous R3S05 model.
new A6 and R6 models produce crisper steering response and improved
transitional performance. The new construction also provides increased overall
grip and greater stability at the higher limits of adhesion allowing the driver
to apply more power with confidence. The improved tread compound on the A6
tires will deliver more consistent run times over a longer exposure to heat
than the previous A3S05 compound.
of the new A6 tires has confirmed less degradation of grip after several runs.
Testing of the new A6 tires has also produced better overall wear due to
improved tread profiles and the increase in overall grip. The R6, when used on
road courses, will reward drivers with faster, consistent lap times and
extended wear due to the improved traction and the previously proven R tread
models have been designed with a new tread profile that extends the tread
shoulder life and produces consistent tread wear across the entire contact
patch. Testing has also proven better performance using lower operating
pressures as compared to the previous model. Competitors are advised to lower
air pressures in small increments to find optimum air pressure for their
A6 model will be released March 27th and the R6 models will be
phased in shortly after. Please contact your local Hoosier distributor or dealer for purchasing
and inventory information or visit www.hoosiertire.com
for more information.