BFGoodrich Tires ― the brand that created the first radial all-terrain tire in 1976 and who has proven its off-road racing mettle with victories around the globe is set to return to its rich history of winning at the 2017 Dakar Rally as the official tire supplier of the Dakar Rally; the first time since 2012. This return will see BFGoodrich roll out the BFGoodrich Dakar Service Center, a 24/7 technical support center.
“Cross-country rally racing is a distinct challenge, and this race features some of the most complex terrains on the planet. We continue to use all the technical information we learn in racing laboratories around the world to develop new technology and constantly improve our products while taking on the toughest conditions on Earth,” said Michelin and BFGoodrich Motorsport Director Pascal Couasnon.
The BFGoodrich All-Terrain KDR2 is a uniquely constructed race tire specifically created for cross-country rally racing. They designed their tire to deliver maximum traction on soft ground and features extreme protection against sidewall damage and balanced braking and cornering performance. The company will outfit roughly 300 vehicles competing in Dakar.