|Goodyear to debut "zone tread" tires at Atlanta|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 29 August 2013 08:49|
It has been difficult in the past for manufacturer Goodyear to meet the drivers' desired grip preferences at a track like Atlanta Motor Speedway without sacrificing reliability. But Goodyear has taken steps to develop new ``zone tread'' technology that it will debut in its tires this weekend in an effort to combat both issues.
The tires, most recently tested Aug. 6 at Atlanta by 13 teams, combine two different compounds to create a rubber capable of withstanding race conditions while also providing the grip the drivers desire. The inside of the right-side tires uses the same compound Goodyear used at Michigan this year, and the outside uses the compound from previous Atlanta races.