Yokohama introduces first eco-friendly race tire.

Monday January 25th, 2010 at 9:11 AM
Posted by: michael.leroy

Yokohama ADVAN ENV-R1 tire
Nano-Power rubber uses orange peels to go fast

Normally racing and the environment are not mutually exclusive terms, but Yokohama wishes to change that with a line of eco-friendly line of tires for the SCORE, SNORE and the American Le Mans Series. Much like the Yokohama dB Super E-spec tires that we covered in the past, these new tires also use orange oil to reduce the amount of petroleum used to make a tire.

According to Japanese tire maker, the ADVAN ENV-R1 reduces petroleum use by 10 percent and is easier to recycle. Yokohama also claims the ENV-R1 is the first environmentally-friendly tire to ever be used in a racing series.

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