BFGoodrich Tyres appointed official tire supplier in Dakar Rally

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BFGoodrich Tyres is to return to Dakar Rally as the official tire supplier. This will be the first time the company has been in the competition on a large scale since 2012. The season kicks off in Asunción, Paraguay, in January 2017 and will serve as the ideal proving ground for testing new technologies.

Michelin and BFGoodrich motorsport director Pascal Couasnon said, “BFGoodrich has a long-tenured racing heritage and we’re excited to continue our global involvement in racing in the dirt with our official return to the Dakar Rally. Cross-country rally racing is a distinct challenge and this race features some of the most complex terrains on the planet.

“As with other forms of racing where BFGoodrich competes, our commitment stays the same in this discipline. 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.”

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