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ELECTRIC BUGGY TO TACKLE PIKES PEAK ON ORANGE-OIL TIRES

Jun 16, 2010

Yokohama Tire Corporation's motorsport division developed orange oil technology as part of the company's environmental strategy. The technology combines orange oil with natural rubber to form a new compound used in Yokohama race and road tires. The sustainable orange oil cuts petroleum use in the manufacturing process by 20 percent.

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The Advan ENV-R2 orange oil-infused race tires are already the official spec tire in the IMSA Patron GT3 Challenge and the new ALMS GT3 Challenge (GTC) Class. However, they are about to embark on a new project, as they are poised to take on Pikes Peak in the new Electric Vehicle Class at the famous hilclimb on June 27.

Yokohama tires will be fitted to a Sanyo battery-powered electric buggy driving a new AC Propulsion engine up Pikes Peak.

Last year, with Japanese driver Ikuo Hanawa at the wheel, the Yokohama-sponsored EV buggy sported placed second in class using off-road Geolandar tires, missing the EV world record by 13 seconds.

Hanawa is back in the new EV Sports Concept HER-02 buggy, but this time using the ENV-R2 tires. It is hoped this will give him the edge over the competition and enable him to set a record time.

Sources

Yokohama Tire Corporation
Fullerton, CA 92831
800-722-9888
http://www.yokohamatire.com

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