Bespoke tires developed using 63% recycled and renewable materials will be supplied by Bridgestone for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC) – a 3,000km race across Australia. The tires are the first to be used in motorsport competition with Bridgestone’s Enliten technology.
Enliten – a new base technology for product design – enhances a tire’s environmental performance. The advanced performance characteristics engineered by Bridgestone include low rolling resistance, wear and weight. The tires will be further customized to ensure they meet the requirements of each team entering the competition.
“Bridgestone is passionate about contributing to a more sustainable motorsports future at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge through our Enliten tires made with 63% recycled and renewable materials, as well as our collaborative supply chain initiatives. We will demonstrate the new technology through the extreme conditions,” said Naotaka Horio, director of Bridgestone Motorsports.
Reference: Tire Technology