22 Aug 2013

The latest issue (Aug/Sept 2013) of the French magazine “Motorsport”(Le Magazine de L’Automobile Sportive) has published an article with the results of an extensive tyre test carried out comparing 10 leading international tyre manufacturers. The sporty tyres tested were;

  • YOKOHAMA Advan Sport V105
  • Bridgestone Potenza S001
  • Continental Contisportcontact 5
  • Goodyear Eagle F1 asymmetric
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 3
  • Pirelli PZero
  • Hankook Ventus S1 Evo2
  • Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
  • Toyo Proxes T1 Sport
  • Nexen N 8000

In it Yokohama’s flagship tyre, the ADVAN Sport V105 which was launched in Europe earlier this year comes as the outright winner following tests at the international circuit of Magny Cours and which included braking (Freinage), lap time (Tour Chrono), wear (Usure) and subjective feeling (Subjectif) which considered precision, maximum grip and balance.

The tests were entrusted by the magazine to be conducted by Rezulteo, the independent International Tyre research company which provides a tyre buyers guide and comparison website to consumers in over 20 countries and which has extensive tyre testing and industry expertise.  The tyres for the test were bought in the open market in order to guarantee the independence from all the brands and to ensure the objectivity of the results by following a rigorous methodology as described by the French publication.

Final Classification*
Manufacturer Braking Lap Time Wear Subjective
Yokohama 2 1 1 1
Michelin 3 3 4 2
Good Year 1 4 7 3
Hankook 5 5 2 5
Vredestein 6 2 3 6
Bridgestone 4 6 6 4
Pirelli 7 10 5 7
Continental 8 9 8 8
Toyo 10 7 9 9
Nexen 9 8 10 10

* Source; Motosport Magazine (Le Magazine de L’Automobile Sportive) Aug/Sept 2013

A spokesman for YOKOHAMA Europe expressed satisfaction at the results and explained “The ADVAN Sport V105 is indeed our flagship tyre and a premium product we are very proud of.  A lot of research and development of new technology has gone into creating this tyre and now we can see the excellent results of such solid, careful and groundbreaking work” he added.