JK Tyre supplied tires to T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship that was recently held at BIC. JETRACING is the first-ever truck racing tyre in India and the popular tyre making company developed and designed this new truck racing tyre especially for this event. As is a well known fact, Prima trucks of Tata Motors fitted with Jet Racing received an overwhelming response from participants and onlookers.
The T1 Prima Racing Trucks, equipped with the JK Tyre truck racing tyres were designed to meet the most grueling braking conditions of a racing circuit. The tyres, which amount up to a size of 315/80R22.5, can take the speed upto excess of 150kmph and have been designed using the technology of asymmetric tread pattern for excelling handling on a dry pavement. Its asymmetric shoulder drop with a rounded outer shoulder enables very good cornering and lateral stability while its shallow circumferential grooves with optimized groove sections provide excellent head dissipation. In addition,the tyres’ optimized belt package, in terms of lay and angle, deliver excellent tread stiffness that enhances the steering and handling ability of the vehicle. Made of a tread compound design that gives an exceptional grip and braking performance on the racing track, the tyres ensure that the vehicle is in control even during the most intense stages of a race. They have a specially designed inner layer that facilitates excellent air retention.
Steve Horne, organiser British Truck Racing Association and development driver for the Prima T1 Race trucks said, “We are very happy with JK Tyre. They have built a fantastic tyre for us-rugged and reliable, good compound, grippy, working very well.”
British racer Stuart Oliver, a ten-time British Truck Racing Championship, won the inaugural T1 Prima Racing Championship with a time of 30:26:848 minutes. Commenting on Jetracing, he said, “The tyres’ performance was really good. The entire combination of the machine and the tyres was really commendable.”
Grahan Powell, 2010 BTRA division 2 champion said, “We have all got the same tyres and the racing has been very close because of this. We all crossed the lines within 4 seconds of each other, which is terrific. The trucks are good, the tyres are good. It’s been fantastic.”
Paul McCumisky, Veteran BTRA driver who has raced since 1986 said, “The Prima responds and turns in well and I think the JK tyres have helped it around the circuit quite a lot. It wasn’t till the last couple of laps that the tyres started going off.”
Delighted with the success of the first-ever truck racing championship, Mr. A K Bajoria, President and Director, JK Tyre & Industries Limited, said, “We, at JK Tyre, are proud to have received a positive response from the racers for India’s first truck racing tyre. With a successful debut of Truck Racing in India, we are confident that our partnership with the much revered sport will be a long and healthy one. This, of course, is another step forward for us in our endeavor to further strengthen Motorsports in India.”