The new Yokohama Advan A050 R is the replacement for the legendary A048 track day tyre and is currently 'the track tyre to have'
Yoko A050's are the new control tyre for the Fiesta ST race series at Mondello Park and they are about a second a lap quicker than the outgoing A048's on the National circuit.
With a wide range of sizes from 13″ to 18″ they're going to be hugely popular on a wide range of high performance track cars
The tread pattern of the A050 has been optimized to improve the tread block nose and shoulder heat distribution. Centre nose heat has been accelerated while shoulders generate less heat. This provides improved control over performance deterioration even at high temperatures. Instead of the sharp-edged tread grooves of the A048, the A050 has grooves with rounded groove edges, laid out in continuous lines. These rounded grooves help disperse the load input from the road surface, which prolongs the life of the tyre.
The Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R is getting rave reviews from virtually everybody who has tried them. As quick as makes no difference around Mondello Park as Toyo R888’s and only half a second off a set of Yokohama A048’s on a B18 civic that was at one of our track days recently. On-road performance is excellent, they’re noisy but that’s to be expected. In the wet they’re perfectly capable and deal with standing water better than most ‘pure-bred’ track tyres. The AD08R is our no’1 choice by a country mile if you want a trackday tyre that performs in all conditions on the road as well as impressing on the track
The Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R tyre is List 1B rated and is ideal for trackday use but is, also E marked and fully road legal!
• E approved for road use.
• List 1B