GT Radial Champiro launched… a few weeks back

Published on July 10th, 2013

GT Radial Champiro SX2 tyre was developed for the drivers of sports and performance cars that have a passion for high spirited driving. The tyre was designed to provide high level of traction, responsive steering, handling and driving, control on both dry and wet roads. The GT Radial Champiro SX2 is a street legal tyre with the approval of the Department of Transport certification, meaning to say that it is almost qualified to be a semi slick but have all the characteristics of sports tyre. Hence the tyres can be used not only for motor sports racing but also for daily driving for the motor sports inclined drivers.

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There are three main features of the GT Radial Champiro SX2 that make the tyres perform better than most competitors. First, the tyre has dual block design with extra wide shoulder block to increase cornering stability and grips in all road surfaces. Secondly, the advance thread compound that provides excellent adhesion to dry and wet roads. Lastly, the three circumferential grooves on the tyre that provide a very good performance on the wet by significantly reducing aquaplaning.

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The GT Radial Champiro SX2 have been used in various motor sports discipline such as the Formula Drift Asia since last year, Indonesia’s National Gymkhana Championship in 2012 and the Australia’s Pro Drift Series, and many of the one make series racing around the world by GT Radial sponsoring the racers that showed promising, if not satisfying results throughout.

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Back here in Sepang International Circuit, GT Radial had sponsored the Gymkhana Auto-X for the round one and ten drivers for the Megalap round two last weekend with the drivers competing on the GT Radial Champiro SX2. With front wheel drive, rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive categories up for grabs, this series organised by Sync Optima Sdn. Bhd. had the tyres phenomenal control and grip put to the test.

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And lucky us, GT Radial had given us the chance to test out the tyres on our own, of course with some supervision from the marshals sitting next to us in the car. This was done in a little makeshift gymkhana layout to test the cornering, acceleration and braking on the wet patch as well as the slalom manoeuvres. And later that day, we were treated with a few laps with the racers on their cars around the track with full treatment of the tarmac against the new tyre from GT Radial. And it did what it supposed to do. The tyre is really grippy. Track times had improved. Corners were taken faster than before. Last minute braking is the norm for them that day. And to my surprise, an interesting factor that is, the GT Radial Champiro SX2 is very well stabile in terms of the heat management to the it’s rubber compound. Temperatures are regulated to give the best pressure for the rolling stocks. Perhaps this will make the GT Radial Champiro SX2 the new favourite amongst today’s hard core drivers. We shall see to that soon enough.

The GT Radial Champiro SX2 is available at these sizes

195 / 50 ZR15 82W

215 / 45 ZR17 87W

225 / 45 ZR17 91W

235 / 45 ZR17 94W

245 / 40 ZR17 91W

265 / 35 ZR18 97WXL

And coming soon in these sizes as well:

195 / 55 R15 84W

205 / 50 R16 87W

215 / 40 R17 83W

235 / 40 R17 90W

235 / 40 R17 91W

245 / 40 R18 93W

235 / 35 R19 87W

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