Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires®) announces the all-new Toyo® Proxes® R DOT competition tire, designed for dry road racing and high-performance driving on the track. The Proxes R builds upon the legacy of its predecessor, the Proxes® RR, offering racers quicker lap times, improved stability, and heightened responsiveness. The Proxes R has a new tread compound and reinforced sidewall for more grip and precision. Grassroots racers, track day enthusiasts, and those honing their skills at high-performance driving experiences will enjoy the exhilarating feeling of the Proxes R while achieving their best laps of the day.
Focused on exceptional speed and longevity, key features and benefits include a new racing tread compound and enhanced contact patch that improves grip for quicker lap times, reinforced sidewall and high-modulus bead filler that improves stability and steering responsiveness, a symmetric non-directional two-groove 4/32” deep tread design, and wear markers for easy tread wear inspection.
“Our main focus when developing the Proxes R at our R&D facilities in Japan, was on improving performance while retaining durability,” said Cameron Parsons, product engineer & field analyst, for competition & specialty tires. “As enthusiasts ourselves, we understand the requirements of long track days and spirited, competitive driving. Throughout our design and testing, this all-new 40 UTQG tire has shown significant improvements in lap times while holding up to the demands of racing.”
The tire will be produced in 26 unique sizes and load/speed combinations for 15- to 20-inch wheel diameters. Ten sizes will be available starting in April 2024 with the remaining sizes available by the end of summer. The Proxes RR will continue to be supported throughout the 2024 racing season for various spec tire classes.
The Toyo Tires Proxes line includes a broad range of high-performance tires designed for a variety of applications and is known for its advanced technology and innovative features that deliver optimal performance on the road and at the track. This line features ultra-high performance all-season tires, extreme performance summer tires, DOT competition tires, full-slick competition tires, and drag radial tires.
To learn more about the all-new Toyo® Proxes® R DOT competition tire, visit: https://www.toyotires.com/product/proxes-r/