Less wear as the rubber compound is abrasion resistant and thicker on the middle tread. In addition, there is an efficiency gain of 8.6 watts per tyre pair compared to the predecessor. That means a gain of 34 seconds at 40 km and an average speed of 45 km/h.
HD Protection Bead2Bead:
The HD Protection technology consists of textile fibres which, woven crosswise, form a high-density (HD) protective layer. This allows a very good compromise between high puncture resistance and low rolling resistance without compromising the weight of Michelin competition tyres.
Since its invention by Michelin and its introduction into competition in 1986, the Michelin research and development team has worked year after year to continuously improve the performance of the protective layer. The HD Protection Bead2Bead version is optimised for racing use.
A skin wall flank lets the texture of the carcass shine through. The advantages are less weight and more power.