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The new members of the Eagle F1 family includes SuperSport RS, SuperSport R, SuperSport, Asymmetric 5 and the Asymmetric 3 SUV.
This launch in Malaysia comes after Goodyear’s recent sponsorship of three participating teams in the World Endurance Championship (widely known as the Le Mans), namely Jota Sport, Jackie Chan DC Racing and High Class Racing.
Designed for comfort, control and superior in the wet, the Eagle F1 SuperSport was developed for better grip and handling on the road. Through the usage of an innovative U-shaped compound, the Eagle F1 SuperSport Series has specialised power zones which creates pockets of control for superior wet and dry handling. The tyre also has a tread deformation protector which helps in maintaining its shape, allowing better footprint preservation for high-speed stability. To increase grip during cornering, Goodyear applied a closed outside pattern, which allows for more agile performance. Additionally, it also has a stiffer sidewall design which improves handling and stability.
Meanwhile, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 offers luxurious comfort and superior wet breaking. The specialised tread design and Impulse Control Compound Technology, a highly refined silica compound, allow the tyre to endure the force of high-speed braking, shortening the braking distance. This compound also allows a patch extension through Goodyear’s ActiveBraking Technology, which allows the tyre to slightly expand when braking to create more grip using its walls. In addition, the tyre is not only built for wet conditions – its Power Cushion Technology (stiff coupling of carcass and pattern) produces precise power transmission, leading to excellent dry handling.
For larger cars and SUVs, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV is designed to be sturdy while promoting better fuel consumption due to its low rolling resistance. It is also capable of shortening braking distance through ActiveBraking Technology, in any condition. It enforces stronger grip, which makes it easier for handling and braking. Its specialised compound known as the Grip Booster compound increases the tyre's stickiness with the road surface, allowing it to be comfortable while maintaining handling when travelling at higher speeds giving the driver to total control.
“Racing is in our DNA. Throughout the years, Goodyear has been involved in many races such as NASCAR, Le Mans and the British Touring Car Championship, therefore, it is inevitable that we will once again align ourselves with high-speed motorsports. We continue to innovate to bring cutting-edge technology and differentiated features to our tyres. The most important aspect is that motorsports allows us to test our capabilities and push our limits so that we can eventually achieve excellent technology transfer and utilise development experience from the tracks to the road, ” said Alex Ng, Managing Director of Goodyear Malaysia.
In addition to this series, Goodyear will be announcing a brand new tyre in 2020.
马来西亚固特异Eagle F1家族最近添加了一些新成员--- SuperSport RS、 SuperSport R、SuperSport， Asymmetric 5 及Asymmetric 3 SUV。
该大马发布会在固特异赞助三个参与世界耐力锦标赛的车队（被广泛称为勒芒）--Jota Sport、Jackie Chan DC Racing及High Class Racing之后才举行。
Eagle F1 SuperSport专为舒适、操控及卓越的湿地性能而设计，拥有良好的抓地力和操控。 通过采用创新的U形复合胶料，Eagle F1 SuperSport系列具有独特的“动力区”，实现出色的干地和湿地操控性能。该轮胎还具有胎面变形保护，协助保持轮胎形状，提供更好的接地面积，带来高速稳定性。此外，它还具有更坚固的侧壁设计，改善轮胎操控性和稳定性。
与此同时，Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 提供豪华舒适感和卓越的湿地制动。其独特的花纹设计和脉冲控制复合胶料技术（Impulse Control Compound Technology） ，一种高度精制的二氧化硅胶复合物，使该轮胎能够承受高速制动力，缩短制动距离。该复合胶料透过固特异ActiveBraking 技术，扩大接地面积，使轮胎能够在制动时稍微扩张，并利用其胎壁产生更多的抓地力。该轮胎不仅仅只是为了潮湿的路况而设计，其动力缓冲技术（胎体和花纹的耦合）可产生精确的动力传递，带来出色的干地操控。
对于较大的汽车和SUV，Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV轮胎 的设计坚固、滚动阻力低且省油。透过ActiveBraking 技术，可在任何路况下，缩短制动距离。它具有加强的抓地力，使它更易于操控和制动。其称为“抓地力增强剂”（Grip Booster Compound）的胶料，提高轮胎与地面表层的粘性，使它能够在高速行驶时，同时保持舒适性和操控性，使驾驶员拥有完全的控制。
“赛车就在我们的DNA里。这些年来，固特异参与了许多赛事如NASCAR、勒芒（Le Mans）和英国房车锦标赛。因此，再次与高速汽车运动结盟是必然的。我们将继续创新，提供尖端科技和为我们的轮胎带来与众不同的特点。最重要的一点是汽车运动让我们能够测试我们的能力和超越极限，以便我们最终能够达到卓越的技术转移，将来自赛道的经验用于道路上。”马来西亚固特异董事经理Alex Ng 表示。
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