Tyres on Dakar

The Dakar Rally may be the world’s most grueling test of man and machine. The BFGoodrich tyres used for the 2017 Dakar Rally include products raced and tested across the globe, but BFGoodrich Tyres doesn’t just race to learn, we race to win.

The company will outfit roughly 300 vehicles competing in Dakar. The race tyres are designed and constructed to withstand the punishment of Dakar. This technology is then transferred to the brand’s consumer tyres, which share similar compounds and structure with the competition tyres. Additionally, the tyres for Dakar and our latest consumer tyres are built in the same BFGoodrich Tyres manufacturing plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

BFGoodrich All-Terrain KDR2

A uniquely constructed race tyre specifically created for cross-country rally racing. Sharing similar characteristics with the BFGoodrich Baja T/A® KR2, this tyre is designed to be lighter and sports a new tread pattern. The tyre is tuned for the increased handling demands of lighter-weight vehicles. It is designed specifically for the championship-winning Peugeot 2008 motorsports effort and the Toyota Gazoo Racing team in Dakar.

BFGoodrich All-Terrain KDR

Similar to the KDR2, this tyre delivers grip on all types of terrain, along with driving comfort and greater braking stability. The tyre is designed to withstand the extra sidewall abuse found specifically with four-wheel-drive vehicles such as the efforts of Toyota/Overdrive, Mini X-Raid and Mini ALL4 teams.

BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2

The tyre that has dominated Baja deserts also helps racers in the two-wheel-drive buggies at Dakar. Its tread is designed to deliver maximum traction on soft ground, extreme protection against sidewall damage and balanced braking and cornering performance.

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

That hard-learned and hard-won “know how” migrates from BFGoodrich race tyres to acclaimed consumer models like the All-Terrain T/A® KO2 tyre, designed for durability and extreme traction.

* Dakar Rally Cancelled in 2008 1. Improvement depends on the size of the tyre purchased. 20% improvement based on internal sidewall splitting test results derived from a simulated sidewall aggression testing machine (patent pending US20120245859A1) vs. BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO tyre in size LT265/70R17. Actual on-road results may vary. 2. On-Road: Based on internal wear tests vs. BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO tyre in size LT 265/70R17 Off-Road: Based on commissioned third-party gravel endurance tests vs. BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO tyre in size LT 265/70R17. 3. Snow: Based on third-party snow traction tests vs. BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO tyre in size LT 265/70R17 using the ASTM F1805- Test.. Mud Traction: Based on internal subjective mud testing vs. the BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO tyre in size LT 265/70R17