Firestone Racing have introduced a new wet weather tire for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series for this weekend’s Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Lear.

The new tire has a deeper thread pattern allowing for greater evacuation of water from underneath the tires, with less water between the tire and the track surface, there is greater grip and traction.

Each driver will receive seven sets of the new rain tire for this weekend’s Chevrolet Dual In Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix presented by Lear.

The new tire is Firestone’s first new rain tire since 2000 when Firestone became the sole tire supplier to the Verizon IndyCar Series. Speaking in Detroit on Friday, Cara Adams, Chief Engineer with Firestone Racing commented by saying:

There isn’t a specific thing that caused (development) for this new tire. “We are ever evolving our technology at Bridgestone Motorsports and we need to be. With our ability to be at the track, we are always communicating with the drivers and engineers and getting their feedback. We take what they tell us and take it back so we can improve our tires.

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