BFGoodrich tests its tires at SARR 2021

The benchmark off-road brand will be the main sponsors of this competition that will take place from February 17 to 27 in northwestern Argentina.


The provinces of The Rioja, Salta y Catamarca will be the scene of the second edition of South American Rally Race (SARR), an off-road competition that harnesses the spirit of Dakar Rally in the region. As it happened in 2020, the tire company BFGoodrich will have a great role. In addition to being the main sponsors of the test, their products were chosen by the majority of the competitors.

SARREl SARR 2021, to be held from 17 to 27 for FebruaryIt will begin and end in Rioja territory and will add the soil of Salta as a new attraction. The Catamarca tracks, meanwhile, remain the great challenge. Originally, the tour was also going to include San Juan as a starting point, but it was changed "To favor logistics", as stated by the organization.

The complexity of the route, which translates into sandy soils, dunes and stony terrain, will make the skill of the drivers of UTVs, 4 × 4, motorcycles and quads play a fundamental role when trying to master each of the eight stages.

The choice of suitable equipment is another of the elementary decisions that drivers have; and the tires are a key factor in being able to successfully cope with the hostility of the terrain.

THE BFGOODRICH COMPOUNDS FOR SARR 2021

BFGoodrichBFGoodrich has three ranges of tires, which are chosen by the pilots of this competition: KDR2 +, KM3 and KO2.

El BFGoodrich All Terrain T / A KDR2 + It has the inscription "for exclusive use in competition" on its flank, which indicates that it has been specially developed for Rally Raid type events. Its superior lateral grip, its excellent handling comfort and its stability when braking are some of the reasons why competitors choose this range. In addition, it has a performance that maximizes the performance of the pilots, whether in difficult or sandy terrain, climbing dunes, traveling aggressive and rocky trails in extreme temperatures and other conditions.

El BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T / A KM3 It is chosen by some vehicles such as buggies, trucks, and UTVs. It guarantees a grip from any angle thanks to its solid studs and, in addition, its thicker sides, with triple carcass and a special compound, protect it from the typical aggressions of the ground, such as stones, making it more resistant. On the other hand, the widened shoulders provide better traction on soft ground, ensuring excellent traction.

In order to overcome the demands of mixed roads, the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T / A KO2. Due to the rubber compound resistant to cuts and aggressions, it provides great robustness due to the thickness on the flanks and its triple carcass structure. The tire provides good traction on sand, mud and other unstable soils thanks to its innovative design, with rubber studs descending to the shoulders in different and alternating sizes, mud ejector bars and studs on the side of the tire.

SARR 2021 CALENDAR

  • Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18: Administrative (La Rioja).
  • Thursday 18: Shakedown and symbolic start
  • Friday 19: Stage 1 La Rioja-Chilecito
  • Saturday 20: Stage 2 Chilecito-Tinogasta
  • Sunday 21: Stage 3 Tinogasta-Santa María
  • Monday 22: Stage 4 Santa María-Salta
  • Tuesday 23: Rest day Salta Capital
  • Wednesday 24: Stage 5 Salta-Santa María
  • Thursday 25: Stage 6 Santa María-Catamarca
  • Friday 26: Stage 7 Catamarca-La Rioja
  • Saturday 27: Stage 8 La Rioja-La Rioja
  • Saturday 27: Final ramp La Rioja Capital

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