Back in June, BFGoodrich and their offroad rally teams combined forces once again to conquer the toughest challenge in Australian offroad rally driving – the Finke Desert Race. Out in front it was seven times Australian Offroad Champions Shannon and Ian Rentsch, who claimed their fourth King of the Desert crown.
Running the new BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2, the Rhodes Racing Jimco buggy, captained by Jack Rhodes and David Pullino, came home for a strong second. The other KR2 runner, the OBR Trophy Truck, driven by Beau Robinson and supported by stand-in navigator Matt Hanson, completed the podium by coming in third.
“I could not be happier with how this weekend has gone. I’m not one to look at the record books, but to win here is always special. Four wins now, all with BFGoodrich,” said Rentsch.
The reason we’re mentioning this in a touring magazine is that the sort of testing BFGoodrich and Rentsch carry out at the highest levels of offroad competition, delivers all sorts of design and development advances to their non-competition tyres.
The new BFGoodrich All Terrain KO2 tyre is a perfect example of rally technology being incorporated into tyres designed for touring.
The KO2 is the first consumer tyre manufactured to incorporate the company’s race-winning CoreGuard technology with a focus on durability and protection against sidewall punctures and damage.
For more information on the tyre’s development and to check out their full range, head online and take a look at www.bfgoodrich.com.au