Bridgestone: kart racing tyres

2010

Bridgestone: tyre size coding

Bridgestone: tyre size coding

2000

Racing karts require high quality grip performance and durability, and Bridgestone tyres meet these needs right to the finish line of even the most demanding race.

Bridgestone’s advanced production technology ensures that engine power is transfered to the racing surface as efficently and consistently as possible, and these tyres have propelled many drivers to victory, from club level to national and international endurance and sprint events.

Bridgestone kart racing tyres
The Bridgestone range answers every drivers needs under every possible temeperature and weather conditions. As with any tyre, each Bridgestone kart racing tyre is designated by dimensions and wall profile, and are also categorised by tyre compound used and, in the case of wet weather tyres, by the tread pattern. The diagram shown below shows the tyre size coding method use by Bridgestone.

Tread patterns are shown to the left, while the table below shows the strengths and applications of the various compounds used.

YEX Ultra high grip compound. Highest grip slick tyre and well suited for sprint race use
YFA High grip compound well suited for when the track surface is smooth and the temperature is low
YFB High grip compound well suited for when the track surface is normal to abrasive and temperatures are moderate to high
YEQ Moderate grip SL tyre well suited where tyre life has a high priority
YBN/YDS SL tyre suited to fun karts, cadets and SL club racing where tyre life is the main priority
YBH High wear resistance for super karts and karts with high engine displacement
YEP High performance rain tyre suited to sprint races in wet conditions
YDH Rain tyre for super karts and karts with high engine displacement
YEJ/YDK Intermediate to hard compound general purpose rain tyre

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