Recently, Tire Rack conducted a test that included the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01. The performance of this tire was consistent with the Sumitomo brand of recent years. Noise levels for this tire showed a noticeable advantage over its competitors. It also does an excellent job of minimizing the harshness of impacts. When tested against competitors on a dry track, this tire posted the quickest lap times. Although we do not have winter experience with the tire, I believe that it shows great promise in that area, too. I found the tire to be a very nice handling option that I can recommend with confidence.