Best Autocross Tires for 2015

We'll be running tests this summer as usual, but motorsport season is already getting underway. Here's a sneak peak at some of the best options available this year.

BFGoodrich is introducing the g-Force Rival S, an autocross optimized version of the Rival. Though this tire is not yet widely available, it looks like a promising addition to the Extreme Performance Summer category.

Bridgestone is pulling out all the stops with their Potenza RE-71R. In a preliminary test, it demonstrated dramatic improvement over the RE-11A, Bridgestone's previous top entry in the category.

Dunlop enjoyed much success with the Direzza ZII Star Spec last year, and this popular tire is back again for 2015. Very fast in dry conditions, and above average for the category in wet, the ZII Star Spec is also very competitively priced, making it a very attractive option.

Hankook's Ventus R-S3 (Version 2) was another top competitor from 2014 that marches on in 2015. The R-S3 lineup is almost completely switched over to the "Version 2" compound which warms up faster. The new compound also yields some improvement in wet traction.

The Toyo Proxes R1R is an old favorite that has been updated with a 200 UTQG treadwear number for legality in street tire classes. Toyo declines to specify if anything was actually changed or if the tire was just under-rated initially. Expect the same performance as before.

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