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Bridgestone Potenza RE050A selected for Citroën DS3 Racing

Apr, 14 2011

Bridgestone Potenza RE050A selected for Citroen DS3 Racing

Citroën has selected Bridgestone’s Potenza RE050A sports tyre for the Citroën DS3 Racing, Citroën’s hot hatch in the premium DS line.

The 215/40 R18 tyre is fitted on all Citroën DS3 Racing production cars released on the market from the end of 2010.

The ultra-high-performance Potenza RE050A is designed to handle the power output of an over 200 hp turbo-charged engine like this Citroën DS3 Racing. The asymmetric pattern gives a dynamic balanced performance with sharp response, precise steering and high-level wet safety.

These qualities have been appreciated by the press in their evaluations of the DS3 Racing. The French magazine Sport Auto testing on dry roads in the south of France remarked in January 2011 that: “…the standard Potenza RE050A tyres offer a magical tread compound which almost made the car’s ESP unnecessary.”

Britain’s Car magazine testing in Wales was equally impressed in the rain: “…The Citroën DS3 Racing seems oblivious to it all. The Bridgestone Potenza cuts through the water and delivers outstanding lateral grip.”

Bridgestone already supplies 17-inch Potenza RE050A tyres as original equipment for the Citroën DS3 3-door hatch and Turanza ER300 (185/65R15) for Citroën’s C3 5-door compact.
“Bridgestone is proud to extend its relationship with Citroën” says Didier Schneider, Vice President Original Equipment, Bridgestone Europe. “We are confident that Potenza RE050A will compliment the power and agility of the Citroën DS3 Racing.”