Although abrasive, sand in itself is not hard wearing. “A mixture of sand and stones can be disastrous, however. Much worse than just stones alone,” continued Matt. “Sand has a lubricating effect and, if it is on a hard-packed base, the cars tend to slide more and this can lead to wear. In this sort of situation, the two-wheel drive runners are more prone to puncturing because of the demands made on their tires. This is why the KDR2+ features a technology used for airplane tires in order to make it stronger.”
As a result, BFGoodrich®’s latest solution stood up well, with very few punctures reported, in spite of the cuts seen on some side walls due to sharp stones. “The drivers are very pleased,” confirmed Jérôme.