Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. said today (Dec. 17) it will supply tires with special specifications for the 2009 Dakar rally to be held in South America Jan. 3-18. The tires were made using a new material called "Orange Oil," also employed by Yokohama Rubber's new generation Eco tire, the "DNA Earth-1." Yokohama Rubber will supply its Geolandar A/T-S and M/T+ tires with 2009 Dakar specifications. The Dakar, the world's leading rally, marks its 31st year, and will be staged in Argentina and Chili, covering a distance of 9,000 kilometers and crossing the Andes Mountains at an elevation of 4,700 meters, and the Atacama Desert in Chile.
SUPPLY CONTRACTS YOKOHAMA RUBBER TO SUPPLY TIRES FOR THE 2009 DAKAR RALLY
(Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. [www.yrc.co.jp] - Tokyo, Japan - Dec. 17)"