Drifting is the fastest growing motorsport in the world.
With the speed of professional drifting increasing day by day, tyres have become the most crucial factor in race car performance. Being able to transfer massive power and torque to the track surface sideways, while also providing maximum forward bite, directly impacts performance and is a true challenge to the tyres, race car and the driver. Sky Zhao from the D Spec Professional Drift Team explains:
The Bling Company came on board with D Spec Professional Drift Team and Sky Zhao Motorsport Limited in 2010. We have used and tested many different tyres at various race tracks in New Zealand in the past including Dunlop DZ101, Achilles ATR, Nankang NS3, GT Radial, Federal and other brands.
The testing with Zestino tyres was very successful with D Spec S15. It’s easy to setup the race car and the grip level is great in both dry and wet conditions. To be able to throw the car sideways at such a high speed we really need to be confident and rely on the tyres we have. The Zestino tyres do exactly what we expect and handle the massive torque from the V8 really well. On top of that they also produce a huge amount of smoke which earn extra style points in drifting competitions.
So far we have used hundreds of tyres and we have to say the Zestino is a great drift tyre with a lot of grip and smoke. It's also an awesome road tyre, and last but not least they are at a great price too!