Firestone Race Notes: Honda Indy Toronto

Streets of Toronto – Toronto, Ontario

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TIRE TRACKER: HONDA INDY TORONTO

Firestone is supplying more than 1,500 race tires for the Honda Indy Toronto race weekend.

Each entry receives the following allocation of tires:

·       Primary (black sidewall): 7 sets per entry*

·       Alternate (red sidewall): 4 sets per entry

·       Rain (gray sidewall): 5 sets per entry

*Does not include rookie set

ENGINEER'S NOTE
“The Firestone Race Tire Engineering team will bring to Toronto the same race-proven alternate tire technology used this season in Detroit, along with the same primary construction from last year’s Toronto race. Given the mix of concrete and asphalt surfaces found on the street circuit here, our team has developed a new primary compound with more grip to help deliver a balance of durability and performance across the varying track surfaces.”

- Cara Adams, Chief Engineer, Bridgestone Americas Motorsports

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FIRESTONE FAST FACT
Firestone Racing is bringing more than 1,500 Firehawk race tires to the Honda Indy Toronto, with seven sets of primary (black sidewall) tires, four sets of alternate (red sidewall tires), and five sets of rain (grey sidewall) tires per entry. This amount of tires could form close to 23 tire stacks that stand as tall as Princes’ Gate in Turn 1, which is 65-feet tall.


DRIVE THE TIRE THAT DRIVES INDYCAR LEGENDS
The durable, dependable Firestone tire technology that champions have trusted for more than a century is available to all drivers. With over 100 authorized retailers within 100 miles of the Toronto metro area, race fans don't have to go far to purchase Firestone passenger tires for their personal vehicles.

 

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