During the six-city, 10-round season, the Group E Nitrocross class will ride on exclusive, spec, purpose-built ADVAN race tires, the company said.
Nitrocross events integrate jumps with banked turns on a variety of track surfaces, series officials said. The 2023-2024 Nitrocross season begins June 16-17 as part of the Visions Off-Road event at MidAmerica Outdoors in Jay, Oklahoma.
“For the 2023-2024 season, the Group E class will run a specially developed ADVAN A005 slick tire,” said Patricia Wall, Yokohama’s motorsports manager. “It was designed to withstand the huge amount of torque applied by the 1055 horsepower, all-wheel-drive FC1-X. The tires will feature blue tire stickers signifying the tire is E-Plus, part of our line intended for electric vehicle use.”
Wall added that the ADVAN A054 will be used in the NEXT class, while the GEOLANDAR A/T G015 tire will be campaigned in the SXS class. Besides Team Yokohama member Pastrana, who headlines Group E, fellow Team Yokohama member and six-time X Games gold medalist Leticia Bufoni returns for her second season in SxS, the company said.
Brett Clarke, president of Nitrocross, said: “Nitrocross is a punishing environment. Through multiple seasons, Yokohama has embraced that challenge, collaborating with drivers, teams and track crew to innovate and create new designs, like the A005 slick, that not only handle these conditions, but truly let cars fly and tracks thrill.”