In the world’s most difficult race, choosing the right tire is crucial. Polaris France CST made the right choice when the team ran the entire 4,751 miles (7,646 kilometers) of the brutal Dakar Rally on CST Apache tires.
Polaris France CST’s Extreme+ team rode their new RZR Pro XP machine outfitted with CST Apaches through all of the rally’s 12 stages, completing the two-week race in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Along the way, they contended with dunes, rock-strewn terrain, boulders, and myriad other obstacles, including arduous sections of track.
“Driving all day at fast speeds in the middle of the stones [gave us a lot of stress]. Fortunately, with CST Apaches, we could forget this stress and concentrate only on the driving. We could start the stage at good pressure and keep it all day long, even with sand or stones. The CST Apache is so strong that you can hit stone at low pressure and no puncture. This is really a big difference,” said Liam Griffin, a driver on one of six Polaris Extreme+ teams competing in the rally. Team drivers and their overall rankings at the finish are listed below.
T4 Category – Overall Classification:
20th Liam Griffin – Stephane Duple
26th Jeremie Warnia – Steven Griener
27th Ferdinando Brachetti – Rafael Tornabell
28th Graham Knight – David Watson
Dakar Experience – Sebastian Guayasamin – Ricardo Torlaschi
About CST Tires
CST brand tires are offered by Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd. (Cheng Shin Tire). Employing more than 25,000 people, Cheng Shin Tire is the largest manufacturer of bicycle and motorcycle tires in the world and offers products in many other categories as well. Distributed in more than 150 countries, the CST brand covers a wide range of market segments. CST products include tires and tubes for bicycles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, autos, trucks, forklifts, agricultural and lawn and garden equipment. For more information, visit www.CSTtires.com.