Popular, independent review site, Tyre Reviews, recently tested twelve of the most popular tyres in the in bestselling size, 205/55R16. The 2020 Ultimate Summer tyre test focused on tyres for everyday driving. The new Uniroyal RainSport 5 came in fourth, earning the title of “Recommended” for its excellent performance in the wet.
The Uniroyal RainSport 5 demonstrated its strength in wet conditions, earning recognition for a strong aquaplaning performance, short wet braking distance and comfort. Known as the rain tyre, the RainSport 5 came first in straight aquaplaning thanks to its unique tread pattern. This is due to innovative Aqua-Twist sipes that enable rapid water dispersal from the contact patch.
The RainSport 5, is the new wet-weather specialist for a range of vehicles. Demonstrating the Uniroyal brand’s impressive hallmark performance in the wet, the RainSport 5 exhibits first-class braking in wet conditions and ride comfort. The new arrival is also the first Uniroyal tyre to benefit from enhanced Shark Skin Technology. Needless to say, on the EU tyre label, all the available sizes received an A rating for top performance in the wet.
Tracey Mortimer, Marketing Director at Continental said; “We are delighted to see the Uniroyal RainSport 5 do so well in its first European Tyre test. The test demonstrated why Uniroyal is known for its rain tyres. We’ve continued to grow the reputation of the Uniroyal brand as the rain tyre and it is our priority to develop tyres that keep motorists safe on the road at all times.”
The Uniroyal RainSport 5 is the latest summer tyre in the Uniroyal range. The RainSport 5 is available in a range of sizes from 15 to 21 inches.