“VALINO PERGEA was developed with the concept (The Strongest High Grip Tire). Envisioning VALINO PERGEA being put through hard baffles on the field, starting from the early development stages of VALINO PERGEA, we aimed to build a “winning” racing tire with intense gripping force, great balance in all dimensions, and overwhelming performance control. Utilizing results from numerous tests thoroughly performed by National/International driver Naoki Nakamura and National/International D1GP driver Tetsuya Hibino, VALINO PERGEA was created.
Vigorous and countless trial and error prototype testing led to the development model. The next stage of development took form with harsh testing completed by select drivers actively competing on the front line, other than development drivers Naoki Nakamura and Tetsuya Hibino. Including D1GP driver Katsuhiro Ueo (former D1GP Series Champion), FD Japan driver Andrew Gray Mime FO Japan Series Champion), and D1GP driver Naoto Suenaga, endless tests to perfect a “winning racing tire” in Nationwide racing circuits led to the development of the extreme product: VALINO PERGEA.” — Valino JP