Vredestein Comtrac 2 wins Promobil group test of summer tyres for motorhomes
The Vredestein Comtrac 2, a premium summer tyre developed for light commercial vehicles, has taken top spot in a group test of summer tyres conducted by Promobil, Germany’s largest website for mobile homes and motorhomes.
The Promobil team evaluated six different products from leading European tyre manufacturers, fitting them to a Ford Transit motorhome before conducting a series of challenging dynamic tests. The Vredestein tyre was ‘highly recommended’ and placed first overall by the independent test team, who praised its exceptional performance on both wet and dry roads.
The Comtrac 2 secured first place for emergency braking in the wet, helping the test vehicle return to a standstill from 80km in just 36.7 meters – a meter less than the next best-performing tyre and almost a car length shorter than the worst performing tyre. The Comtrac 2 also topped the rankings for acceleration and handling in the wet, impressing testers with its “outstanding cornering safety and good aquaplaning prevention.”
Success for the Vredestein tyre continued during the dry testing; the tyre achieved first place in braking performance (100-0 km/h) and handling when pushed to the limit on the test track. Across all surfaces, testers acknowledged that the Comtrac 2 “remains clearly at the top” for safety when compared to the other evaluated tyres.
Daniele Lorenzetti, Chief Technology Officer at Apollo Tyres, said: “Summer tyres remain in high demand among motorhome users in many European markets, and Vredestein tyres have attracted a large and loyal customer base. We will continue to invest in product development within this category to ensure Vredestein tyres continue to deliver premium performance characteristics and high levels of safety at an accessible price point.”
The Vredestein Comtrac 2 is a summer tyre originally developed for use on commercial vehicles, and widely used by motorhome users. Its robust and durable construction and high stability when driving with substantial loads makes it perfectly suited for a wide range of heavy-duty applications.