The Pergea stands for "Perfect Gear" developed with a concept of providing the competitor with the strongest structure and most innovative compound for hard battles on the track. Aiming to help the driver achieve victory in both wet and dry conditions, this tire was given attributes in its tread design that both helped to dissipate water and heat alike. The tread design gives maximum contact patch while also maintaining structural integrity to prevent "chunking" or de-laminating/ separation of the tread from the body of the tire. The Pergea was also given a 11/32nd tread depth to provide extended tire life so the driver can spend more time driving than changing tires.
The Valino Pergea was designed with the needs of the driver in mind. Thus it was tested by many world famous drifting drivers who do not hold back when pushing a tire to its limits. Drivers such as Andrew Gray (3 time Formula D Japan Series Champion), D1GP driver Naoto Surenaga (member of Team Orange), D1GP driver Naoki Nakamura, D1GP driver Tetsuya Hibino, and D1GP Driver Katsuhiro Ueo have all been able to test the initial prototypes and have given their feed back on its strength and weaknesses. Listening to their feedback the Valino engineers have further fine tuned and eliminated the weak points.
Designed for the sport of Drifting the enthusiasts behind Valino have given it lots of grip, increased strength, innovative tread design, and extended life. These attributes will give the driver the perfect gear to achieve greatness in many different forms of Motorsports. Expect the best experience and performance on track when you have the Pergea equipped for your drift/race car.
NOT FOR HIGHWAY USE: All Valino Tires including DOT labeled Valino Tires are designed for racing purposes only on specified racing surfaces and are not to be operated on public roadways. DOT labeled Valino Tires meet Department Of Transportation requirements for marking and performance only and are NOT INTENDED FOR HIGHWAY USE. It is unsafe to operate any Valino Tire including DOT tires on public roads.