It comes as little surprise that Renault has chosen the UHP Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tyres in 235/35 R19 format as original equipment for Mégane R.S. Trophy.
The announcement came shortly after the Bridgestone tyres helped the sports car set a new lap record in the front-wheel drive category on the Nordschleife (northern loop) of the legendary Nürburgring circuit.
The Potenza RE050A, an ultra-high performance tyre, was designed to handle the power of an engine delivering more than 265hp, like that of Mégane R.S. Trophy.
Its asymmetric design, derived from Formula 1, gives balanced dynamic performance with great responsiveness, particularly on cornering, precise steering and a high level of safety on wet surfaces.
Didier Schneider, Vice President OE Sales Bridgestone Europe, said: “This prestigious new sporting partnership with Renault is a source of great pride for Bridgestone.
“The Potenza RE050A offers essential qualities that are perfectly suited to the highly sporty temperament of the Mégane R.S. Trophy. The record set at Nürburgring proves that the combination is very well matched and in perfect balance.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team