“They don’t lose the turning edge as quickly as other tyres I have used.”
Former Victorian champion, Wal Lee, put Zestinos onto his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX for the first time at the Marysville Stages this year, and was also happy with the tyre’s grip on the wet roads.
“Normally I suffer on wet events as I lose confidence in grip with my heavy Lancer, but with the soft compound Zestinos, I was able to push more than I would have normally,” Lee said.
Wal Lee has made the switch to Zestino Tyres.
Competitors in various stages of their career have displayed the value and quality of Zestino Tyres, and with more development and understanding expected from the brand, it suggests there’s more to come from the Chinese tyre brand.
Despite there being multiple outlets that can sell the Zestino brand, Adrian Stratford Motorsport are working towards becoming the sole supplier of Zestino Rally Tyres in Australia, and by the end of the year plan to have a tyre truck at events to sell and fit tyres, further enhancing the customer experience when buying Zestino Tyres.
It seems that over time, Dunlop and Pirelli are the only surviving tyre brands in Australian rallying, having been in use for over 30 years. During that time, brands like Yokohama, Bridgestone, Falken, Kumho, Hankook, and Silverstone have come and gone, unable to survive long-term in the Australian market.
However, early signs are that Zestino are here to stay, and their combination of quality and affordability is something that is going to bolster their popularity over the coming years.
To purchase Zestino rally tyres, visit adrianstratfordmotorsport.com.au, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Adrian himself on 0400 792 429.