When it comes to research and development, we tend to believe in a “hands-on” approach. It has been said that the fastest way to advance technology is through war or through competition. We obviously prefer the later. That’s why we go racing. What better way to put the task to the various text-book theories about vibration dampening, contact surface and durability than to get out there and get dirty yourself. For us racing is as much about R&D as it about “being the fastest” so our racing schedule keeps us very busy. We have found a direct connection between the amount of racing we do and the quality of grip we produce. Which in turn, justifies even more racing. In the process of developing a grip unlike any other, we have accumulated some impressive accomplishments. But don’ get the wrong idea – though it is fun venturing-off to places like Pikes Peak, Baja, and Bonneville for some friendly competition, make no mistake about it, it’s all about developing great grips…and racing, most mostly developing.