All the ten tires involved in the test had a «sporty» character and belonged to the Ultra High Performance class.
List of UHP models tested:
On the wet surface, particularly impressive was the Pirelli P Zero model — the experts specifically mentioned its reliable handling response, which they explained by the perfect balance between the front and the rear wheels. The testers also liked the maneuverability of this model, which outperformed its rivals in terms of tackling the extreme lateral forces. In addition, as it turned out, the Pirelli PZ4 is virtually insensitive to load increase; the tire also showed the best lap time on the handling course. For the driving safety that it ensures on wet pavement, Auto Zeitung gave the Pirelli model the highest ranking of 1+.
The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5, the Maxxis Victra Sport 5, and the Nokian Powerproof also demonstrated a rather decent performance in wet disciplines. And, although they all had minor issues, the experts still rated them as extremely safe. Specifically, the Goodyear tire 'sagged' a little due to weaker grip, the Maxxis tire was prone to slight oversteer, and the Nokian tire had minor issues in traction and early engagement of the ESP system.