Every year the German publication Auto Bild performs the industries most comprehensive tyre test by putting a huge number of tyres through wet and dry braking, to find the best twenty tyres to progress through to a full tyre test.
For the 2020 summer season, Auto Bild have tested fifty tyres in 245/45 R18, which gives us an excellent overview of the UHP market for 2020.
While the results are mostly as expected, there are a few small surprises below worth noting. Nokian performs very well in wet and dry braking, finishing second overall, but more surprisingly the Bridgestone Potenza S001 wins the wet braking test, which is an area the Bridgestone has struggled with in the past. This indicates Bridgestone have put through a pretty major update to the tyre, it will be interesting to see how it performs in the full test.
It's also nice to see Kumho back near the top after struggling for a number of years, and the budget brand Zeetex upsets some of the more premium rivals, including Pirelli, to finish in eighteenth place.
Full results below, come back to the site in about a month when there will be the more in depth test of the top twenty tyres available.