The Bridgestone Potenza RE970 Pole Position is Bridgestone’s newest in it’s lineup of ultra high performance all season tires. The sole purpose of the Potenza RE970 Pole Position was to combine the high speed capabilities of an ultra high performance tire with the all weather handling nature of an all season tire. This way drivers of high performance sports cars, coupes, and sedans, wouldn’t have to worry about changing tires during the winter months, they can continue driving the way they like. The Potenza RE970 Pole Position was designed to provide traction, stability, and handling on wet, dry, or even roads with light snow. The features of the Potenza RE960AS Pole Position consist of Bridgestone’s newest All season technology, which make use of innovative compounds, and production features that improve and preserve wet traction throughout the tire’s life. The twin layer, all weather tread compound is then shaped into a specific directional tread design to help give stability on wet and dry roads, and precise handling while in the corners. A number of grooves in the tread of the tire help to evacuate water away from the contact patch, which improves traction in wet and snowy conditions, and also prevents hydroplaning.