The RainSport 3 is our latest generation tyre featuring Shark Skin Technology. Inspired by its marine namesake, the tyre has a flow-optimised tread structure that minimises water turbulence and aids fast water drainage. You'll experience optimum aquaplaning resistance and peak performance in the wet.
Awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award, judges praised its innovative technology and its clear, unique performance promise.
Its special tyre pattern increases the tyre's contact area on wet roads so you can zip around with confidence, turning left and right in total control.
The RainSport 3 is rated grade A on the EU Tyre Label for wet grip, indicating the highest possible performance in wet and rainy conditions.
Fast Curve Configuration and flexible tread blocks increase the area over which forces are transferred to the roads. So, even when you take a corner at speed, the RainSport 3 will keep its grip.
Run-flat tyres, which Uniroyal also refers to as SSR tyres (the abbreviation stands for ‘self-supporting run-flat’), have a reinforced sidewall. In the case of a puncture, this prevents the sidewall from being crushed between the wheel rim and the road, which in turn prevents air from escaping. As a result, it is possible to reach the nearest garage safely – even in the event of a puncture. With SSR tyres, drivers can continue their journey for up to 50 miles (80 kilometres) at a top speed of 50 mph.
In the AutoBILD summer tyre test, 50 tyres first had to pass a safety check in the qualifying round. Only the 15 candidates with the shortest braking distances reached the next round. In the final rankings with a VW Golf as a test car, the Uniroyal Rainsport 3 particularly impressed the testers with its excellent performance on wet roads.
This year, the ADAC tested sixteen 225/45 R 17 Y summer tyres. The test included various different models from all tyre classes. The tyres were tested on a VW Golf 7. The Uniroyal RainSport 3 was awarded the rating 2.8.
Tyres with high wet grip performance (A or B graded) have shorter braking distances on wet roads and are, therefore, safer in the rain. As with fuel efficiency, the D grade isn’t used and there are no plans to use G.
Tyres account for up to 20% of your vehicle’s fuel consumption so, if you want to get more miles per tank of fuel, you should choose tyres with a high fuel efficiency rating. You will also lower your CO2 emissions. It comes down to rolling resistance i.e. the energy lost when a tyre is moving. The lower the rolling resistance, the less energy is lost and the lower your fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The difference between an A-rated tyre and a G-rated tyre could be as much as 6 litres per 625 miles.
This is the external noise made by the tyre and is measured in decibels. The more filled bars shown on the label, the louder the tyres.