Retail

Yokohama named exclusive tire supplier for Red Bull Global Rallycross

Posted on March 3, 2014

Yokohama Tire Corporation is expanding its 2014 motorsports program to new arenas. The tire maker announced today it has signed an agreement to be the exclusive tire supplier of the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series.

Red Bull GRC combines the best elements of circuit racing, off-road racing, and rally competition. The series features heavily modified 600-horsepower production-based cars built for fast-paced heat races with huge jumps – some up to 70 feet. The tracks are a combination of dirt and asphalt with multiple obstacles and surface transitions.  Top drivers in the series include Tanner Foust, Scott Speed, Bucky Lasek, Travis Pastrana and Nelson Piquet Jr. All competitors will race on specially-designed Yokohama ADVAN race tires.

“This is a major move for us,’” said Andrew Briggs, Yokohama director, marketing, product planning and motorsports. “GRC is a rapidly growing motorsport with global appeal to a young, passionate fan base, making it an ideal platform to showcase the technology, strength and competitiveness of Yokohama.”

Colin Dyne, CEO of Global Rallycross, said, “Yokohama is world-renowned for its full line of tires and rich motorsports history. We’re glad to have Yokohama aboard and look forward to an exciting season of rallycross racing.”

The 10-race series starts May 17-18 in Barbados and ends November 5 in Las Vegas. GRC details are available at www.global-rallycross.com.

Related Topics: Red Bull Global Rallycross, Yokohama Advan, Yokohama Tire Corporation

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Nexen’s Roadian AT Pro RA8 SUV/light truck tire is available in P-metric sizes with a 50,000-mile mileage warranty and in LT-metric sizes with a 40,000-mile mileage warranty.
Product Nexen Offers Roadian AT Pro RA8 for Light Trucks and SUVs

The Roadian AT Pro RA8 from Nexen Tire America Inc. is an all-terrain light truck and SUV tire. It features an aggressive design that can tackle a variety of road conditions with ease.

News See Raybestos Website for 14 New Training Videos on Brake Repair

Fourteen videos demonstrating proper brake repair techniques from removing a caliper to master cylinder bench bleeds have been added to the Raybestos website.

Tire Discounters is the eighth largest tire dealership on the Modern Tire Dealer 100 list.
News Tire Discounters Continues Its Southern Expansion Push

The eight largest tire dealer in the U.S. is getting larger. Tire Discounters Inc. recently opened its 112th store, a 7,900-square-foot dealership in Huntsville, Ala.; its 113th will open in Hendersonville, Tenn., soon.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!