Retail

Cooper British F3 and Avon British GT head to Brands Hatch

Posted on August 28, 2014

The Cooper Tires British Formula 3 and Avon Tyres British GT Championships make their annual visit to Brands Hatch – a circuit known for its fearsome corners, hills and dips – for this weekend’s penultimate meeting of the 2014 season.
 
The Kent circuit will see the next generation of F1 drivers battle it out on one of the world’s most iconic circuits, attempting to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Stirling Moss, Jim Clark and Emerson Fittipaldi, who have all raced and won at Brands Hatch over the years. In particular, Matt Rao and the Fortec Motorsport team will look to extend their championship lead even further.
 
Meanwhile, the Avon Tyres British GT heads to Brands off the back of a sensational run at Spa-Francorchamps last month. Marco Attard will be seeking to extend his lead in the championship and secure the position of the Ecurie Ecosse team at the top of the table.

The British GT series features the world’s finest supercars, including Ferrari, McLaren, Bentley and Porsche; making it one of the most prestigious grids of the year.


 


Cooper Tire Motorsport General Manager, Paul Coates, said, “British F3 runs on the Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch, which is famous for being an undulating track featuring the plunging, fast downhill Paddock Hill Bend. With a total of nine turns, the track consists of six right and three left turns, meaning that car set-up is extremely important to allow for the loads exerted on the front left of the car due to the greater number of quick right-handers. Brands Hatch is an excellent circuit for young drivers to show their tire management skills.
 
“Most drivers would name Brands Hatch as being among their favorite tracks in the UK, with its fast configuration and long sweeping corners. However, overtaking at this circuit can be difficult and this is where the challenge comes in for the British GT grid. Competitor numbers are greater in this championship than in British F3, making it even harder. In terms of looking after their tires, the drivers need to take into consideration heavy braking zones, the prime example of which is at Druids.”

Qualifying for British F3 at Brands Hatch will get underway at 14:30hrs on Saturday 30 August, with the opening race of the weekend following at 17:10hrs. On Sunday, 31 August, races two and three will take place at 10:55hrs and 16:35hrs respectively.
 

Related Topics: Avon Tyres, Brands Hatch, Cooper Tire

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
News

Denso Expands TPMS Sensor Coverage

Denso Products and Services Americas Inc. has added 14 part numbers to its selection of First Time Fit tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors. The new part numbers add coverage for more than 10 million European and Korean vehicles.

News

Goodyear Declares 21st Straight Dividend

Directors of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. have declared a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share of common stock. The dividend is payable March 1, 2017, to shareholders of record on Feb. 1, 2017.

News

Hotwire Will Return After MLK Holiday

Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Modern Tire Dealer will not publish Hotwire on Monday. Look for the next edition on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

In 2016 Toyo expanded its production capacity at its North American plant in Georgia. In 2017 the company will add to its R&D center there.
News

Toyo Expands North American R&D Center

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. is expanding its research and development space in White, Ga., to boost its North American business. The work is scheduled to be complete in 2017.

News

Hercules Strengthens Warranty Program in 3 Ways

Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. beefed up its warranty program in three ways on Jan. 1, 2017. Road hazard coverage for mud tires and commercial traction tires is just one part of the expanded program.

News

ASE Names New Leadership for 2017

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has named four officers to its board of directors and elected two people to its board of governors.

Michelin says the new Pilot Sport 4S UHP tire solves the pleasure and safety equation for performance enthusiasts, offering unprecedented driving pleasure, exceptional steering precision and tremendous directional stability, while also providing maximum grip on wet or dry roads.
News

Michelin Adds New UHP Tire to Pilot Line

Michelin Group’s new Pilot Sport 4S has a Y speed rating (186+ mph) and offers a 30,000-mile warranty. The product line initially includes 35 sizes, in widths ranging from 225mm to 345mm, aspect ratios from 30 to 45, and rim diameters from 18 to 20 inches.

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!