Bridgestone partners with DeltaWing for ALMS
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC has teamed up with DeltaWing Racing Cars as a one-car entry in the 2013 American Le Mans Series. Bridgestone will supply Potenza tires for the select races in which DeltaWing competes during the 2013 ALMS season.
The DeltaWing features the racing performance of contemporary Le Mans race cars, but is differentiated by its far better efficiency, consuming only half of the fuel and tires of today's more traditional race cars, and using only half of the power, aerodynamic drag and weight, according to Bridgestone.
"This relationship offers an exceptional opportunity for us to innovate toward DeltaWing's goal of high performance and efficiency," said Al Speyer, executive director of motorsports for Bridgestone Americas. "We were eager to step in when the opportunity opened up for us to support DeltaWing. We love challenges that drive us forward and separate us from the competition, and we're excited to be part of the team."
Originally created as a potential new IndyCar of the future, the DeltaWing first was funded by longtime IndyCar team owner Chip Ganassi. Although IndyCar ultimately decided to stay with a traditional Dallara design, the DeltaWing race car continues to thrive in sports car racing, running last year at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
For more information about Bridgestone Americas, visit http://www.bridgestonetire.com/.
To details about the DeltaWing, visit http://www.deltawingracing.com/.