Giti Has 2 Podium Finishes at Formula Drift Atlanta

May 15, 2023

Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. brand, GT Radial had two drivers with a podium finish at the Formula DRIFT event in Atlanta, Ga. on May 13. This win allowed GT Radial to take the lead in the Tire Cup points standing.

Chris Forsberg, one of the drivers in Formula DRIFT, placed second while racing in GT Radial Nissan Z. Aurimas Bakchis captured third in his Feal Suspension / GT Radial Nissan S15.

The double-podium finish in Atlanta, combined with the 1st place finish by Matt Field in the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round 1 on the Streets of Long Beach, Calif. on April 8, put GT Radial in 1st place in the 2023 Tire Cup Standings.

GT Radial drivers are competing on Champiro SX2 RS tires, which were designed and are being produced at the Giti plant in Richburg, S.C. The SX2 RS ultra-high-performance tires are also sold for street use.

“It was an excellent showing in Atlanta for GT Radial, thanks to amazing driving by Chris and Aurimas and outstanding support from their teams,” says Mike Meeiem, motorsports manager for GT Radial.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with how the 2023 Formula DRIFT season has started out and look forward to showcasing our ‘American-engineered, American-made tires’ in the upcoming competitions.”

GT Radial clinched second position in the 2022 FD Tire Cup after achieving six podium finishes. After finishing fifth in its first year, GT Radial rose to third in 2021 before securing second at the final round of 2022.  

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