FIA gives control tire nod to Yokohama

July 27, 2006

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.'s ADVAN brand racing tires will be the control tire for the 2007 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC).

Yokohama began supplying tires for WTCC races for the current 2006 season.

"Their performance has been highly evaluated, meeting all of FIA’s requirements, and their selection for the second consecutive year has been confirmed," say Yokohama officials.