Giti and GT Radial Return to Formula Drift

Posted on November 15, 2019

The GT Radial brand from Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. will return to Formula Drift in 2020.

“There’s a lot of great things happening at GT Radial, a tire brand that has been rolling on American roads for 25 years now,” says Thomas Okihisa, director of marketing for Giti Tire USA. “2020 will be one of the biggest years yet, with an all-new website, new products designed, developed and manufactured in America, and exciting promotional activities such as Formula Drift.”

GT Radial will compete with a new extreme performance tire which will be manufactured at the company’s facility in Richburg, S.C. That tire is the result of extensive testing and research, alongside the latest technology, the company says.

“We’re delighted to welcome GT Radial back to the series,” says Jim Liaw, president of Formula Drift . “Adding another leading tire manufacturer to our lineup is an indication of the important role the series plays in tire development and promotion. And hopefully adding another tire brand will lead to even more plot twists as we look forward to another exciting season in 2020.”

The brand last competed in Formula Drift from 2014-16.

For more information on Giti, visit

Related Topics: Formula Drift, Giti, GT Radial, Thomas Okihisa

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
News Michelin Names New Motorsports Director

Michelin North America Inc. has named Tony Menard director of motorsports, effective Jan. 1, 2020, succeeding Chris Baker, who will retire in March.

Ron Rossi is retiring from the Auto Care Association. He has led the association's market intelligence division since 2006.
News Rossi to Retire from Auto Care Association

Ron Rossi, director of market intelligence for the Auto Care Association, will retire at the end of 2019 after nearly five decades in the automotive industry.

News Vredestein Wintrac Pro Takes Top Honors

The Vredestein Wintrac Pro has earned top honors from two European automotive publications.

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!