New series commences on 31st March at Silverstone
Premium tyre manufacturer Yokohama has been selected as the official tyre supplier to the hotly anticipated TCR UK series which commences at Silverstone circuit on 31st March.
The brand new series is expected to attract a great deal of attention from both teams and fans alike. Promising action-packed wheel to wheel racing, the series offers drivers the opportunity to compete in top level touring car racing.
Having supplied tyres to the WTCC for the past 11 years, Yokohama is no stranger to saloon car racing. Indeed, it previously helped propel drivers Robb Gravett, Will Hoy, Tim Harvey and Joachim Winkelhock to championship titles in the heydays of the BTCC in the 80s and 90s.
TCR UK Championship
“The new TCR championship is set to be one of the most exciting series in British motorsport and we’re incredibly proud that Yokohama is playing a pivotal role from the outset,” comments Mark Evans, head of motorsport for Yokohama HPT. “The cars will be fitted with one of our proven motorsport products which has delivered fantastic successes for many drivers around the world. Given its impressive levels of performance and reliability, we are confident that the tyres will help produce a first class racing spectacle.”
In dry conditions, cars will be fitted with Yokohama’s A005 racing slick tyre and for wet conditions, competitors will switch to the A006 rain tyre. Both tyres will be provided in 250/660R18 size.
“In our inaugural season, it’s vitally important that we have the right partners in place to deliver a successful championship for both the teams and the fans,” explains Jonathan Ashman, TCR UK promoter. “Consequently, Yokohama, with their highly rated products and extensive motorsport experience, was our natural choice as tyre partner for the series. We look forward to working closely with them and we’re confident that together we’ll produce a championship that we can be incredibly proud of.”
The partnership between Yokohama and TCR UK was officially unveiled at Autosport International, with a SEAT León forming the main display of the Yokohama stand.