Continental to supply tyres for UEFA Euro 2016 team buses

Tuesday 7th June 2016 | 0 Comments

 
The Conti Goal HA3 includes football themed sidewall graphics
The Conti Goal HA3 includes football themed sidewall graphics

Manufacturer continues official sponsorship of major European football events

As an official sponsor of this summer’s UEFA Euro 2016 tournament, Continental will continue positioning of its brand close to the top level of European football, a strategy that continues to prove successful, and popular with competitors. As part of its sponsorship package with the tournament, Conti will equip the transfer buses taking teams all over France to the ten host cities with its premium bus tyres, a feature previously seen at the Brazil-hosted World Cup in 2014, when Conti supplied a special edition ContiGol Urbino. In addition to the buses used by all 24 teams who have qualified, the specially designed Conti Goal HA3 tyres will also run on 20 VIP buses provided by selected private transport companies. Conti will use an exclusive special edition tyre for the tournament based on its Conti CityPlus HA3 tyre for regional transportation. The size 295/80R22.5 Conti Goal HA3 was developed in Germany by the manufacturer’s engineers, and can be fitted to any axle.

The Conti Goal HA3 features well-defined longitudinal grooves for optimum handling and wet performance and combined with its deep 3D sipes, the tyre offers extra grip and consistently reliable braking characteristics throughout its service life. Together with the special rubber tread compound, the closed side flanks ensure comfortable and quiet rolling properties. The stronger side wall structure reduces the flexing energy of the tyre, therefore helping to significantly reduce fuel consumption.

“The sophisticated performance properties and high level of reliability of Conti Goal HA3 will ensure that the 24 teams enjoy safe and comfortable travel,” explains Geert Roik, head of global research & development commercial vehicle tyres at Continental. “As a result, Europe’s top footballers can get to their 51 fixtures on time and football fans all over the world can enjoy an unforgettable tournament.

“What distinguishes the Conti Goal HA3 tyres from the basic Conti CityPlus HA3 product line are the numerous football pictograms in different sizes, the official logo of UEFA Euro 2016 and the orange Continental logo on the newly designed side walls.”

Each team bus, including England’s (pictured), will run on the Conti Goal HA3, a special edition bus tyre adapted from the manufacturer’s Conti CityPlus HA3

Each team bus, including England’s (pictured), will run on the Conti Goal HA3, a special edition bus tyre adapted from the manufacturer’s Conti CityPlus HA3

Throughout UEFA Euro 2016, from the opening match on 10 June to the final on 10 July in Paris, tyre servicing and maintenance on all 44 buses fitted with Conti Goal HA3 in size 295/80 R 22.5 will be the responsibility of Continental’s FleetPartner network. Conti states that FleetPartner is currently the biggest provider of tyres and services for car and truck fleets in Europe and part of the Conti 360°FleetServices network. The three partners that form FleetPartner°– BestDrive, Eurotyre and Siligom°– run more than 550 service stations throughout France, as well as almost 900 response vehicles and 2,400 sites throughout Europe.

Conti presents its football sponsorship through a dedicated website: www.ContiSoccerWorld.de. On it, Conti will keep visitors up to date throughout the most popular footballing event of 2016 with team portraits, images, match analysis and insight, as well as five issues of Continental SoccerNews.

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