A year after leading Indian tyre manufacturer MRF Tyres launched its MRF Motorsport business at the Autosport Show in Birmingham this time last year, progress is said to be going well. The latest addition to the European motorsport division’s portfolio is the Honda Civic Cup.
As you can imagine, the firm’s Autosport stand was dominated by cars from the Honda Civic Cup, which joins the Australian Rally Championship as one of MRF’s latest international series.
But perhaps the fastest car on the stand was MRF’s F3-esque MRF Challenge car, which runs in a series around the Middle East and India. The MRF Challenge features an MRF F2000 car designed for the 2016 season. The 2016 MRF Challenge car is powered by a 2 litre Mountune Duratec engine with max power of 250 bhp and shod on MRF Z.L.O. tyres slick and wet racing tyres.
The series consists of four rounds and at least 14 races. Bahrain is on the GP circuit layout and a support to WEC 6 hours race. Top class engineers from the UK and mechanics from UK as well as India are used. There five sets of (either slick or wet) tyres per car per event.
MRF Tyres are distributed by “Service & Sport” in the UK. cja