Yokohama Supplying Macau Grand Prix Tyres for 28th Consecutive Year
When the F3 race cars take their positions on the starting for this year’s Macau Grand Prix, which gets underway on November 18, each of the 32 competing vehicles will be fitted with tyres supplied by Yokohama Rubber. This is hardly surprising, given that the Japanese tyre maker has acted as official tyre supplier to this particular race for more than a generation. This year marks the 28th consecutive occasion in which Yokohama has provided tyres for the Macau Grand Prix, having begun in the role of official tyre supplier in 1983.
First held in 1954, the Macau Grand Prix is the oldest motor race in Asia. The overall event comprises the F3 Macau Grand Prix, the seasno’s final WTCC race, the Motorcycle Grand Prix and more. Using the public roads of Macau, the Macau Grand Prix calls for tyres unlike those used on ordinary circuits. With this in mind, Yokohama comments that its Advan racing tyres have been recognised as “fully meeting” the race’s particular requirements. Yokohama will of course also supply tyres to rounds 21 and 22 of the 2010 FIA World Touring Car Championship series, due to be fought out on the Macau circuit on November 21, and other associated races.