Avon Signs Up to 3 More Years with British GT
Since Avon Tyres began supplying control tyres to the British GT Championship in 2006 drivers have clocked up some 200,000 racing miles on its products. Now they’ll have the chance to add a few more miles to the tally following the signing of an agreement to extend the tyre maker’s title sponsorship and control tyre supply until the end of the 2014 season. Avon’s first outing under the new agreement will be at Oulton Park on April 23 to 25 next year.
“We have enjoyed working with the British GT Championship and are delighted to have formalised an agreement with the championship organisers for a further three years,” commented Cooper Tire Europe managing director, Julian Baldwin. “The constantly changing mix of cars, each with different characteristics, really tests our expertise but the Avon crew enjoys meeting the challenge head-on.”
“Avon Tyres has shown great dedication to our championship, both on track and behind the scenes,” added Stephane Ratel, SRO chairman and promoter of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship. “The nature of GT racing brings special challenges for a tyre supplier and Avon has always delivered a superior product that delivers equal performance across a wide range of machinery and generates fantastic race action. I am certain that Avon Tyres will continue to support British GT with marketing and promotion, bringing the excitement and aspirational glamour of top-flight GT racing to the race fans of the UK.”