5 of top 7 use Maxxis Trepador tyre at King of the Valleys
Five of the top seven ranked competitors at the second staging of the King of the Valleys endurance event used Maxxis’ M8060 Trepador competition tyre. Maxxis UK managing director Derek McMartin says the partnership Maxxis has established with the King of the Valleys is “hugely beneficial”.
“Being a part of one of the biggest up-and-coming motorsport events in the UK gives Maxxis a great advantage when it comes to its competition. It’s great to put our tyres to the test and this event proves that the advanced technology we use to develop our tyres, Orange Engineering, is one of the reasons why the M8060 Trepador was a popular choice of tyre for competitors at this year’s King of the Valleys event, with the performance reflected in the results.”
2012 champions Team Acerni Racing from Italy returned to achieve first place for the second year running. Stephane Zosso came second, Team Lucky Dog came in third, and Maxxis-sponsored Team Gigglepin just missed out on a podium finish and came fourth. With some of the fastest lap times recorded at this year’s event, Team Gigglepin pushed the Maxxis M8060 Trepador tyres to achieve a highly impressive finish after coming down hard on its front radium arm, forcing it to return to the garage to get repaired.
Organized by Neil Whitford on behalf of the All-Wheel Drive Club – the largest all-makes off-road club in the UK with some 2,000 members – and supported by Ultra4 Racing, which runs the US equivalent, Griffin King of the Hammers, the annual event involves three days of endurance racing. Teams battle against each other and the terrain over 80 miles of tough natural obstacles spread across the 1,600 acre site. The number of entrants grew to 49 teams from across Europe and the USA in 2013, and all-terrain vehicles from Landrover Defenders to 4×4 Buggys chose to run on Maxxis M8060 Trepador tyres.
Maxxis says the M8060 Trepador has become its “most sought after extreme 4×4 specialist tyre to date.” It’s tread element arrangement helps to achieve a uniform tread contact area, multi-stage staggered shoulder pattern provide improved control, and nylon belt-reinforced tyre construction is designed to provide improved control even on the most difficult terrain, making it the preferred choice for many drivers at this year’s King of the Valleys.