GT Radial to join MotoFest Coventry as sprint circuit sponsor

GT Radial is sponsoring the MotoFest Coventry track, made from the city’s ring road, at the UK’s largest urban motorsports festival weekend

GT Radial is the new main sprint circuit sponsor at this weekend’s Power Maxed MotoFest Coventry 2019. During the UK’s largest urban motorsports festival weekend, the MotoFest Coventry track, created from the city’s ring road, will be named the GT Radial sprint circuit. As part of the sponsorship agreement, GT Radial will run its VW Fun Cup cars on the sprint circuit on both days of the festival weekend.

Giti Tire is the official tyre partner for the VW Fun Cup series, which sees a grid of 30 identical, race designed, single seater cars with a super-strong space frame chassis based on the Volkswagen Beetle, compete in an eight-round endurance championship.

Along with the VW Fun Cup cars, a Power Maxed MotoFest Coventry crowd favourite, the racing trucks, will also return as part of the sprint circuit sponsorship.

Giti Tire sponsored Team Oliver Racing – featuring British and European Truck Racing Champion, Stuart Oliver – will run a VOLVO VNL which weighs in at well over five tonnes and produces in excess of 1,100 BHP.

The motorsport heavyweights will again feature on the GT Radial sprint circuit, three years since their last appearance at MotoFest 2016, when they proved to be one of the crowd-pleasing highlights of the weekend.

Brian McDermott, country manager – UK for Giti Tire, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be involved in MotoFest Coventry and being a hugely active partner in the event.

“At our stand visitors will be able to get up close and personal with the VW Fun Cup cars and Stuart’s racing truck, as well as enjoying other participation activities including an F1 simulator and a car-themed football shooting challenge for the kids.

“We are involved in motorsport events throughout Europe and our promise is to take this high-end technology from ‘the racetrack to the road’, this is us delivering on that guarantee in the fun-packed environment that only the Coventry MotoFest can generate.”

James Noble, Coventry MotoFest festival director, said: “It’s fantastic to have such a high profile sponsor for the sprint circuit and a brand that is already so well connected to motorsport.

“We also have the added excitement of seeing the VW Fun Cup cars on the GT Radial sprint circuit during the festival weekend.

“If all that wasn’t enough to look forward to, thanks to Giti Tire we also have the welcome return of the racing trucks, which I am sure will be hugely appreciated by all those who enjoyed them at MotoFest Coventry 2016.

“It’s all building towards another incredible event. We look forward to making further exciting announcements regarding more amazing two and four wheeled attractions set to run on the GT Radial sprint circuit.”

Power Maxed MotoFest Coventry is a two-day festival dedicated to the city’s motoring heritage, taking place on Saturday 1 June and Sunday 2 June.

As the largest free urban motorsport festival in the UK, it brings live motorsport, including official championship rounds of various race series, classic and performance vehicles, and the cutting edge of automotive innovation right into the heart of the UK’s Motor City, free for everyone to enjoy across the weekend.

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