A completely new size for Giti Tire in Europe, the freshly-released Giti GSR237 Combi Road steer tyre in 355/50R22.5 offers a further fitment option for vehicles used in high load, low platform transportation. Giti Tire says it designed the GSR237 Combi Road to compete with premium brands – which up until now have been the only manufacturers producing this size.
Giti Tire appeared on the 19 June episode of Top Gear, supporting the presenting trio’s participation in a round of the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC). The episode focused on commercial vehicles – an HGV special – as presenters Chris Harris, Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness passed their lorry driving tests before driving across the UK in new DAF, Mercedes and Scania pulling units. Their journey ended at Pembrey Race Circuit, where McGuinness then competed in a BTRC round in a fully liveried Giti truck.
Giti Tire has extended its non-exclusive distribution agreement with long-term Nordics partner Vianor. The new extension will run until 2024, which will mean the relationship between the companies will pass its 20th anniversary. The deal covers GT Radial passenger car, SUV and light truck tyres (both summer and winter) and Giti heavy truck and bus products in Finland, Norway and Sweden. Vianor distributes tyres through its own self-branded stores and independent retailers, at more than 500 points of sales.
The Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing team won the VT2 class and achieved third place in the SP8T class with its all-female racing team at the 50th ADAC TotalEnergies 24hr Nürburgring endurance race. Both vehicles delivered their results on GitiCompete GTR1 tyres. The new BMW M4 GT4 of ‘Girls Only – Ready to Rock the Green Hell’ achieved a magnificent third place in the powerful SP8T after a near seamless weekend of high-octane action which saw the race go the full distance.
Giti Tire was “delighted” to reengage with its business partners and exhibit its revised product line-up at The Tire Cologne 2022. For the company’s European operation, the show represented the end of “a four year vacuum”, allowing employees and customers from around Europe, the Middle East and Africa to assemble, building “a platform for future success”.
Visitors to The Tire Cologne had the opportunity to see to Giti Tire’s growing product portfolio. Highlights included Giti Radial’s latest UHP tyre, the SportActive 2, as well as extensions to the GT Radial FE2 performance range. The Giti brand was well represented, too, with the Giti4x4 AT71 heralding a return to the all-terrain segment in the UK.
Giti Tire has added 28 new sizes to its GT Radial SportActive 2 ultra-high performance tyre range. Fitting rims sized between 16 and 21 inches, the tyre is now available in 42 fitments for cars and SUVs. Some SUV sizes carry a specific SUV marking on their sidewall to indicate their suitability for this fitment, Giti adds. While the eponymous Giti brand is growing in European markets, GT Radial continues to be the manufacturer’s most important brand in the UK, receiving substantial backing from exclusive distributer Micheldever Tyre Services. The latest support for its flagship car tyre product was announced from Stand B030-C039 in Hall 7 at The Tire Cologne, Koelnmesse, which continues until 26 May.
The British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) will run exclusively on Giti Race-Tuned v1 global competition truck tyres in size 315/70R22.5 in its 2022 season. The manufacturer, which is also returning as official tyre partner to the championship, will supply the tyre to all 20 trucks competing in the series. Giti’s two fully liveried trucks will compete in all races, driven by Team Oliver’s Stuart Oliver and his son, Michael Oliver. The team secured a first and second place during the five season-opening races at Brands Hatch on 16-17 April.
Giti Tire will welcome visitors to Stand B-030-C-039 in Koelnmesse’s Hall 7 at The Tire Cologne (24-26 May) with its next generation Giti and GT Radial branded tyres on display. For passenger cars and SUVs, the manufacturer will show the GitiSynergyH2, GitiSportS2, GitiWinterW2 and the recently launched Giti4x4 AT71 all-terrain tyre, as well as the GT Radial FE2, SportActive 2 and WinterPro2 for the first time. It will also use the occasion of the return of Europe’s largest tyre expo to launch three new heavy duty truck tyres. More than 15 product lines will be housed on Giti’s stand, demonstrating both of its flagship ranges’ revamps over the past two years.
Giti Tire has launched the Giti4x4 AT71, the manufacturer’s eponymous brand’s first all-terrain tyre available in Europe. The Giti4x4 AT71 targets a wide variety of vehicle types from AWD SUVs to heavy-duty pick-ups. Giti says the tyre offers “precise control and a durable performance both on and off-road” for “adventurous motorists”. It is available in eight sizes between 17” and 20″, section widths from 245-285, series sizes from 50-70 and speed indices S and T. The tyre offers a wet grip rating of A-C, rolling resistance of C-D and a noise level of B on the EU tyre label.
Giti Tire has added 27 sizes to its ultra-high performance GitiSportS2 range. Launched in 2021, the tyre was developed using Giti Tire’s globally-integrated, company-wide R&D system, AdvanZtech, and features a new compound that offers extremely high levels of grip which has resulted in an A grading for wet braking. Rolling resistance is measured from B-E. Fabio Pecci-Boriani, senior product manager PCR, SUV, Light Truck for Giti Tire (Europe), described the GitiSportS2 as: “The most technologically advanced, best performing, and dare I say the most exciting UHP tyre ever developed by the European R&D team.”
Italy-based Magri Gomme has hosted 2021’s best performing Giti and GT Radial customers at a celebratory event at the ski resort of Livigno. Dealers were given the opportunity to try out the brands’ latest winter tyres at Livigno Ice Driving School, including the GT Radial IcePro3, GT Radial WinterPro2 Sport, and the new GitiWinterW2.
Following on from a solid performance the 185/65 R15 tyre test recently performed by European motoring associations ADAC, ÖAMTC and TCS, Giti Tire has expanded the GitiSynergyH2 range with the addition of a further 30 sizes. The GitiSynergyH2 is now available in 46 passenger car, CUV and compact SUV sizes. The new size range covers 14- to 18-inch rim diameters, section widths from 165-235, series sizes from 50-70 and speed indices across T, H, V, W and Y.
Giti Tire has called the ‘Good’ rating awarded to the GitiSynergyH2 high-performance tyre in the ADAC 2022 15” summer tyre test “an achievement to be celebrated.” The tyre was the only sub-premium brand model of the six tyres to achieve this distinction. It was assessed against sixteen other patterns in size 185/65R15 88H in dry and wet road performance, comfort and noise, fuel consumption and wear and tear. It was praised for its all-round performance. The GitiSynergyH2 has been classed as ‘Highly Recommended’ by the Swiss TCS and Austrian OAMTC automobile clubs.
Giti Tire has published details of independent tests undertaken by TÜV SÜD for both the GT Radial SportActive 2 and GT Radial FE2 tyre lines. It reports that this testing showed “excellent results against leading brands and direct competitors’ products.”