Yokohama’s motorsport department is ready for another year of high-profile action on the track, as the tyre manufacturer’s UK division demonstrated at Autosport International 2019. In competitive motorsport, Yokohama will provide tyres for a series of high-profile championship and individual driver support programmes on both the race track and the rally stage.
Yokohama has called 2018 one of the most high profile and busiest in recent years for its motorsport operation. The manufacturer’s products have been action in rallying and on the circuit, where Yokohama launched its support of the major new TCR series in the UK. The company also continued its ongoing support for a number of promising young drivers and grassroots motorsport.
The 2018 TCR UK season, supported by tyre supplier Yokohama, is to go down to the wire at its Donington Park finale this coming weekend. Pyro Motorsport’s Ollie Taylor reignited his championship challenge behind the wheel of his Honda Civic in Yokohama-supported TCR UK series at Croft circuit, leaving the series finely poised.
Reigning British Touring Car Champion, Ash Sutton, made his debut in the TCR UK Series this weekend at Oulton Park, taking victory in both races and heaping praise on his Yokohama tyres in the process.
Following the opening round at Silverstone in April, the Yokohama-supported TCR UK race series heads north for its Scottish debut this coming weekend. Twelve cars have been confirmed for the series’ first visit to Knockhill circuit in Fife. The series aims to offer an emphasis on close racing and excitement for spectators.
Daniel Lloyd claimed victories in both opening rounds of the inaugural TCR UK Series at Silverstone. In changeable conditions, series tyre supplier Yokohama said it was happy with the performance of its A005 slick and A006 wet tyres.
Yokohama announced that it has been selected as the official tyre supplier to the TCR UK series at the 2018 Autosport International show, which continues over this weekend. The manufacturer expects the new touring car series to attract a great deal of attention from both teams and fans, with plenty of action-packed wheel to wheel racing a hallmark of touring car series. Several TCR series run around the globe, and the top competitors in the seven-event UK series are expected to join a global event towards the end of the season. TCR UK commences at Silverstone circuit on 31 March.