Following the WSC Group’s announcement that Kumho Tire has developed a bespoke tyre for TCR competition, TCR Europe has confirmed its intention to switch its exclusive tyre supply from Hankook to Kumho for the 2022 season. WSC approved the Kumho tyre following a successful evaluation test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on the day after the final event of the 2021 TCR Europe season.
According to WSC Group Ltd., the entity behind the TCR touring car series concept, Kumho Tire has developed a bespoke tyre for TCR competition. WSC has approved the new tyre following its successful completion of evaluation testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on 11 October, the day after the TCR Europe season drew to a close.
Hankook has expanded its involvement in motorsport with the news that it is to be the new and exclusive tyre supplier to various European TCR series, which it will supply with the high-end Ventus Race tyre from this season. Hankook has supported TCR formats with great success in the past and, this year, TCR Europe enters its sixth season and will start on Hankook race tyres in seven different European countries.
Despite the end of the 2019 motorsport season being in sight, Yokohama’s motorsport team is continuing to supply tyres to competitors around the world who are closing in on a number of championship titles.
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.