The Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship (Goodyear FIA ETRC) kicks off on 21-22 May in Misano, Italy. This year Goodyear increases its commitment to the pinnacle of European truck racing by becoming its title partner.
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’s Martin Gibson secured third place at an action-packed season finale of the 2021 British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) at Brands Hatch. A capacity crowd watched Gibson finish fourth, second, fifth and third over the first four races. Entering the last race still in contention for the title, Gibson’s truck sustained a catastrophic hit at the Paddock Hill bend in traffic resulting in his retirement to the pit lane and ending his challenge.
Two British Truck Racing Championship podium finishes and a fastest lap at Pembrey mean Giti Tire’s Martin Gibson will enter the final race weekend at Brands Hatch just five points behind the leader. His partner at Giti Tire Motorsport, Stuart Oliver overcame no less than three in-race collisions and still managed to secure both a first and second place finish across the five races.
Giti Tire manager – EU Testing Centre and Motorsport UK, Martin Gibson will enter the penultimate round of the 2021 British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) second in the title race, trailing the leader by only one point. Gibson secured the highest points tally at Snetterton, taking him to 254, after securing two victories, two third places, a sixth-place finish and two fastest laps across five races on the 2.9-mile circuit. His partner at Giti Tire Motorsport, Stuart Oliver secured second in race five to ensure a one-two finish. He also came third, fourth place twice and fifth.
Giti Tire’s Martin Gibson dominated the latest event of the 2021 British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) at Donington. Giti Tire’s EU Testing Centre and Motorsport UK manager secured two victories, two second places and three fastest laps over five races. The four podium finishes represent his best single weekend return in three years of truck racing for Giti Tire Motorsport. He won races starting from both the front and rear of the grid in the reverse positions format.
Giti-sponsored truck racing team Holten finished one of the world’s leading extreme off-road events with only one set of Giti tyres. Described as the “Dakar of Europe”, the Rallye Breslau in Poland is a five-day, 1,300km cross-country rally across some of the most difficult terrains. The Netherlands-based team entered a modified Mercedes 1622 800HP and a Scania 4×4 630 in a field of 28 vehicles in the Extreme Trucks category.
Giti Tire is showcasing its 2020 motorsport achievements in a new video. Despite Covid-19 restrictions, the manufacturer still set tyres on the tarmac in the Nürburgring 24-Hour Race and Endurance Series, the F3 Asian Championship, the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC), and VW Fun Cup UK, among others. Its longstanding partnerships were joined by a growing Esports team, with 40 international drivers driving 30 different cars in online events around the world.
Giti Tire’s abbreviated 2020 truck racing calendar included events in Germany, the UK and Poland has delivered impressive results for the company. The season started in July at the Dekra EuroSpeedway Lausitzring racetrack in Schipkau where the new fully race-prepared and Giti liveried MAN TGX truck made its debut. Weighing in at 5,300kg, the unit employs a 12.9 litre D26 engine capable of producing 1,000BHP. Driven by Martin Gibson, Giti Tire’s manager – EU Testing Centre and Motorsport UK, the team recorded two first and two second place finishes across all four races.
Giti Tire continued its excellent start to the shortened 2020 BTRC truck racing season at Snetterton on 19-20 September, securing four podium finishes in five races. In race one qualifying Martin Gibson, the company’s manager EU Testing Centre & Motorsport UK secured pole position and Stuart Oliver joined him on the front row at the Norfolk circuit. The pair swapped positions during the race as Oliver headed the team’s first ever one-two finish. Oliver also won race three, with Gibson on the third step of the podium.
Newell & Wright Motorsport driver John Newell raced through the grid at the first British Truck Racing Association (BTRA) weekend at Donington, with Textar brakes proving the difference. Textar braking enables Newell to brake later and stop quicker than other drivers, and this point was more than proven as Newell made up places in every Sunday race, culminating in a first-place finish in the final race.
Giti Tire’s 2020 racing truck had a very successful debut at the Dekra EuroSpeedway Lausitzring in Germany. The new unit recorded two first and two second place finishes. The 11-12 July event was held behind closed doors with ten teams from the Dutch, British and FIA European Championship. The fully race-prepared and liveried MAN TGX 18.480 secured its four podium positions in two qualification and two reverse grid races.
Giti Tire’s “busiest year-to-date in European motorsport” was capped by two victories by Giti and GT Radial sponsored partners. The all-female racing team, ‘Girls Only – Ready to Rock the Green Hell’, recorded their first ever class win in the ninth and last race of the VLN Langstreckenmeisterschaft in their VW Golf VII GTI TCR. Meanwhile Benjamin Boulbes became a six-time French Drift Championship winner on GT Radial tyres.
The Apollo Tyres TOR Truck Racing team will bring its racing truck ‘Thelma’ to Le Mans on 28-29 September for its final 2019 appearance on track. The team has been making a few alterations to the racing truck following a successful weekend at the ‘Convoy in the Park’ event at Donington in August, in preparation for the penultimate rounds of the European Truck Racing Championship.