RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.—Giti Tire USA is planning to return to Formula Drift next year with its GT Radial brand after a three-year hiatus.
GT Radial will return to Formula Drift, North America’s professional drifting competition, in 2020 after competing from 2014-2016.
“There’s a lot of great things happening at GT Radial, a tire brand that has been rolling on American roads for 25 years now,” said Thomas Okihisa, director of marketing for Giti Tire USA.
Goodyear has taken its first win since its return to international motorsport in 2019 at the third round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Shanghai. The Jota Sport Oreca of Roberto Gonzales, Anthony Davidson and Antonio Felix da Costa won after a race-long battle with its sister Goodyear-shod Jackie Chan DC Racing car of Ho-Pin Tung, Gabriel Aubry and Will Stevens.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Bridgestone Americas Inc. has promoted Cara Adams to director, race tire engineering and production for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Firestone Racing.
In her expanded leadership role, the firm said Adams will oversee the race tire production process from product design and development to manufacturing and management.
Toyo Tires continues to support USAD 25 Hours of Thunderhill with its on-site VIP Track Services and Hospitality for Racers and Teams.
The 25 Hours is the longest endurance road race in North America and Toyo Tires is celebrating its eighth year supporting the event.
PORTIMAO, Portugal — Goodyear has stuck a deal with the organizers of the European LeMans Series racing series to make Goodyear the designated race tire brand for the series’ LM-GTE class for production-based supercars.
The latest evolution of Pirelli’s Scorpion K gravel tyres received their WRC debut at Rally Turkey on the weekend, and delivered victory on this first outing. Pirelli-shod drivers swept the WRC2 class podium.
Bristol, Tennessee – Goodyear Tire & Rubber, in partnership with NASCAR, is planning to change the design of the race tires it supplies to the NASCAR Cup Series to a larger rim diameter, perhaps 18 inches versus the current 15-inch formula, by 2021.
The change would coincide with the introduction of NASCAR’s “Generation-7” vehicle design, scheduled to debut in the 2021 season.
Toyo Tire USA Corp has developed the Open Country SxS for side-by-side vehicles. It features traits of the Open Country M/T-R racing tire, but has been designed in a smaller package. The tire’s 32in diameter provides high ground clearance for tackling obstacles. A durable construction and advanced compounds developed through motorsport provide responsive off-road traction on rocky paths, muddy trails and uneven surfaces.
Yokohama Tire continues to add to its off-road racing legacy. The tiremaker announced it has partnered with Crandon International Raceway, making Yokohama the “Official Tire” of the legendary off-road facility.
“Yokohama is proud to have finalized our exciting new partnership with iconic Crandon International Raceway,” said Fardad Niknam, Yokohama senior director of consumer product planning and product marketing.