KUMHO TYRES EXTENDS DEAL WITH V8 TOURING CAR NATIONAL SERIES
V8 Touring Car category Commercial Manager Rob Curkpatrick says the new deal is a win-win forÂ the series and competitors.
“Kumho have been long-time supporters of what we have been trying to do with the V8 Touring CarÂ category” he says.
“They’ve constantly listened to competitor feedback and worked hard to test and improve theirÂ product.
“We’ve had interest from other tyre companies under the tender process though Kumho again hadÂ the best balance of price structure performance and support.”
Curkpatrick also confirmed the Kumho Series will continue to use 17-inch tyres rather than move toÂ 18-inch tyres as per other categories.
“We’re really proud of our involvement with the V8 Touring Car Series and have taken great delightÂ in watching it grow into effectively an unofficial third-tier of V8 Supercar racing” said Kumho TyresÂ Australia national marketing and training manager David Basha.
“The blend of young emerging drivers coupled with some experienced veterans and the traditionalÂ Commodore and Falcon fight makes for an exciting mix. And the fact they are plying their trade onÂ Kumho Tyres is ever better.”
The Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series will shortly announce its six-round calendar forÂ the 2014 season.
This year’s final round will be held at Sandown in Melbourne on November 16-17.