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TCR Europe race series appoints Kumho as official tyre supplier

10 January 2022

Kumho has been appointed official tyre supplier for the TCR Europe race series from this year.

The products provided will be Kumho proven dry weather ECSTA S700 and wet weather ECSTA W701 competition tyres. The supply arrangement will also include TCR Spain, TCR Denmark and TCR Eastern Europe.

Launched in 2015, the various TCR series are hosted by World Sporting Consulting (WSC). They feature mass-produced 4/5-door touring cars powered by 2.0-litre turbocharged engines of up to 350 bhp driving through sequential transmissions.

Marcello Lotti, President of WSC Group, said: “Motorsport competitions offer a great opportunity to showcase and test advanced vehicle technologies. Kumho has made a great effort to embrace TCR, and that dedication is shown first and foremost in the quality of the product, which we have now evaluated and approved.”

Paulo Ferreira, the TCR Europe Promoter, commented: “Having a single tyre across a range of TCR series makes total sense for both organisers and competitors, and I think it shows great foresight by Kumho to work with WSC and series promoters in the production of a bespoke TCR tyre.”

“We will use this partnership to enhance our motorsport technology image and brand recognition in the global marketplace,” said Tony Gangseung Lee, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Kumho Tire.

No stranger to touring car racing, Kumho was the official tyre partner for TCR Korea at its launch in 2018. The company’s success in the world of motorsport has embraced everything from European F3 to WCR rallying, while in 2007 it developed prototype tyres for F1.

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