Continental tyres used in Daytona 24 hours motor race
Continental reveal the challenge of supplying tyres all the tyres for the Daytona 24 Hours motor race. With 55 cars on the grid we bring around 10,000 tyres
We are a great fans of the Continental product and look forward to further participation in the motorsport field.
Continental Tyres will continue as tyre provider for three of the four TUDOR Championship classes.
A tyre group that we are members of. which is my business, Pellon Tyres! Here in Halifax, Yorkshire, UK, we are proud to be part of They are also the tyre suppliers. to its prestigious partnership as the official tyre of the International Motor Sport Association (IMSA).
This partnership will last until the end of the 2018 racing season and means that Continental tyres will be the official tyre provider for three out of the four “Tudor Championship Classes.” The reached agreement also means that Continental will be the tyre maker and supplier for the Prototype (P), Prototype Challenge (PC), and Grand Touring Daytona (GTD) classes. Continental Tyre will also continue as an entitlement sponsor and exclusive tyre supplier to the Continental Tyre Sports Car Challenge.
Ed Bennett the CEO of the IMSA is over the moon with the recent deal made with the giant German tyre manufacturers and said,
“We are very pleased to extend our relationship with the German tyre company. As we continue to build the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship and Tyre Sports Car Challenge, it is vital to have enthusiastic partners to help us grow the sport. Continental Tyre has been, and will continue to be one of our most active and supportive partners.”
The Continental brand of racing tyres has an excellent reputation. especially amongst the racing fraternity. So, it is expected that they will continue to use its exclusive racing tyres. Importantly, the “Extreme Contact TM” that have a good reputation for the performance that race drivers demand. Continental is keen to extend its reputation in the North American market. So, we see the backing of these motorsport events as the way forward.
Continental tyres will have many marketing rights
As expected from such deals, Conti tyres will have good logo positions on the race cars in the races where their tyres are used and have all the usual trackside signage and many other marketing opportunities as they come along from promotions and different events, including TV coverage. For further reading… http://www.motorsport.com/tusc/news/imsa-continental-tire-extend-partnership/
Continental has also extended their involvement with the NASCAR Group company as well as the IMSA.
To continue with the sports car theme. Continental Tyre has developed the first legal track day tyre. This was achieved through tyre expertise and much research and development. The new tyre is known as the Conti Force Contact. Of course, we will include the now famous “Black Chilli Compound”! This helps the tyres bond to the road surface better. The new compound, combined with a newly developed macro block shoulder design, gives the new tyre superb handling when cornering at speed.
The Continental tyre also benefits from having bi-directional draining grooves on the inside of the tread which provides excellent wet weather performance when on the track, allowing for safer driving conditions for the driver in wet weather. The tyres are available in wheel rim sizes ranging from 18 to 20 inches.
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