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, my business Pellon Tyres! Here in Halifax Yorkshire, UK, are proud to be part of. They are also the tyre suppliers again. To the prestigious partnership as official tyre of the International Motor Sport Association the “IMSA”.
This partnership will, last up to 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 also will continue as entitlement sponsor and exclusive tire 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 Tire 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 race tyres have 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 the race drivers demand. Continental are keen to extend their reputation in the North American market. So, and see the backing of these motor sport events as the way forward.
Continental tyres will have many marketing rights
As expected from such deals as this Conti tyres will have good logo positions on the race cars in the races where its tyres are used and have all the usual track side 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 sport car theme. Continental tyres have developed the first legal track day tyre. This was achieved by tyre expertise and much research and development. The new tyre is known as the Conti Force Contact. Of course, will include the now famous “Black Chilli Compound”! Which aids the tyres to a better bonding to the road surface. The new compound plus a newly developed macro block shoulder design gives the new tyre superb handling when cornering at speed.
The 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 18 to 20 inch wheel rim sizes.