Yokohama announced as tire partner for debut TCR UK series

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Tire manufacturer Yokohama has been selected as the official tire supplier to the forthcoming TCR UK series, which is set to commence at Silverstone circuit on 31st March.

The brand new series has been a point of conversation in UK motorsport since its announcement late last year, and is expected to attract a great deal of attention from both teams and fans alike. Promising action-packed wheel to wheel racing, the series offers drivers the opportunity to compete in top level touring car racing at a substantially more attractive price point than existing UK tin top championships.

“The new TCR championship is set to be one of the most exciting series in British motorsport and we’re incredibly proud that Yokohama is playing a pivotal role from the outset,” stated Mark Evans, head of motorsport for Yokohama HPT. “The cars will be fitted with one of our proven motorsport products which has delivered fantastic successes for many drivers around the world. Given its impressive levels of performance and reliability, we are confident that the tires will help produce a first class racing spectacle.”

In dry conditions, cars will be fitted with Yokohama’s A005 racing slick tire and for wet conditions, competitors will switch to the A006 rain tire. Both tires will be provided in 250/660R18 size.

“In our inaugural season, it’s vitally important that we have the right partners in place to deliver a successful championship for both the teams and the fans,” added Jonathan Ashman, TCR UK promoter. “Consequently, Yokohama, with their highly rated products and extensive motorsport experience, was our natural choice as tire partner for the series. We look forward to working closely with them and we’re confident that together we’ll produce a championship that we can be incredibly proud of.”

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