Yokohama chosen as exclusive tire provider for new Porsche Pikes Peak Class

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Yokohama has been announced as the title sponsor and exclusive tire supplier for the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Pikes Peak Hill Climb Trophy. The new class – which is set for June 18-24, on the Colorado Springs, Colorado course – is exclusive to the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport.

“2018 marks the 40th anniversary of our flagship Advan brand, and we’ve enjoyed a pretty successful history on Pike’s Peak, including an overall win in 1995, and most recently several EV class records,” said Andrew Briggs, Yokohama’s vice president of marketing. “It’s an honor to combine our heritage on the mountain with our ongoing support of Porsche activities in North America.  We’re excited to once again be involved with Porsche in this new class at Pikes Peak.”

In addition to providing tires for the event, Yokohama will be utilizing one of eight invitations to send Team Yokohama member Travis Pastrana up the mountain.

“Travis has a wealth of experience in a wide array of vehicles and venues, but this will be his first time racing in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb,” added Briggs. “It’s our passion and commitment to motorsports that’s going to align Travis, our new Advan A052 street tire and an iconic make in Porsche, all competing in one of the world’s most legendary races.  It’s certainly going to be fun to watch.”

Running in the Pikes Peak Challenge Time Attack Division, three variants of the mid-engine Porsche Cayman GT4 are eligible: the Clubsport, the IMSA GS class-spec Clubsport and the international GT4-specification Clubsport MR.

March 1, 2018

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