MRF Tyres launches European motorsport division

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India’s Madras Rubber Factory Limited (MRF) has announced it is to expand its motorsport tire range to the European market. The brand manufactures a variety of tires for a range of motorsport disciplines, including single-seaters, rallying and motocross.

One of India’s oldest tire manufacturers, the company was established in Madras, India in 1946 as a toy balloon factory, before moving into the tire industry in 1952. During its history, MRF has heavily been involved in motorsport providing tires for a variety of championships including becoming the first Indian manufacturer to develop FIA-CIK approved kart tires, as well as developing the Formula Maruti single-seater series in conjunction with the OEM.

MRF’s operations will begin in Europe through 2016, with further expansion planned for 2017.

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive portfolio. Prior to joining the company, John worked for leading automotive design website, Car Design News. Currently editor of Engine Technology International, Professional MotorSport World, Professional MotorSport Circuit, and Transmission Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web and social media content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as chairman of the annual Professional MotorSport World Awards.

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