Yokohama exclusive tyre supplier for Red Bull Global Rallycross
All competitors in the 10-race series Red Bull Global Rallycross (starts May 17-18 in Barbados and ends November 5 in Las Vegas) will run on specially-designed Yokohama ADVAN race tires. The announcement this week as exclusive tyre supplier of the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series sees Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) expand its 2014 motorsports program to new arenas.
“This is a major move for us,” said Andrew Briggs, Yokohama director, marketing, product planning and motorsports. “GRC is a rapidly growing motorsport with global appeal to a young, passionate fan base, making it an ideal platform to showcase the technology, strength and competitiveness of Yokohama.”
Colin Dyne, CEO of Global Rallycross, said, “Yokohama is world-renowned for its full line of tires and rich motorsports history. We’re glad to have Yokohama aboard and look forward to an exciting season of rallycross racing.”
Red Bull GRC features heavily modified 600-horsepower production-based cars built for fast-paced heat races with huge jumps. Tracks are a combination of dirt and asphalt alongwith obstacles and surface transitions.