Giti Successfully Completes Debut European Truck Racing Season
Giti Tire took its competition racing tires to some of the toughest tracks in Europe in 2018, showcasing two branded trucks in partnership with Team Oliver Racing. With the April-November BTRA (British Truck Racing Association) season beginning and ending at the famous Brands Hatch Circuit in the UK, the team also took on numerous other locations in Europe throughout the summer and fall, including the famous Nürburgring in Germany and Zolder in Belgium.
Stuart and Martin Oliver represented Giti in their strikingly-branded #7 and #11 competition trucks. Following the ﬁnal race on November 3rd, Stuart and his team discussed the overall performance throughout the season and all members were very happy with the experience. This including an outstanding record of securing 16 visits to the podium during the racing season between the two drivers.
As part of the sponsorship, Giti’s specially-designed GitiCompete Race-Tuned V1 tires were used on both vehicles. These tires are tuned through extensive development and testing, with technology that adapts Giti’s commercial truck tires to truck racing environments. The extreme conditions provide a valuable information source that can be used for the company’s other truck and bus tires.
In addition to testing and learning through the racing, Giti Tire’s participation gave the opportunity for the company to showcase the strengths of its tires to truck drivers and enthusiasts, as well as families who may be experiencing competitive truck racing for the first time. At the events, Giti had branding and materials, as well as some giveaways to build its connection with viewers.
Giti’s involvement in the European series follows its competitive truck racing in Australia through the Super Truck Nationals in 2017 and 2018. It also supplements the wide variety of car racing activities that Giti joins, including the famous 24 Hours Nürburgring race and its first year as exclusive tire provider for the Formula 3 Asian Series.
About Giti Tire
Giti Tire Group (headquartered in Singapore) has roots in the tire business going back to 1951 and is now one of the world’s largest tire companies. Giti Tire produces a broad range of tire products, serving major original equipment vehicle manufacturers, auto-service outlets, motorsports teams, tire dealers, and consumers in more than 130 countries worldwide. The company has eight production centers in three countries, including a newly opened tire factory in South Carolina, USA.
Giti’s global motorsports recent and current activities include participation in the renowned Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race, official tire supplier to Super Truck racing championship in Australia, the Fun Cup racing series in the UK, newly announced tire supplier for the Formula 3 Asia Series, as well as collaborating with many other teams and racing series around the world.
Find out more at www.giti.com/corp
(Photos by Dave Archer - Kingsize Photography)