Giti’s Third Year of Competition Truck Tire Racing Kicks Off in UK
For its third straight year, Giti Tire is bringing is top truck tire technology to the track, starting with its recent April 20-22 appearance at the famous Brands Hatch Circuit in the UK. The Team Oliver satin-black VOLVO VNL race truck achieved strong overall results to kick off its season.
At the helm of the Giti #7 branded truck was renowned driver Stuart Oliver, a 10-time British champion who also has wins in the USA at Pikes Peak, India, and elsewhere in Europe. Oliver and his vehicle were utilizing the newly adapted Volvo engine for their first time, and found strong performance from it and the vehicle’s Giti tires, riding in the 3rd position throughout most of the weekend. While a multi-truck collision late in the race prevented Giti vehicle to complete the competition, the performance of both the truck and tires left the team pleased overall and ready for future races.
Giti’s specially-designed GitiCompete Race-Tuned V1 tires are tuned through extensive development and testing, with technology that adapts Giti’s commercial truck tires to truck racing environments. In-turn the results and data analysis from these highly intensive racing environments also help to improve Giti’s technology for all types of truck driving.
The action in 2019 is the third year of truck tire racing for Giti, as it continues its growth of Giti brand truck and bus tires globally. In 2017, Giti’s competition truck tires appeared in competition for the first time, racing in the Super Truck Nationals in Australia. This followed a 2018 expansion to also include participation in the BTRA (British Truck Racing Association) in Europe, which took its tires to some of the toughest tracks in the UK, Germany, and Belgium.
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.
In addition to its wide network, Giti Tire has a strong motorsports presence, including participation in the renowned Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race, the Fun Cup racing series in the UK, tire supplier for the Formula 3 Asia Series, as well as collaborating with many other teams and racing series around the world. The company is also heavily focused on green production and community efforts, including participation in local education and environmental efforts to create a better society.
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