Giti Tire Drives Lotus Cup Racers at 2018 Macau Grand Prix

Giti Tire Drives Lotus Cup Racers at 2018 Macau Grand Prix

26 Nov 2018 Motorsports
Giti Tire Drives Lotus Cup Racers at 2018 Macau Grand Prix

On November 18th, Giti Tire took part in the 65th edition of the famous Macau Grand Prix, sponsoring and providing tires to all drivers in the Lotus Cup racing competition.

The event was one of six during the Grand Prix weekend, which brings racers and spectators from all around the world to the exciting street-circuit motorsports events around the city and ocean side of the historic city of Macau.

In total, 21 cars participated in the Giti-sponsored Lotus Cup, all utilizing Lotus Exige vehicles, top racing technology, and Giti GitiCompete GTR1 tires driven by strong competitors from all around the region. Giti branding was showcased on each car, as well as on signage and on drivers' apparel.

The action-packed Lotus Cup race officially kicked off at 9:35 in the morning on the 18th, and included many lead changes and tough battles among the leaders, particularly Macao’s Kong Kin Chong and Hong Kong’s Lo Ka Fai. After the dust settled, Kong Kin Chong edged out Lo Ka Fai by only 0.9 seconds for the title of the Lotus Cup champion, while Mak Ka Lok of Macau finished third.

Giti has been a part of racing on the Macau racing track many times. In addition to providing tires and support for competitions around the Greater China region, the company also takes part in numerous races throughout Asia, Europe, Oceania, and elsewhere. In 2019, Giti will continue to do this, through participation in top races including the 24 Hours Nürburgring on June 23, as well as the Formula 3 Asia Series, Formula Renault, and others. Off the track, Giti tires will join hands with top foreign teams this January to challenge the 2019 Dakar rally in Peru.

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 energy-efficient production centers in three countries, including a recently 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 the official Giti Tire website

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