Action packed schedule includes debut of all-women’s team at 24 Hours Nürburgring Endurance Race 2019.
With the closing laps of the Formula 3 FIA Asia championships completed on November 25th, Giti Tire’s 2018 season has come to a close. But the action will not stop for long, with an exciting 2019 motorsports season ahead, beginning next month with winter Formula 3 races and Dakar Rally racing in the deserts of Peru kicking off in January. Even more exciting, Giti has announced a number of other exciting events for 2019, which will feature a record four vehicles participating in the 24 Hours Nürburgring race, including driving the first all-women racing and technician team in a groundbreaking initiative at the world famous race.
Promoting Competition Through Research and Opportunity
Striving to promote research and provide opportunities has always been the intention of Giti Tire’s participation in motorsports events. The racetrack is the ultimate proving ground for tires, and the testing and development of tires works hand-in-hand with the road environment of all types of drivers. At the same time, Giti Tire actively participates in international professional events, testing and improving tires through competition, collecting valuable data, developing high quality and high performance tire products, and serving everyday consumers better.
Giti's dedication and enthusiasm for racing has created various innovative technologies and competitive tire products, making it a major brand in global racing. At present, Giti is the exclusive supplier of tire for the Asian F3 Championships, UK Fun Cup, Asia Formula Renault, Clio Cup, Formula V1, China Endurance Series, and many other events. Meanwhile, the company is represented in some of the top races and events around the world on individual vehicles.
24 Hour Nürburgring Endurance Competition: Making History with an All-Female Team in 2019
Over 24 hours, weather and conditions are constantly changing. From hot sun to heavy rain and fog, from dry heat to cold humidity, all efforts are necessary to conquer 177 high-speed corners and a 300 meter vertical road drop. In the face of bad weather, complex road conditions and dangerous corners, Giti GitiCompete GTR1 tires have helped Dorr Motorsports achieve successful results over the past two years with high finishes and a 100% race completion rate.
On June 20-23, 2019, Giti Tire will truly achieve history at the legendary track, as the tire of the first women's team appearing in Nürburgring 24 Hour endurance competition. The team will be co-operated by Giti Tire and the German WS team and will ride on customized WV Golf GTI cars. Team coach Rahel Frey, noted her excitement about the participation. "This will be the first ever racing car driven by a female driver in the history of Nürburgring, including all female technicians in the team’s efforts." Rahel is very confident that the team will achieve good results in the competition and inspire future female motorsports competitors.
In total, Giti Tire will provide tires and technical services for four cars in 2019, including the above mentioned GTI vehicles as well as with Audi. From one car in its first year to two cars in 2018, and now four cars in the coming season, the performance of Giti racing tires is being recognized by the European and global racing community even more.
Giti's Return to Formula 3 Asia Championships
Returning for its second year about a successful 2018 debut season, Giti Tire is committed to making the Asian Formula 3 Championships a top-level formula competition, combining with performance, safety, and car racing efficiency. This is also an opportunity to join together with the FIA to provide great opportunities for future Formula racing leaders. With excellent product quality, professional technical services and rich experience of racing events, Giti will provide GitiCompete GTR1 tires to a total of 26 riders from 11 countries in four continents.
This action will kick off with the first Winter Race editions of the series in January and February, 2019. Starting off on Chang International Circuit in Thailand on January 10-13, the action will then shift to Sepang International Circuit for racing competition on January 18-20 and February 22-24, as the cars and drivers get ready for the April-September regular season.
Bringing Competition Trucks to the Track in Europe and Beyond
Giti Tire took its GitiCompete RaceTuned V1 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. Giti also was involved through sponsorship and providing tires to competitive truck racing in Australia through the Super Truck Nationals in 2017 and 2018.
In 2019 and beyond, Giti will continue to embrace competitive truck racing, to further test and develop its Giti brand commercial truck and bus tires, as well as provide exciting race opportunities for upcoming drivers and viewing experiences for families and racing enthusiasts to experience truck racing action.
Additional Events Bringing Excitement and Opportunity in 2019
In addition to the above featured racing, Giti Tire continues to participate in a number of highly popular racing competitions and series in regions, terrains, and vehicle styles around the world. This includes the following competitions among others:
Asia Formula Renault– AFR is a one-make formula race series presented by FRD, including six fast and exciting formula style races on GitiCompete GTR1 tires around Asia from March-September 2019
Clio Cup– Giti is participated for the sixth year, bringing together more than 20 of the toughest drivers in the region competing for five races fiercely in sub-compact, high powered race cars.
UK Fun Cup- Small cars mean big action, as this unique race lives up to its name with exciting and fun track action of modified Volkswagen Beetles on GitiCompete GTR2 tires
Formula V1 Challenge- Fast and branded Giti vehicles equipped with GTR3 R11 tires will return to the Formula V1 Challenge for the second year, taking on some of the top tracks in the Philippines and Japan
China Prototype Endurance Race- As an official tire supplier of this major Chinese series, Giti will focus on great tire performance and stability during four rounds of racing from April-September, 2019.
Macau Grand Prix Lotus Cup– On one of the most difficult racetracks in the world, GitiCompete GTR1 tires face many tests, as they drive top competitors from around the region in the Lotus Cup
Dakar Desert Rally in Peru– Off the track, Giti is bringing its GitiCompete Desert1 tires to Peru for the first time in the Dakar Rally, covering 5,000km on Steve Riley’s off-road vehicle
Anticipation for the Year Ahead
With an exciting slate of races on hand, Giti will continue to expand its territory in the new season of 2019. Utilizing the cutting edge technology of the team of R&D engineers, Giti will looks forward to competing on both regional and global levels. This includes races that exclusively utilize Giti vehicles, such as Formula 3 Asia, as well as world famous competitions in which Giti will participate, including its four vehicles in the 2019 Nürburgring 24 Hours Endurance Race. Altogether, it makes for an exciting upcoming year of racing action that should not be missed!
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, fleets, and consumers in more than 130 countries worldwide. The company has eight production centers in three countries, including a recently opened tire factory in South Carolina, USA.
Giti’s global motorsports recent and current activities include participating and providing tires for the renowned Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race, truck racing series in Europe and Australia, Fun Cup racing in the UK, Formula 3 Asia Series, and with many other teams and racing series around the world.
Find out more at www.giti.com/corp.
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