Location: Nürburgring, Nürburg, Germany
Dates: May 26-29, 2022
Following on from their first class win in the powerful SP8 category at the 2021 Nürburgring 24-Hour, the trailblazing #gitiracing all-female team are back in 2022 in a new BMW M4 GT4.
The car will be one of four taking to the grid for Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing, who are celebrating their sixth straight year at legendary Nordschleife and the fourth with the pioneering ‘Girls Only – Ready to Rock the Green Hell’ crew.
The BMW will be driven by Carrie Schreiner, Célia Martin, Pippa Mann, Fabienne Wohlwend, and as before will be entirely run by women inside and outside the cockpit. Team leader is Natascha Sonnen.
Other vehicles racing in the Giti Tire Motorsport livery will be a BMW 328i and a Golf VII GTI in the competitive VT2 class.
For the first time a GT Radial liveried car will also make its way to the grid in the form of a Porsche Cayman GTS, which will compete in the V6 class.
This season all cars will run on GitiCompete GTR1 tyres, which form part of a comprehensive range of competition racing tyres which are used in events around the world. The proven technology findings are adapted to further develop its everyday portfolios, taking learnings ‘from the racetrack to the streets’.
Giti Tire’s #gitiracing marketing activity will also kick-up a gear for the weekend both physically and online, with over 240,000 spectators back in the packed-out stands and millions of global viewers for all the high-octane action.
The 50th ADAC TOTAL 24h Race takes place across the weekend of May 26th to 29th.
Stefan Fischer, Managing Director - Product Technology at Giti Tire Europe, said: “The Nürburgring Endurance Series, which forms part of the build-up to the Nürburgring 24-Hour, has been challenging with a crash in race one, race two cancelled due to the weather and then a completed race three.
“While not ideal we have worked tirelessly to find the right balance between the new BMW M4 GT4 and GitiCompete GTR1 tyres so come qualifying and race day the car will be ready to perform for the #gitiracing all-female team to defend their SP8 class crown.
“As always, after the race, we will look at exactly what we’ve learned from what is one of the most challenging events that a tyre can be subjected to and see how this can be adapted for our everyday passenger car portfolios, so we continue to deliver maximum performance and safety.”
About Giti Tire
Giti Tire is one of the largest tyre companies in the world in terms of both volume and revenue. With a brand portfolio including Giti, GT Radial, Runway and Dextero, the company offers a complete product range for Europe including passenger car, SUV, van, light truck (PCR), heavy truck and bus (TBR).
Giti Tire is focused on building sustainable partnerships with distributors, retailers, truck and bus fleets, vehicle manufacturers and other leading industry companies and organisations to provide high-quality products with excellent service.
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Singapore, the company has grown to over 30,000 global employees and distributes to more than 130 countries.
Giti Tire’s state-of-the-art European R&D facilities are located in Hannover, Germany and the renowned MIRA facility in the UK, working in conjunction with other global research and development centers in China, Indonesia and the USA.
Giti Tire is fully committed to maintaining the very highest standard of quality control procedures and has obtained IATF 16949:2016 accreditation for all of its manufacturing plants. All plants supplying Europe have obtained ISO14001 Environmental Management System Accreditation.