On August 8th, the UK Fun Cup 2020 season kicked off at the Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk, England.
After a one hour Sprint Race and a four hour Endurance Race, Team Viking & UVio / Hofmann's Lotus took home the victory for the weekend. Giti Tire has maintained its position for the fifth straight year as the Official Tire Partner for the VW Fun Cup 2020 season, as well as racing its fully liveried GT Radial car.
The UK Fun Cup is known as a fast and exciting competition, while also a maintaining a friendly and fun feeling between the drivers, as well as fans. All cars in the competition run on GitiCompete GTR2 tires, forming part of a comprehensive range of competition racing tires which are used in events around the world. The proven technology findings are adapted to further develop its everyday passenger car portfolios.
Brian McDermott, Country Manager – UK for Giti Tire, said: “Like all motorsports the season has been curtailed because of the Covid-19 outbreak, but we have a very close relationship with the VW Fun Cup organisers and will continue to support the series this year and next. Add to this our involvement with MotoFest Coventry 2021, where the main GT Radial Sprint Circuit will host a full VW Fun Cup wheel-to-wheel demonstration race for the very first time, and it’s fair to say we’ve a lot to be excited about looking forwards.”
Graham Mitchell, Wholesale Sales Director for Micheldever Tyre Services, exclusive distributor of GT Radial in the UK, added: “The utilisation of the VW Fun Cup alliance has grown every year and we are seeing extra TV, print and online coverage. This can only be fantastic news as we continue to raise consumer awareness of the brand and support our growing network of independent tire and garage businesses.”
The Fun Cup endurance championship was launched in the UK in 2002, with the clearly defined objective of providing cost-effective, close, exciting racing.
With a grid regularly topping 30, the cars are identical, race designed, single-seaters with a super-strong space frame chassis based on the Volkswagen Beetle. They are powered by an 1800cc, 130 bhp VW/Audi petrol engine with a Sadev sequential gearbox, race brakes and fully adjustable suspension.
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 and motorsports presence, Giti Tire is also heavily focused on green production and community efforts, including participation in local education and environmental efforts to create a better society.
Find out more at the official Giti Tire website.