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For the last 15 years, Kumho has supplied all the tyres for the legendary Zandvoort Masters of F3 event, and this year some 100 members of the company’s European dealer network were not only treated to hospitality throughout the race weekend, but reunited at the circuit the following Monday in order to sample the company’s range of high-performance road products for themselves.

The dealer party comprised delegates from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Romania, who first came together over dinner at the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, Noordwijk on Saturday, August 20. The following day they were transported to the Zandvoort circuit where they were able to: meet the ‘class of 2016’ F3 drivers; experience a tour of the comprehensive Kumho motorsport facility installed for the event; witness the performance of the company’s slick (ECSTA S700) and wet (ECSTA W700) racing tyres in action; and even enjoy an interview with the overall race winner, the meeting’s sole Swedish contender, Joel Eriksson. The day was rounded off in appropriate manner by a boat trip and evening meal in Amsterdam.

kumho-zandvoort16gFollowing a good night’s sleep, the party returned to the circuit to sample Kumho’s high-performance road tyres on the same circuit they had witnessed the experts competing the day before. They tried their hand at driving on wet and dry surfaces and even a spot of drifting. However, the high spot of the day for a lucky few was sitting alongside Dutch drifting ace Rick van Goethem – as, fresh from a competition in Denmark, he made this most exacting of motorsports look positively facile. Another surprise guest among the gathering was Dutch kickboxing ace Nieky Holzken.

Said Kumho manager Steve Miller: “This was a notably successful dealer trip that combined the best of hospitality, motorsport and product testing, and we have received many positive reports from those attending.”

For further information on Kumho and its tyres for motorsport and road use please see http://www.kumhotyre.co.uk.kumho-zandvoort16h

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