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Kumho Apr16aKumho-shod drivers have won the first two rounds of Ireland’s eight-round Triton Showers National Rally Championship.

Round 2 – Circuit of Kerry Stages
Last weekend (April 3) the rallying cousins Declan and Brian Boyle of Donegal took their Ford Fiesta WRC to a well-judged victory on Round 2 of the championship – the Circuit of Kerry Stages. Read More »

PR_DW_MW02Bentham’s David Wright was denied a win on round 2 of the BTRDA rally championship, the Malcolm Wilson rally, last weekend after mechanical issues on the final stage of the event lost him time.

Despite suffering from a lack of brakes for part of the opening Comb stage Wright and co-driver Steve Pugh were third fastest in their Grove Hill Garage and Kumho Tyres-supported Ford Focus WRC. Read More »

PR_DW_MW01Bentham’s David Wright will contest his first rallies since last November’s Grizedale Stages over the next couple of weekends when he takes part in events in Cumbria and Shropshire.

First up will be the Malcolm Wilson rally next weekend, a round of the BTRDA championship and an event that Wright has scored some good results on in recent years. Read More »

Kumho BRC16Kumho, already the tyre manufacturer of choice for many rally teams, has been appointed a key partner and official tyre supplier to Britain’s premier rallying series, the MSA British Rally Championship (BRC).

The company has developed new products especially for the 2016 season and joins rival tyre suppliers Michelin, Pirelli and DMACK in what will be a fierce four-way battle throughout the seven gravel and tarmac rounds of the series, during which everything from the notoriously slippery asphalt of Ireland to the infamous gravel of the Kielder forests will be encountered. Read More »

Kumho Jennings Galway16bGarry Jennings achieved a memorable overall victory on last weekend’s Corrib Oil Galway International Rally (February 5-7), using his Kumho-shod Subaru Impreza to beat three-times British Rally Champion Keith Cronin’s Citroën DS3 into second place by almost 3.5 minutes.

This was a notably sweet result for 2013 Irish Rally Champion Jennings, who had never won the event before, despite many years of trying. Read More »

Kumho Tokyo16– The focus of the company’s stand comprised two of its latest UHP offerings – the Ecsta PS91 and Ecsta V720
– The environmentally-friendly Sense SE11 was also in evidence

Kumho enjoyed a strong presence at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 (January 15-17), one of the world’s foremost exhibitions for modified and tuned cars. Visitors were able to judge for themselves the motorsport-derived technology of the company’s latest UHP products. Read More »

Kumho has been supplying all the tyres for the blue riband Formula 3 Zandvoort Masters since 2002, and was therefore very much in evidence at the 25th running of the event last weekend (September 18-20).

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Kumho Barum15aConsidering the Dutch pairing of Hermen Kobus and Erik de Wild were experiencing the first major event in their new Skoda Fabia R5, a result of 8th overall in the Barum Czech Rally Zlín (August 29/30) was a mighty impressive result. But for a harmless spin on the second day it would in fact have been 7th, as the Skoda was a bare six seconds behind the Peugeot 208 T16 of Craig Breen at the finish! Read More »

Gamble pre-Woodpecker15The Kumho Tyres shod Swift pairing are aiming to take no less than the 1400 honours next weekend, when they will be tackling the Event Signs Woodpecker Stages Rally on Saturday 5th September which they took the 1400 victory on last year.

The event, starting in Ludlow, Mid Wales is a counting round of the BTRDA Kick Start 1400 Rally Championship, of which Mark Gamble & his co-driver; Steve Link last competed in the Plains Rally back in May, where they led the first stage until they unfortunatley retired with a mechanical issue. Read More »

Kumho Finland15As a newcomer to the World Rally Championship (WRC), little was expected from the 31-year-old Finnish driver Janne Eronen on the most recent championship round, the Neste Oil Rally Finland. Eronen’s own ambition was to be at least the fastest novice contestant, so the entire team was ecstatic when he and co-driver Ville Mäkelä not only won the novice prize, but were fastest overall in the production class with their Mitsubishi Evo IX. Read More »

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