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For 15 successive years, Kumho has supplied all the tyres for Europe’s top F3 teams to compete in the annual Zandvoort Masters meeting, and on the weekend of 20/21 August more than 20 of the latest crop of would-be Grand Prix drivers will push their Kumho ECSTA race tyres to the limits at this famous former F1 circuit.

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Kumho Nurburgring16Kumho-shod cars achieved no less than two class wins and two third places in the 44th running of the ADAC Nürburgring 24 Race, May 28/29. This year’s event was even more gruelling than usual, and will be remembered for a sensational four-way battle for outright victory by the leading Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3s, and the horrendous weather conditions that caused the demise of numerous entries and the race to be halted by rain, hail and snow. Read More »

– The new campaign is intended to change consumer perceptions of the Kumho brand
– It is based on a ‘blind tyre test’ carried out by professional racing drivers
– The resulting video clips are available for all to see on a range of major online media platformsKumho Ad Campaign Read More »

Gamble Manx Nat16aMark Gamble & Co-Driver; Steve Link, had an awesome run, until it came to an abrupt end, holing the radiator on the second stage of the Saturday leg.

The Suzuki Swift duo set a blistering pace from the word go, with an 8th fastest time through the Ramsey stage, only 0.2 seconds off Damian Cole in his Fiesta WRC. Read More »

DaveWright_Plains16prev01Bentham’s David Wright is aiming for more success next weekend when he contests the Plains rally in his Kumho Tyres and Grove Hill Garage-backed Ford Focus WRC.

On his last outing, the Malcolm Wilson rally in Cumbria, Wright finished second overall after a final stage driveshaft failure cost him a victory so his ultimate aim is to go one better on the Plains. Read More »

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 »

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