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Kumho Jennings15The 2013 Irish Rally Champion, Garry Jennings, heads the points after round one of the 2015 national series, despite not winning the event outright. The fact is, though he brought his Kumho-shod Subaru Impreza WRC S12B home 38.7 seconds behind the Ford Focus WRC of his old adversary Donagh Kelly on last weekend’s (February 22) Birr Stages Rally, he ultimately accumulated more points by being the fastest of all through the so-called ‘power stage’. Read More »

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‘Billy Coleman Young Driver Of The Year 2014’ Dean Raftery had never driven a WRC car before achieving a memorable 6th place overall on last weekend’s (February 6-8) Colm Quinn BMW Galway Rally at the wheel of a Kumho-shod BMW Mini. The result was all the more remarkable for the fact that he and co-driver Mark Kane had dropped as low as 18th on the opening day, following time lost to a loose water pipe. Undeterred, the 23-year-old put in a remarkably mature drive, setting a string of top five stage times to finish just four places behind the sister Mini of his illustrious team-mate, five-times Irish rally champion Eugene Donnelly. Raftery’s Colm Quinn-sponsored car was prepared by McGeehan Motorsport and ran on Kumho CO3 and TW02 rally tyres supplied by local motorsport dealer, Ears Motorsport Ireland.

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cheviot14 (17)Such a warm Autumn spoilt us – when the Team arrived at Otterburn Military Ranges for the Cheviot Keith Knox Rally, it seemed evident Winter was well on it’s way…

The surface remained damp and slippery throughout the day with a lot of mud thrown onto the road from cuts. Read More »

Kumho Todd pre-GB14Having successfully survived her three trial rallies as co-driver to Sky Sports News F1 analyst Tony Jardine, Peta Todd last week achieved her advanced BARS (British Association of Rally Schools) certificate. This guaranteed the fourth and final signature required to allow her to ride shotgun with Jardine on this week’s (November 13-16) Wales Rally GB – the final round of the 2014 World Rally Championship. Read More »

Frank Tore Larsen has extended his lead in the Norwegian Rally Championship, thanks to overall victory in his Ford Fiesta R5 on the recent Aurskog-Holand Rally – Larsen’s second on Kumho tyres.Larsen Kumho Read More »

Kumho Ypres14One of several David and Goliath results achieved by Kumho-shod rally and race cars in recent weeks was Dutch driver Herman Kobus’ 4th place on the Geko Ypres Rally, Belgium (June 19-21) – the 50th running of this ever-popular event. His privately-entered Ford Fiesta S2000 was only beaten by a pair of Works Skodas and an R5 Fiesta, all of which had professional drivers at the helm, and he missed out on a podium by a scant 18 seconds. Read More »

Kumho Norway14Frank Tore Larsen now leads the Norwegian Rally Championship by 28 points, following outright victory in his Kumho-shod Ford Fiesta R5 on the recent Rally Sorland – the first gravel event of the 2014 series.

Larsen, who has upgraded from an R2 Fiesta to the considerably more powerful (almost 300bhp) four-wheel drive M-Sport R5 model for this season, was ecstatic with the result. Read More »

Kumho Auto GP14Kumho has been the sole tyre supplier to the F1 feeder series Auto GP since 2012, and from day one has provided product aimed at giving drivers experience of the type of tyre management so fundamental to today’s Grand Prix racing – the level they all aspire to. Now Kumho has gone one step further. Read More »

Kumho Red Kite14Richard Hill and Pat Cooper took their newly-built MKII Ford Escort to an historic win in last weekend’s Red Kite Historic Stages event – the opening round of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship.

The 60-strong field enjoyed stages in the Calo and Crychan complexes and, though conditions were surprisingly good considering the ongoing wet weather, the return of heavy rain as the leading cars set about the deciding 15-mile long test certainly upped the ante. Read More »

WWRS14 Kumho ClubmansKumho Tyres has confirmed support for the new Clubmans Challenge within the 2014 West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship by offering two tyres at each of the seven rounds. The winner of the pair of tyres will be drawn from the hat among the crews contesting the Clubmans Challenge. Read More »


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