ERJ staff report (DS)
Tokyo - The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., has announced its 2011 motor sports plans.
Yokohama has been supplying one-make tyres for the WTCC since 2006, and has been officially designated to do so through 2012.
For the 29th consecutive year, starting in 1983, Yokohama will provide one-make tyres for the Formula 3 competition, the main event of the International Macau Grand Prix.
In the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) series, moving among various locations in Europe, Yokohama Rubber will participate in six races, including the Tour de Corse (France).
In the Japanese GT500 class, Yokohama Rubber said it is going all out to win the championship.
For the German VLN Endurance Racing Series (ten races) at the Nurburgring, the prestigious ADAC Zurich 24h-race and the Total 24 Hours of Spa, Yokohama Rubber will supply tyres to Black Falcon (AMG SLS) and other promising teams, seeking the overall championship.
In the United States, Yokohama Rubber will participate in the GT class of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) with West Yokohama Racing (Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4).
In China, Yokohama became the only supplier to the China Touring Car Championship (CTCC) last year and will continue providing Advan eco racing tyres as one-make tyres. In Thailand, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Macau, Yokohama Rubber will supply its tyres primarily to various circuit races.
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Press release from Yokohama