ERJ staff report (TP)
Prague – Czech tire maker Mitas signed a sponsorship agreement with the European Tractor Pulling Committee (ETPC) to enter the world of tractor-pulling.
The agreement goes hand-in-hand with the development of the Mitas Powerpull tire. The construction of the first prototype – at its new factory in Otrokovice, Czech Republic – is based on a manufacturing process similar to that for Mitas’ high-horsepower tractor tires.
Mitas has a long history of sponsoring sport events. Its sport roots go back to 1947, when it first started manufacturing motorcycle tires for speedway. With the growing production of agricultural tires, entering tractor-pulling was a “logical step”.
The sponsorship agreement ensures the Mitas brand and products will be promoted during international ETPC tractor-pulling events. There are 11 ETPC Eurocup events in total, held in seven European countries. The first ETPC Eurocup race took place on 16 May in Lidköping, Sweden.
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Press release from Mitas