Sep. 17, 2010
TOYO TIRES tested at “42. ADAC Barbarossapreis”
Osaka, Japan – 17 Sep, 2010 – Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Kenji Nakakura) announces that the latest product evolution of its race tire development programme will be tested at the 42. ADAC Barbarossapreis race in Germany.
Working with Lammertink Racing, TOYO TIRES have been developing slick and wet tires over the last year and following successful tests in private, the latest spec race tires will now be tested in race conditions. TOYO TIRES engineers hope to obtain enough data on the tires to allow them to fine tune the performance before further private tests are held.
Lammertink Racing with TOYO TIRES are a professional race team led by WTCC, F3 and GT driver, Tom Coronel. The car, a Porsche 997 GT3 Cup car will be fitted with 245/640R18 front and 285/680R18 rear Proxes RS1 (Slick) or Proxes RR1 (Wet) tires.
Taking place on September 25, the ADAC Barbarossapreis is the eighth round of the VLN Langstrecken Meisterschaft Nürburgring, or VLN series. The VLN endurance championship is one of the biggest in the world with up to 1.000 professional and amateur competitors participating.
TOYO TIRES will be aiming to develop the tires in endurance races such as the VLN series.
Watch the video of TOYO TIRES Nürburgring 24h endurance race from May 15.
Driver Line Up for Lammertink Racing with TOYO TIRES
Lead driver, Tom Coronel is an experienced development driver and racer. Career highlights include winning the Japanese Formula 3 and Formula Nippon championships. He has also raced successfully in Super GT and currently competes in both the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) and Le Mans 1000km Series.
Duncan Huisman has a wealth of experience in ETCC,WTCC and Dutch Touring Car races. A former Nürburgring race winner in 2005, Duncan has participated in many other high profile endurance races including the Macau Grand Prix and Daytona.
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