BTRC 2022 to run exclusively on Giti Race-Tuned v1 tyres
For the very first time the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) will run exclusively on Giti Race-Tuned v1 global competition truck tyres in size 315/70R22.5.
The deal means that Giti Tire, which has retained its role as BTRC’s Official Tyre Partner, will be fitted on all 20 trucks across seven events which make up the 2022 season.
The manufacturer will also have two fully liveried trucks in all races thanks to Team Oliver, which will be driven by Stuart Oliver and his son, Michael Oliver.
The season opener took place at Brands Hatch over the weekend of April 16-17, with the team securing both a first and second place finish over the five races.
Round two takes place at Pembrey on May 7-8 before going onto Thruxton, Donington, Snetterton, Pembrey again and the season conclusion back at Brands Hatch on November 6-7.
Three of the races coincide with hugely popular family events Convoy Cymru, Convoy on the Plain and Convoy in the Park which feature a range of truck, manufacturer and exhibitor displays plus stunt shows, live music and children’s entertainment.
Tony McHugh, TBR Sales and Marketing Director UK at Giti Tire, said: “We’ve had an excellent partnership with the BTRC for many years, and to take it forward into 2022 as exclusive tyre supplier really is a huge privilege and a massive boost for the Giti brand.
“As well as all the excellent marketing and social media opportunities it represents, we know that many of the teams find themselves working day-to-day in the transport sector and once they’ve experienced the Giti Race-Tuned v1 they doubtless want to know more about the truck and bus portfolio.”
Giti Tire is one of the largest tyre companies in the world in terms of both volume and revenue. With a brand portfolio including Giti, GT Radial, Runway and Dextero, the company offers a complete product range for Europe including passenger car, SUV, van, light truck (PCR), heavy truck and bus (TBR).
Giti Tire is focused on building sustainable partnerships with distributors, retailers, truck and bus fleets, vehicle manufacturers and other leading industry companies and organisations to provide high-quality products with excellent service.
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Singapore, the company has grown to over 35,000 global employees and distributes to more than 130 countries.
Giti Tire’s state-of-the-art European R&D facilities are located in Hannover, Germany and the renowned MIRA facility in the UK, working in conjunction with other global research and development centers in China, Indonesia and the USA.
Giti Tire is fully committed to maintaining the very highest standard of quality control procedures and has obtained IATF 16949:2016 accreditation for all of its manufacturing plants. All plants supplying Europe have obtained ISO14001 Environmental Management System Accreditation.