Yokohama Rubber's ADVAN Tyres to be used in Nürburgring 24-Hour Race by top-class BMW M4 GT3 Cars

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Published on
April 6, 2023

Yokohama Rubber, has announced that it will be participating in this year's Nürburgring 24-Hour Race, which is set to take place from May 18-21 in Germany. The company will be supplying its ADVAN racing tyres to two BMW M4 GT3 cars, which will feature the iconic ADVAN colors and will be aiming to win the overall championship.

As part of this year's ADVAN CHALLENGE, which seeks to maximize sales of ADVAN tyres during the brand's 45th year, Yokohama Rubber will be supporting the two SP9 Pro class cars entered by Walkenhorst Motorsport, a BMW customer racing team. The drivers of the cars include Christian Krognes, a four-time podium finisher in last year's Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS), and Jakub Giermaziak, Andy Soucek, Jake Dennis, Thomas Neubauer, Jesse Krohn, and Jens Klingmann.

Yokohama Rubber will supply the cars with ADVAN A005 tyres for dry conditions and ADVAN A006 tyres for wet conditions. The company is also supplying its ADVAN racing tyres to the teams participating in the NLS, and one of the two ADVAN-colored cars was the overall winner in its first appearance in the NLS second round race.

The Nürburgring 24-Hour Race is held on Germany's Nürburgring circuit, which is one of the most challenging race circuits in the world. Each year, the race features strong competition among the world's leading tyre makers, and Yokohama Rubber has been supporting teams participating in this race for many years. Cars running on YOKOHAMA tyres have won the overall championship three times.

Yokohama Rubber's participation in the Nürburgring 24-Hour Race is part of the company's three-year medium-term management plan, Yokohama Transformation 2023 (YX2023). Under this plan, the company's consumer tyre business aims to maximize the sales ratios of high-value-added YOKOHAMA tyres, including the global flagship ADVAN brand, the GEOLANDAR brand of tyres for SUVs and pickup trucks, and various winter tyres. The company also sees participation in motorsports activities as crucial to its effort to develop new tyre technologies that will further strengthen the ADVAN and GEOLANDAR brands.

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