For the last four years, competitors in the MSA British Historic Rally Championship have run on control tyres. However, following requests for change, they will next year be able to choose from the products of four different manufacturers, not least Kumho Tyres.
Welcoming the news, the company’s European Motorsport Manager Steve Thompson said: “We developed a range of gravel and asphalt products especially for this series, which proved very popular prior to the advent of single-make control tyres, so we are delighted at the change of regulation and confident of a positive response from the teams.”
Kumho has enjoyed ever-increasing success in the rally world and, for example, has been the tyre supplier for all five of Eugene Donnelly’s Irish Tarmac Rally Championship victories and last year’s win in the French Gravel Rally Championship by two-times European Rally Champion Simon Jean-Joseph.
Added Steve Thompson: “Much as we enjoy modern rallying, the older cars bring their own set of challenges; ones we are equally adept at meeting. We very much look forward to being an integral part of next year’s historic scene.”