Giti Tire Confirmed as Official Tire Supplier for F3 Asian Championship Series
Giti Tire has been announced as Official Tire Supplier to the new Formula 3 (F3) Asian Championship Certified by FIA, which includes full support and partnership of the series events throughout the year. As the supplier of this new series, Giti tire will join the FIA driver development program to build an important part of 10 teams with 24 cars to achieve excellence. Giti’s GitiCompete GTR1 race tires - with excellent product quality, professional technical service, and rich event experience - will help drivers advanced to a higher standard of international racing arena. Giti Tire is committed to building the Asian Formula 3 Championship Series as a combination of performance, safety, and driver success.
The partnership marks a continuation of the successful five-year collaboration between Giti Tire and championship organizer Top Speed, which began in 2013 with the Formula Masters China Series.
New Levels of Speed and Performance
The new Asian Formula 3 Championship will use an advanced FIA single frame and engine, maximizing performance and talent to showcase top quality racing. Giti Tire will provide all F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA drivers and teams with all slick and wet tires for the 15-race, five-round inaugural season, which begins at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit on July 13. Each team will receive two new sets of GitiCompete GTR1 tires per event included in the entry fees. At the same time, Giti will also provide technical and service support for the event, as well as use race data to continually improve and advance tire technology. Commented Top Speed General Manager Davide De Gobbi: “Giti Tire is the ideal partner for the new F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA. The company has the resources and expertise we require to ensure performance of the highest standards, as well as a proven track record with us in Asia. We are delighted to add Giti Tire to our roster of prestigious series partners.”
Phang Wai Yeen, Executive Director, International R&D Centers of Giti Tire, added “We are very proud of our continuous and successful collaboration with Top Speed which has now taken us to the next level of formula car racing as the official tire to the F3 Asian Championship certified by FIA. Through the last decade, Davide De Gobbi and the Top Speed team has successfully created a motorsports platform in Asia to propel young talents onto the international scene and we look forward to growing in tandem with Top Speed towards a higher level of participation in the FIA racing hierarchy.
2018 F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA Provisional Calendar
Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia - Official Test
Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia - Round 1 (Races 1-3)
Aug 31-Sep 2
Ningbo International Speedway, China - Round 2 (Races 4-6)
Shanghai International Circuit, China - Round 3 (Races 7-9)
Ningbo International Speedway, China - Round 4 (Races 10-12)
Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia - Round 5 (Races 13-15)
About Giti Tire
Giti Tire Group (headquartered in Singapore) has roots in the tire business going back to 1951 and is now one of the world’s largest tire companies. Giti Tire produces a broad range of tire products, serving major original equipment vehicle manufacturers, auto-service outlets, motorsports teams, tire dealers, and consumers in more than 130 countries worldwide. The company has eight production centers in three countries, including a newly opened tire factory in South Carolina, USA.
Giti’s global motorsports activities in 2017 included participation in the renowned Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race for the first time, taking second place in the SP8 class, official tire supplier to Super Truck racing championship in Australia, the Fun Cup racing series in the UK, as well as collaborating with many other teams and racing series around the world.
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