Yokohama supports many Motor Sports in 2018
The Yokohama Rubber Company will support a series of motorsports events in 2018.
FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR)
Yokohama Rubber was named the WTCR’s official tyre supplier for 2018–19 in recognition of its support for the series predecessor, the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), for 12 consecutive years from 2006. The company will supply 250/660R 18 sizes ADVAN A005 tyres for use on dry tracks and the same size ADVAN A006 for running on wet tracks during the series’ 10 planned races.
Japanese SUPER FORMULA Championship
Yokohama’s ADVAN racing tyres will be the control tyres for the Japanese SUPER FORMULA Championship, Asia’s ultimate Formula racing series, for a third straight season in 2018. The company will supply two different specs, adding a soft-compound ADVAN tyre to the medium-compound tyres provided in previous years.
Japanese Formula 3 Championship
It is Japan’s longest continuously running motor racing series. Yokohama started supporting it in 2011. It will supply ADVAN racing tyres-ADVAN A005 to run on dry tracks and the ADVAN A006 on wet tracks- as the control tyre for the Championship.
Japan’s Super-FJ Formula racing series is a domestic regional championship established by the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF).This year marks the ninth straight year since 2010 that Yokohama will be supplying ADVAN racing tyres for the Super-FJ races.
Super GT races are contested in two classes, GT500 and GT300. In this year’s GT500 races, Yokohama will be supporting the three teams it sponsored in 2017—KONDO RACING’s Forum Engineering ADVAN GT-R, and LEXUS TEAM WedsSport BANDOH’s WedsSport ADVAN LC500, and TEAM MUGEN’s MOTUL MUGEN NSX-GT. In the GT300 class, many teams including last year’s champion, GOODSMILE RACING & TeamUKYO will be supported by the company.
Touring Car Races
YOKOHAMA will supply its ADVAN racing tyres to participants in a number of touring car races held around the world, such as Europe’s VLN Endurance Championship (including the ADAC Zurich 24h Race), the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA, the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada, and the Inter Proto Series in Japan.
Japanese Rally Championship
The Japanese Rally Championship will feature 10 races in 2018. YOKOHAMA will provide teams with a range of tires appropriate to the course conditions of each race, centring on ADVAN A052 for races run on tarmac-paved roads and ADVAN A053 for gravel.
Yokohama will supply its GEOLANDAR tyres for SUVs to teams participating in off-road races around the world, including the desert races in North America and the Asia Cross Country Rally in Southeast Asia.
Yokohama will support teams competing in the OK class of the All Japan Karting Championship, the country’s premier kart racing series. In 2017, three karts were fitted with YOKOHAMA tyres. This year five teams will be racing on Yokohama tyres.
Besides, Yokohama will again support the FP-Junior Cadets category of the Japanese Junior Karting Championship by providing the new ADVAN SLJthe as control tyre.