Giti Tire has revealed its involvement in the British Truck Racing Championship 2018, both as sponsor of Team Oliver Racing and through their global competition truck tyre, the Giti Race-Tuned v1.
The announcement came on day one of the CV Show (April 24th) by which time two events had taken place at Brands Hatch and Pembrey. The team secured pole position and an exciting win in the very first race of the season and has already amassed a host of podium finishes and valuable Championship points.
Team Oliver Racing will be running two inhouse race prepared trucks throughout the series, with British and European Truck Racing Champion Stuart Oliver driving a bonneted VOLVO VNL and Martin Gibson, Manager EU Testing Centre & Motorsport UK for Giti Tire behind the wheel of a SCANIA P1100.
The venture marks Giti Tire’s first involvement in truck racing in Europe and is part of the overall strategy to use extreme motorsport conditions to improve their everyday tyres through research and development.
The Giti Race-Tuned v1, which is available to purchase by any team in the 2018 Championship, is sized at 315/70R22.5 and has been specially designed with an even pressure distribution and footprint optimisation assuring competition cornering and braking performance.
Design features include unique outside and inside shoulders, two longitudinal grooves and advanced sipes shape, orientation and distribution, while the racing compound has a special polymer for better grip, distinct functional resin for better handling and CB/silica blending for increased tear resistance.