TCR Europe switches to Kumho tyre for 2022

The TCR Europe series will run with the bespoke TCR tyre for the 2022 season, following the announcement from WSC Group that Kumho has developed the new rubber for the coming season.

TCR Europe follows on from announcements by the promoters of TCR Denmark, TCR Eastern Europe and TCR Spain.

The tyre was approved by WSC after a successful evaluation test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on the day after the final TCR Europe event in 2021.

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It marks the third different tyre for the European TCR series in as many seasons, after the final year with Yokohama in 2020 followed by Hankook in 2021.

“We are delighted to be making this announcement and I am looking forward to working with Kumho Tire from next season,” said TCR Europe promoter Paulo Ferreira.

“Having a single tyre across a range of TCR series makes total sense for both organisers and competitors and I think it shows great foresight by Kumho Tire to work with WSC and series promoters by producing a bespoke TCR tyre.

“I would also like to thank Hankook Tyre for their work with us during the 2021 season.”

Marcello Lotti, the President of WSC, explained that the use of a consistent tyre is a key aspect to helping teams and drivers to compete in a variety of series.

“Kumho Tire has made a great effort to embrace TCR, and that dedication is shown first and foremost in the quality of the product, which we have now evaluated and approved,” said Lotti.

“We have always encouraged the many promoters in the TCR series to choose the same tyre, which helps with technical cooperation and makes it easier for teams to compete in several series because the different characteristics of the tyres do not come into play.”

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