Japanese manufacturer Yokohama has been appointed as the new rear tire supplier to competitors in the 2023 British Trials and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) Sporting Trials series.
The next round of the series will take place in Warwickshire, UK, on Sunday, October 15, and cars will be equipped with Yokohama’s GT Special Classic Y350 tire in 165/80R15 size. The model was originally designed for Japanese and European cars from the 1960s and 1970s.
Simon Clarke, motorsport/warranty tire technician at Yokohama, explained, “Our GT Special Classic Y350 is designed with both heritage and modern technology in mind, making it a fitting choice for such an esteemed series. We look forward to supporting the competitors and contributing to the rich history of the BTRDA.”
Stuart Beare, chairman of the BTRDA Sporting Trials, said, “We’ve found Yokohama to be incredibly supportive of our sport, Sporting Trials, and the supply chain is superb. The GT Classic tire that’s been chosen is proving very popular with drivers and the clerks of the course, and we look forward to a long and successful association with Yokohama.”
The BTRDA Sporting Trials will be followed by the 2023 Gold Star & Silver Star Final Championship event commencing on January 20, 2024, in Penrith, UK.