Giti Ready to Race With VW Fun Cup 2020

Giti Tire will maintain its position as Official Tyre Partner for the reduced VW Fun Cup 2020 season, as well as racing its fully liveried GT Radial car.

Five rounds will take place, starting at Snetterton for a One Hour Sprint Race and a Four Hour Endurance Race on August 8th before hitting Thruxton, Silverstone and the season finale at Oulton Park on October 17th.

The main driver will be Ellis Hadley, senior test engineer at Giti Tire, who will line-up on the grid alongside seasoned racing enthusiasts from the GT Radial Performance Centre (GTPC) network.

All cars in the competition run on GitiCompete GTR2 tyres which form part of a comprehensive range of competition racing tyres which are used in events around the world. The proven technology findings are adapted to further develop its everyday passenger car portfolios.

Brian McDermott,Country Manager – UK for Giti Tire, said: “Like all motorsports the season has been curtailed because of the Covid-19 outbreak, but we have a very close relationship with the VW Fun Cup organisers and will continue to support the series this year and next.

“Add to this our involvement with MotoFest Coventry 2021, where the main GT Radial Sprint Circuit will host a full VW Fun Cup wheel-to-wheel demonstration race for the very first time, and it’s fair to say we’ve a lot to be excited about looking forwards.”

Graham Mitchell, Wholesale Sales Director for Micheldever Tyre Services, exclusive distributor of GT Radial in the UK, added: “The utilisation of the VW Fun Cup alliance has grown every year and we are seeing extra TV, print and online coverage.

“This can only be fantastic news for the GT Radial Performance Centres (GTPC) as we continue to raise consumer awareness of the brand and support our growing network of independent tyre and garage businesses.”

The Fun Cup endurance championship was launched in the UK in 2002, with the clearly defined objective of providing cost-effective, close, exciting racing.

With a grid regularly topping 30, the cars are identical, race designed, single-seaters with a super-strong space frame chassis based on the Volkswagen Beetle. They are powered by an 1800cc, 130 bhp VW/Audi petrol engine with a Sadev sequential gearbox, race brakes and fully adjustable suspension.

Picture: The GT Radial liveried VW in full action in 2019.