For the 2016 and 2017 seasons both classes will run on Yokohama A048 race tyres with the exact tyre codes being specified in the technical regulations for each class. Murray Motorsport will be the official supplier for both championships and will offer on track support at each event. As part of the new deal Yokohama will also send a tyre engineer to selected rounds of the championship and this engineer will be available to all drivers and teams to assist them to get the best performance from their tyres.
Roddy Greene, General Manager of Mondello Park Ltd. said, “We are delighted to welcome Yokohama to our current Fiesta Championship, along with our new Fiesta ST Championship for 2016. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Toyo Tyres for their support over the last three years, we now look forward to working closely with Yokohama”.
Commenting, Head of Motorsport at YHPT Ltd, Mark Evans, said; “I am delighted to be working with Mondello Park International Race Circuit and supplying the control Yokohama tyres for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The two-class structure is a perfect fit for the ADVAN A048R tyres, which both series will use, in the Medium compound.
Various series have used these tyres for years and we know that they deliver exceptional performance but more importantly, consistency which results in exceptionally close racing and I am sure that the Fiesta series at Mondello Park will demonstrate exactly that.
I am also very pleased that the regulations for the 2015 Endurance race will allow drivers to also use Yokohama ADVAN A048R tyres, as a way of gaining experience and knowledge ahead of the start of the 2016 season and allowing us, as a company, to begin to form the relationships that will continue into 2016. As we will throughout 2016 and 2017, we will have a tyre engineer at the endurance race in November, whose role will be to work with all the drivers and teams to make sure they get the best from the tyres and to provide advice and guidance when requested.”
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