NEWS: Kumho Success in VLN Championship
Tyre manufacturer, Kumho has already achieved numerous class wins in Germany’s popular Nürburgring-based, amazing VLN series this year – including a first ever top 10 finish in the opening round of the 2013 season (April 13), courtesy of twins Dennis and Marc Busch, driving an Audi R8 LMS Ultra (pictured).
Kumho say: "The result was particularly memorable as, having been troubled by a loose splitter in qualifying, the team occupied a lowly 40th place on the starting grid. However, a trouble-free run in the race allowed them to climb an impressive 32 places to finish a fine 8th overall. This was the first time the well-known Busch pairing have shod their Audi with Kumho tyres. They acquired and raced the LMS last year, but this season decided to upgrade the machine to ‘Ultra’ specification and switch tyre brands, the combination of which clearly has great potential."
And Kumho’s European Motorsport Manager Steve Thompson added: "These are serious motor races, and this first round comprised no fewer than 500 drivers from 30 nations doing battle round the incomparable 24.6 kilometre-long circuit for four hours. As ever it was a great test of man and machine and we were delighted with the performance achieved by our tyres, and very much look forward to the remaining rounds of the championship."
This all bodes well for cars carrying Kumho for the forthcoming ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24-Hour.
For further information on Kumho and both its road and competition tyres, logo onto www.kumhotyre.co.uk.