YOKOHAMA Sponsoring 4 Cars in this Year’s Nürburgring 24-Hour Race
21 Jun 2019

Tokyo - The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced today that it is supplying its ADVAN racing tyres to four cars run by three teams at the finals of the 47th Nürburgring 24-Hour Endurance Race (ADAC TOTAL 24h-Rennen) during 22nd – 23rd June 2019. The tyres being supplied are the “ADVAN A005” for dry conditions and the “ADVAN A006” for use on a wet track.

YOKOHAMA is supporting two teams at Nürburgring - KONDO RACING, which YOKOHAMA also supports in SUPER GT GT500 class races, and RACING PROJECT BANDOH with NOVEL. The latter is collaboration between RACING PROJECT BANDOH, which YOKOHAMA supports in SUPER GT GT500 races, and NOVEL Racing. In addition to supplying tyres to one car being run by each of those teams, YOKOHAMA is once again sponsoring Walkenhorst Motorsports, which is entering two cars in the 24-hour endurance race. All four machines will compete in the SP9 class for cars conforming to the FIA-GT3 rules adopted for the SUPER GT’s GT300 class and will aim to capture the overall championship.

The Nürburgring 24-Hour Endurance Race is run over the Nürburgring race track, widely considered the world’s most demanding course, with a length of about 25km, some 200 corners, and an elevation differential of 300m. YOKOHAMA has supported teams running in this race for many years, and three times machines running on YOKOHAMA tyres have captured the overall title, with Schnitzer Motorsport’s BMW M3 winning in 1989 and 1991 and Porsche 911 Carrera in 1993.

 

■Teams:

KONDO RACING

Drivers: Tsugio Matsuda, Mitsunori Takaboshi, Tomonobu Fujii, Tom Coronel

Machine: NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT3

RACING PROJECT BANDOH with NOVEL

Drivers: Dominik Farnbacher, Marco Seefried, Hiroki Yoshimoto, Michael Tischner

Machine: LEXUS RC F GT3

Walkenhorst Motorsport

Drivers: Henry Walkenhorst, Andreas Ziegler, Jörn Schmidt-Staade, Jordan Tresson

Machine: BMW M6 GT3

Walkenhorst Motorsport

Drivers: Christian Krognes, David Pittard, Lucas Ordonez, Nicholas Yelloly

Machine: BMW M6 GT3