Kumho joins LG Motorsports Kumho Tire will provide tires for the LG Motorsports/3 Dimensional/Riley Technology Corvette in the GT2 class of the American Le Mans Series for the 2008 season. LG Motorsports is entering the ALMS after several successful seasons racing a Corvette in the SCCA Speed World Challenge.
“We’re looking forward to working with LG Motorsports and Riley Technologies to develop tires for the GT2 Corvette,” said Rudy Consolacion, Kumho motorsports manager. “Kumho has gained a loyal following among Corvette owners thanks to the success of Corvette racers in SCCA competition on our DOT race tires. Developing a tire for the GT2 Corvette is a natural extension of our work with Corvette club racers. We’re excited about this opportunity and I think a lot of Corvette owners will be glad to hear about this new motorsports partnership among Kumho, LG Motorsports and Riley Technologies.”
“We’re very excited to make the move to the American Le Mans Series and the GT2 division,” said LG Motorsports team owner and driver Lou Gigliotti. “The field truly is world-class competition. Our partnership with Kumho is the perfect fit. Like Kumho, LG Motorsports uses racing technology to bring better products to our customers and their personal cars. I like that we're on the same page regarding product development.
"Of course, putting Kumho together with a great chassis builder like Riley Technologies is going to put LG Motorsports right in the thick of the competition,” noted Gigliotti. “I think we all share realistic expectations for the No. 28 LG Motorsports/3 Dimensional /Riley Corvette. Fortunately Kumho and Riley both provide the experience that will help us get the job done. Our first outing at Sebring should definitely be a great test for us all."
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