Kumho joins VICI

VICI Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

VICI Racing and Kumho Tire are pleased to announce their participation in the 2008 American Le Mans Series (ALMS), in a collaboration focusing on an innovative new tire development program, which will center on the evolution of new compounds designed specifically for the GT2 class championship.

VICI Racing will enter a 2008-specification Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, starting at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, with a second car joining the line-up later on.

The most powerful race car based on the Porsche 911, which last year scored wins at the 24 hour races of Le Mans and Spa, the GT2 class win at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, and an overall victory at the Nürburgring 24 hours, the 911 GT3 RSR competes in the GT2 class at international long distance races. The most distinguishing visual feature of the new GT3 RSR is the front end which received major improvements to the aerodynamics. The majority of innovations, however, are hidden under the weight-optimized body.

After making a name for itself in several disciplines of motorsport, including a class victory at Le Mans and participation in the grueling Dakar Rally, Kumho Tire dipped its toe into the water of ALMS GT2 last year at Mid Ohio. Flushed with this experience, the company is now ready to press on in this tangent with a tire development program using ALMS GT2 as a focal point.

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