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BMW Kumho Championship
BMW Kumho Championship
With nearly constant activity each year
The Kumho BMW Championship is a favourite among racers and fans of the UK-sold BMW.
The championship, which has a rich history spanning more than 30 years, features some of the most recognisable models from the German manufacturer and has emerged as an appealing option for those looking to race rear-wheel-drive cars on a tight budget.
The Kumho BMW category
which includes all BMWs, is divided into a number of classes according to the number of engines that the rivals’ cars have. Overall, victory is one goal for everyone on the track at once, but races inside the race make sure that there is never a dull moment as drivers pursue class supremacy.
I was running quite well despite knackered old tyres, until lap 4 when I got hit…BMW Kumho Championship
It’s a great video to watch as the driver of this BMW puts his car through its paces. The cars are all fitted with Kumho tyres, and these are events that I love to see and visit the races at whenever possible.
This inside camera gives you a great view as the car puts the Kumho tyres through their paces.
As I have stated on numerous occasions, the knowledge gained from motorsport experience is applied to the development of a better tyre for regular passenger vehicles.
The guy in the video finished sixth out of twelve cars in the BMW Kumho Championship
1 Q: Why do tyre companies get involved in motor racing?
A: Tyre companies use motor racing as a platform for research and development. The high-performance demands of racing push tyre technology to its limits, allowing companies to test new materials and designs under extreme conditions. It’s also a powerful marketing tool, associating their brand with speed, durability, and performance.
- Q: Which motor racing events are popular among tyre manufacturers for testing their tyres? Formula One, NASCAR, MotoGP, and the World Rally Championship are among the most popular motor racing events for tyre manufacturers. These events offer different challenges, from high-speed track racing to off-road conditions, providing a comprehensive testing ground for tyre performance.
- Q: How does the technology from racing tyres trickle down to consumer tyres? Innovations developed for racing tyres, such as improved tread patterns, rubber compounds, and tyre construction techniques, often find their way into consumer tyres. This transfer of technology enhances the safety, performance, and efficiency of everyday tyres.
- Q: Can you give an example of a tyre technology developed in racing? A: Run-flat technology is a great example. Initially developed for racing, where it’s crucial to maintain control and performance even after a puncture, this technology allows drivers to continue driving on a flat tyre for a limited distance, enhancing safety.
- Q: How do tyre companies measure success in motor racing? A: Success is measured not just by winning races but also by the performance and reliability of their tyres under race conditions. Feedback from racing teams and drivers is invaluable for future tyre development.
- Q: Do tyre companies create special tyres for racing? A: Yes, racing tyres are specially designed for the unique demands of motor racing. They are made from different compounds and have different tread designs compared to regular tyres, optimised for maximum grip and performance on the racetrack.
- Q: How does motor racing help tyre brands in marketing? A: Motor racing offers tyre brands high visibility among enthusiasts and a broader audience. Successful involvement in racing can enhance the brand’s image, showcasing the company’s commitment to quality and performance.
- Q: Are there any environmental advancements in tyre technology emerging from motor racing? A: Yes, motor racing has become a testing ground for eco-friendly tyre technologies, such as tyres made from sustainable materials or those designed to reduce fuel consumption through increased efficiency.
- Q: How does the partnership between racing teams and tyre manufacturers work? A: Tyre manufacturers and racing teams often work closely, with teams providing real-world performance data which the manufacturers use to improve their products. In return, teams get tyres that are custom-developed for their specific needs.
- Q: Has the digital age impacted how tyre companies use motor racing for development and marketing? A: Absolutely. The digital age has amplified the marketing benefits, with social media and online platforms allowing tyre companies to reach a global audience instantly. It also allows for more sophisticated data collection and analysis from racing, speeding up the R&D process.
Of course, it was held at Donnington Park in the East Midlands of England in the UK.
The BARC’s BMW Kumho Championship is open to all BMW production cars that can be bought in the UK. The tyres that are fitted to these cars are in fact known as “street legal control tyres,” and they are supplied by Kumho Tyres.
The Kumho tyres are all made from the same compound : BMW Kumho Championship
and there is only one tread pattern available to the BMW racers. The cost of the tyres is kept as low as possible in order to help all competitors keep racing costs as low as possible.
These BMW cars are really put through their paces, along with the tyres, of course. At a recent meeting at the Croft race track in North Yorkshire, I was able to ask a few of the drivers what they thought of the Kumho product, and to my surprise, they all agreed that they were excellent to drive on and were an excellent tyre in both wet and dry conditions.
The BMW Kumho Championship races are very exciting to watch, and I would recommend a visit if the racing is in your area.
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