I qualified 6th of 12 runners in the BMW Kumho Championship-with a 1:16.7min lap, my fastest time around the circuit. I was running quite well despite knackered old tyres, until lap 4 when I got hit …
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 where possible.
This inside camera gives you a great view as the car puts the Kumho tyres through their paces.
As i have stated on many occasions, the information that is gained through the motorsport experience goes back to making a better tyre for the regular passenger cars.
The guy in the video finished sixth out of twelve cars in the BMW Kumho Championship, 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 are supplied by Kumho tyres.
The Kumho tyres are all made from the same compound and there is only one tread pattern available to the BMW racers. The cost of the tyres costs are kept to a minimum, to help all the competitors keep down the expense of racing.
These BMW cars are really put through their paces along with the tyre 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 i have to say that 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.
Of course, all my followers know about my admiration for the Kumho tyres products. This video just cements my thoughts. Similar events to this are held all over the world. Significantly , Kumho are one of the top tyre companies in the motorsport world . So, this helps them with research and development. Naturally, in their en devour to produce a better tyre for the regular passenger car.
So, the cars in the video ! Are very similar to the cars that I was privileged to watched . Of course, in the saloon car championships, the other year at Croft in North Yorkshire UK. Motorsport events that are sponsored by tyre companies such as Kumho stretch their arms right across the world including
the KUMHO TYRES NSW events for saloon cars.
The tyres are really put to the test giving great feedback to the technicians, who will turn the data collected into making better passenger tyres for the regular cars on the roads.
Now visiting race tracks
As i have stated earlier i try to visit some of these track events to see for myself what the tyres have to go through in the actual racing. I must admit that i am very impressed by the efforts of all the tyre companies that i have had the pleasure to have seen.
Apart from the Kumho tyres NSW video i have witnessed the strains and stresses that these saloon cars put onto the tyres in places like Sneterton and Croft in North Yorkshire. I also try to ask the drivers what they think of the tyres that they are using. To date i have not heard one bad thing said about any of the tyres that were used. In fact on the contrary? most divers gave much praise to the tyres and the tyre companies back up crews during the race events, something that i have witnessed for myself.
When it comes to avoiding crashes the single most important thing that most of us drivers forget is the black round rubber things that are actually in contact with the ground.
Kumho talks tyres-many car drivers think by buying the most expensive tyres, then they will have the best tyres?
In many cases they could be right. But other tyre companies such as Kumho tyres from South Korea, put just as much into research and development as the likes of Pirelli and Goodyear, not forgetting Michelin of course.
I have been selling Kumho brand tyres, in my tyre shop in Halifax Yorkshire now for the past ten years and i know the quality of their products just through repeat business, besides the other aspects that Kumho have proven to me over the years.
Kumho talks tyres, is exactly what it means, they are forever testing their tyre products both in competition and on tracks like the one on the picture at the Rockingham race circuit here in the UK.
The VW can be sen testing the new Kumho HS-51 tyres in wet conditions.
With the Kumho HS-51 they have a tyre that will be fitted to most cars from medium saloons to sporty roadsters, and has a performance level that exceeds its price and position in the marketplace, well worth looking at when you look to purchase your next set of tyres.
Kumho are now becoming a huge presence in the tyre replacement market here in the UK. Other up and coming tyre companies include Apollo tyres who have originated from India and the other South Korean giants Hankook tyres.
Hankook and Kumho at the moment lead the way in the case of their motorsport involvement and it is exciting times for us in the tyre industry, that are taking part in the clime to fame of these so called mid-range tyre companies.