In its first year of participation in the legendary 24 Hours Nürburgring Race, the Giti Tire sponsored Dörr Motorsports Lamborghini Huracan GT3 achieved an impressive 2nd place finish in the SP8 category.
Despite a loss of 20 minutes due to a gearbox breakdown, Giti tires were able to carry the Lamborghini through difficult track and weather conditions in this grueling 24 hours race of 2,423 miles held on May 27-28.
Singapore-based Giti Tire and Dörr Motorsports announced their partnership in November 2016 with the stated goal of strongly competing in the renowned endurance race and helping the tire company utilize race tire technologies to achieve advancements in tire performance and safety for every day consumers.
“Giti is a world renowned tire business with strong racing genes,” said Rainer Dörr at the time. “I visited the Giti R&D center, which gave me confidence in Giti’s design capability and product quality.”
Phang Wai Yeen, executive director of research & development for Giti Tire, said “When Giti and Dörr Motorsports partnered up, we expected a new milestone to be set for the Nürburgring 24 Hours Endurance Race, and we are very pleased with the results. We will also continue to combine our racing genes with R&D and passenger car tire manufacturing to provide better and safer tires to car owners.”
The renowned race truly pushes the limit of man, vehicle and tires. To place so high among top global competition is a big milestone in Giti Tire’s continued motorsports success, according to company officials.
The Nürburgring racing track was established in 1927 and is now among the largest and most famous racing venues in the world. Its difficulty level and varied road and weather conditions make it an ideal baseline for vehicle and tire assessment. The Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race draws more than 200,000 spectators from
around the world, and is among the most famous races of its type globally. In recent years, Giti Tire has become a major player in global motorsports. With leading R&D capabilities and reliable tire qualities, the company is recognized for its experience on extreme racing tracks:
- Giti has won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima.
- Claimed the GTC championship at the 2015 Sepang 12 Hour Endurance Race in its Lamborghini against top global automotive and tire manufacturers.
- Featured its tires and branding in major on and off-road racing events on all continents, including the Formula Masters China Series, Formula DRIFT USA, and numerous others.