BFGoodrich will be the exclusive official tyre supplier for the Red Bull GRC series. The multi-year agreement will begin immediately in preparation of the opening race of the 2016 Red Bull GRC season, and covers both the Supercar and GRC Lites classes.
“We are extremely excited to partner with BFGoodrich as our exclusive tyre supplier in Red Bull GRC competition,” said Red Bull Global Rallycross CEO Colin Dyne. “BFGoodrich’s legacy, both in and out of motorsport, is second to none, and we look forward to working with them as one of our most integral partners beginning with this season.”
Groupe Michelin’s commitment to worldwide motorsport with its two global brands, Michelin and BFGoodrich, is unparalleled by any other tyre company. Teams competing with Michelin tyres have taken every 24 Hours of Le Mans overall victory since 1998, as well as the past five World Rally Championships with drivers Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier.
“The BFGoodrich brand is a critical part of the Groupe Michelin’s success in motorsports. The brand is key in how we use competition both to engage our consumers and to develop new products,” said Scott Clark, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Michelin North America. “BFGoodrich’s heritage of four decades in racing on a wide variety of surfaces and terrain demonstrates the ability to bring advanced tyre technology to racing disciplines like the Red Bull Global Rallycross. In addition, BFGoodrich Tires shares many of the brand attributes and consumer interaction efforts that the Red Bull brand boasts. BFGoodrich Tires’ involvement in the GRC series is a natural extension of the brand’s global partnership with Red Bull.”