Avon Tyres will be the title sponsor and official control tyre supplier for the British GT Championship until the end of the 2014 season.
The new agreement will see powerful GT cars from manufacturers as diverse as Ferrari, Porsche, Audi and Aston Martin do battle on Avon rubber for an additional three years, starting in 2012.
Since Avon Tyres began supplying the British GT championship in 2006, hundreds of drivers have completed some 200,000 racing miles.
Cooper Tire Europe managing director, Julian Baldwin, said, “We have enjoyed working with the British GT Championship and are delighted to have formalised an agreement with the championship organisers for a further three years. The constantly changing mix of cars, each with different characteristics, really tests our expertise but the Avon crew enjoys meeting the challenge head-on.”
Stephane Ratel, SRO Chairman and promoter of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship, commented, “Avon Tyres has shown great dedication to our championship, both on track and behind the scenes. The nature of GT racing brings special challenges for a tyre supplier and Avon has always delivered a superior product that delivers equal performance across a wide range of machinery and generates fantastic race action.
“I am certain that Avon Tyres will continue to support British GT with marketing and promotion, bringing the excitement and aspirational glamour of top-flight GT racing to the race fans of the UK.”
The provisional calendar for the 2011 Avon Tyres British GT Championship kicks off at Oulton Park on April 23-25.