Avon Tyres is to supply race tyres to the Chevron GR8 Championship – a one-make series featuring 260bhp cars built by the Cheshire-based sportscar manufacturer.
The GR8 was built, designed and engineered for racing and was crowned as EVO magazine’s 2010 Track Car of The Year, following a successful open series of races across the UK. Now upgraded to Championship status by the UK Motor Sports Association, the GR8 Championship will race around the country, visiting Pembrey, Silverstone, Oulton Park, Anglesey, Brands Hatch, Snetterton and Mallory Park circuits.
The championship will be competed over 16 rounds, each one 40 minutes long with an obligatory stop to change drivers. As the tyres used will be the same as those used in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship and only slight car modifications are required to compete in both championships, competitors are offered improved value for money.
Helen Bashford-Malkie, Managing Director of Chevron Racing Cars, said, “We chose Avon because they offered the best combination of performance and value, which is what our competitors are looking for from both Chevron and our suppliers. The fact that the same tyre will be used for the GR8 Championship and British GTs makes it even easier for GR8 owners to race more than 20 times a season in the two championships.”
Chevron has also confirmed that it will be competing in the GTC Class of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship in 2011, with drivers Anthony Reid and Jordan Witt.