THE Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6-Hour has announced a five year partnership with MRF Tyres.
MRF Tyres, India’s No. 1 tyre company, will join Mount Panorama’s Easter endurance race as the Control Tyre Supplier and an Event Partner from 2019.
MRF Tyres has been active in the rally arena worldwide and currently provides the official control tyre to the CAMS Australian Rally Championship.
The Company is now entering into new circuit racing markets around the world.
Working with its Australian distributor, Mentor Tyres, MRF recently completed an evaluation test of a range of tyres suitable for the demands of Production Car Racing, at the Phillip Island circuit in Victoria.
“Our tyre – ‘ZTR’ is made as per FIA regulations. It is an intermediate tyre with extra grooves which reduces aquaplaning when the track is wet. Our aim is to provide a tyre for all conditions; so that competitors can enjoy the racing experience they crave for," said Vivek Ponnusamy, CEO of Mentor Tyres, MRF Tyres’ Australian distributor.
“We at MRF Tyres are honoured to be part of the prestigious Bathurst 6-hour race.”
Event Director James O’Brien said the partnership with MRF Tyres would see both brands work together to grow the event across the five years of the agreement.
“MRF Tyres is a company with a long history of success in motorsports. The Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6-Hour is pleased to be joining with such a successful brand as they enter the Australian circuit racing market. We are looking forward to working with them over the next five years.”
MRF Tyres are in the process of introducing their range of passenger tyres in Australia.
The Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6-hour race gives MRF Tyres the perfect opportunity to showcase their technology and products.
The 2019 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour will once again be contested across the April 19-21 Easter Long Weekend at the spiritual home of Australian Motorsport – Mount Panorama.
Entries for the Event will open prior to September with a large grid again expected to contest the race.