May 30, 2022

Yokohama Sponsors Walkenhorst Motorsport at 2022 Nürburgring 24-Hour Race

Tokyo—The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., is pleased to announce that it will be supplying its ADVAN racing tires for three BMW M4 GT3 cars entered by the BMW customer racing team Walkenhorst Motorsport in the 50th Nürburgring 24-Hour Race (the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring), to be held in Germany on May 26–29. All three cars will be competing in the top-level SP9 class. Yokohama Rubber will supply the cars with ADVAN A005 tires for dry conditions and ADVAN A006 tires for wet conditions.

As part of a partnership agreement with Walkenhorst Motorsport, Yokohama Rubber has been supplying tires for the team’s cars participating in the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) as well as the Nürburgring 24-Hour Race. The drivers racing on ADVAN tires at this year’s Nürburgring 24-Hour Race will include Christian Krognes, winner of the sixth race in last year’s NLS and third-place finisher in this year’s second race, and former BMW Works driver Jörg Müller, well-known for his excellent performances in FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) and SUPER GT races. The #101 car to be driven by Christian Krognes and his fellow drivers will prominently display the YOKOHAMA logo on the side, roof, and rear wing of its strikingly colored body.

Under Yokohama Rubber’s three-year (2021–2023) medium-term management plan, Yokohama Transformation 2023 (YX2023), the consumer tire business aims to maximize the sales ratios of high-value-added YOKOHAMA tires, namely the global flagship ADVAN brand, the GEOLANDAR brand of tires for SUVs and pickup trucks, and various winter tires.YX2023 also positions participation in motorsports activities as crucial to the company’s effort to develop new tire technologies that will further strengthen the ADVAN and GEOLANDAR brands. Yokohama Rubber therefore is again participating in a wide variety of motorsports events in Japan and around the globe, from top-category to grassroots events.

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