The ‘big freeze’ of 2011 was a wake-up call for most of Ireland’s motorists who, after decades of relatively mild winters, had grown accustomed to running ‘summer’ rubber all the year round. They learnt the hard way that the traction and braking performance of such tyres falls away exponentially at anything below 7 deg C
Kumho Tyre UK is to appoint a new Sales Director for the UK and Ireland, following the departure of Matt Smith who had most ably filled that role for the last seven years. Members of senior management will take over his responsibilities until a successor is in place.
With difficult and unpredictable weather conditions throughout, Kumho tyres played a pivotal role in Garry Jennings’s dominant victory on the Topaz Donegal International Rally last weekend (June 15-17).