The 2013 rally season is still young, but Kumho is already making its mark on the UK championships. For example, Alex Allingham’s ex-Prodrive Subaru Impreza N10 that took outright honours on March 3’s Rally Marketing Mid-Wales Stages event, did so on Kumho gravel tyres. The rally was the first occasion on which Stalybridge-based Allingham and
Kumho Tyres has appointed Kings Road Tyres (Ireland) Ltd as distributor of its Marshal brand in Ireland. Marshal joins KRT’s premier brand Kumho and offers a similar level of quality and performance at a very competitive price.
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).