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Purcell wins opening round of Valvoline National Forestry Rally Championship

Waterford driver Andrew Purcell and his Cork co-driver Mark Wiley headed a Ford Fiesta 1-2-3 result in the opening round of the Valvoline National Forestry Rally Championship, the Carrick-on-Suir MC Willie Loughman Memorial event. The Kumho Tire sponsored duo took full advantage of defending forestry champion Josh Moffett’s woes, when the Monaghan driver’s Fiesta suffered

Kumho appoints new European President

Kumho Tire has appointed Changrin Suk, 59, as its new European President, and he assumes responsibility for the company’s European tyre business with immediate effect. Suk has amassed many years of international experience from senior positions within Korean companies. He spent more than 20 years at Samsung Electronics and seven at Nexen Tire. As CEO

Kumho to under go restructure

Korean tyre maker, Kumho is set to under go a reconstruction, merger and acquisition, after its main creditor, the Korea Development Bank (KDB) confirmed on Wednesday, January 3, that it has set up three task forces to handle the restructure. The state-run bank and several other creditors had planned to come up with measures to

Kumho covers all bases

Kumho is covering covers all bases with its latest trio of high performance tyres. ECSTA PS91 The PS91 is Kumho’s optimum high-performance road product, that’s achieving a good level of sales in the UK market. Squarely aimed at supercars and such ultra-quick passenger saloons as BMW M cars, Mercedes-Benz AMG models and Audi RS ones,

Portran KC53 – Kumho’s latest LCV tyre offering

  The recently introduced Kumho KC53 is primarily designed for the latest generation of large commercial vans and is gradually superseding the long-serving 857 in popular 15” and 16” sizes. The heavy-duty KC53 boasts a wide tread and stable block pattern ensuring outstanding dry handling, even in maximum load conditions. Broad cross-grooves provide precise steering

Kumho shod cars perform well

Kumho shod cars turned in some great results at the recent Fuchs Lubricants RAC Historic Asphalt Championship, with David Kynaston in his TR7 V8, finishing 8th overall and 1st in class, as well as Guy Woodcock/David Williams finishing 7th overall and 3rd in class in their Ford Escort. For the first time this season, the Mintex MSA British Historic

Kumho is gearing up for winter

UK drivers are now far better educated in the values of winter and all-weather tyres than before the big freeze of 2011 through the work of tyre safety organisations such as TyreSafe, and Kumho’s latest cold-weather range recognises that demand for such products continues to rise across the board. It comprises: The WinterCraft WP71 is

Kumho OE on new Volkswagen Polo

The new Volkswagen Polo leaves the factory equipped with Kumho tyres. Already a supplier for the fifth generation of the model, Kumho is now supplying its Ecowing ES01 KH27 in 185/65 R15 88H size for fitment to the sixth generation cars that are being manufactured at Volkswagen’s plant in Pamplona, Spain. The KH27 has been