Kumho backs Simp­son for Bri­tish ti­tle tilt

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Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship BRC 4 win­ner Tony Simp­son could com­pete on more rounds of the series this year af­ter sign­ing a deal with tyre sup­plier Kumho.

Simp­son won the class on the sea­son opener in Mid Wales, while the Cir­cuit of Ire­land wasn’t one of the rounds on his cal­en­dar.

“We had a chat with Kumho af­ter Mid Wales and put a deal to­gether,” ex­plains Simp­son. “I saw that they had signed up as the main tyre sup­plier for the BRC, but when I had a walk around the ser­vice park in Mid Wales I could only find one car on Kumhos. So I spoke to them to see if a deal was to be made and there was.”

The deal could now see the driver head to the Scot­tish Rally, which is the next round af­ter the Pirelli Carlisle Rally.

“De­pend­ing on what hap­pens at the Pirelli we may get the Scot­tish in now as well,” Simp­son added. “Fi­nan­cially it’s made a big enough dif­fer­ence that we may be able to con­sider it.”

Simp­son: Mid Wales win­ner

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