Kumho backs Simpson for British title tilt
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