Hanover, September 2020. The popular NASCAR Whelen Euro Series kicks off the new season on the weekend of 12/13 September in Vallelunga, Italy. General Tire has been the exclusive Official Tire Partner to the series since 2019. The brand with American roots has developed a new 300/700 R 15 slick for the new season, based on last year’s race tire. With a commitment to motor racing dating back to 1957, General Tire has been manufacturing tires for the NASCAR series since 1988.
Like so many other sports events, the initial rounds of the new series had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic; the risks for the spectators and teams would have been too great. As a result, Vallelunga is first on the calendar, followed by Zolder (Belgium) on October 3/4, Most (Czech Republic) on November 14/15, and Valencia (Spain) on December 3-6. “In 2019 we all enjoyed a wonderful season with lots of thrilling races,” says Martin Heckers, Head of General Tire Motorsport. “And of course we’re delighted that the 2020 season is about to kick off. Our new tires are ready and waiting to deliver top performance.” And Jerome Galpin, CEO of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, adds: “General Tire is the perfect Tire Partner. We very much expect the tires to deliver thrilling races for the teams and fans. General Tire meets our high expectations and we are really looking forward to the first races of the new season.”