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 courtesy of Kumho gravel tyres.
The rally was the first occasion on which Stalybridge-based Allingham and his co-driver Chris Williams had competed together, and their priorities were to finish the event and get used to operating alongside each other – actually winning the four-stage rally had therefore never entered their heads, never mind by so substantial a margin as 58.9 seconds.
During his victory speech Allingham said: “I’d like to thank Kumho for supplying tyres that have worked brilliantly in the cool and dry conditions we’ve faced today.”
Having won what was the second round of the Pirelli MSA Welsh National Rally Championship, the new team are now readying themselves to tackle the next qualifying event, Rally North Wales, which takes place in and around Welshpool over the weekend of April 5 and 6.