KUMHO Tires On The B-K Courage Mazda
KUMHO Tire USA has agreed to supply tires for Mazda North America’s
team, B-K Motorsports, in the American Le Mans Series. The B-K Motorsports
Courage C65 Mazda will race on KUMHO tires for the first time at
the Lone Star Grand Prix in Houston on May 11 and 12.
continue to supply tires to Miracle for endurance events, but we
wanted to find another team with which we could contest the full
ALMS season,” said KUMHO motorsports manager Rudy Consolacion.
John Macaluso recently decided to concentrate on Le Mans and Petit
Le Mans this year.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to work with Mazda,”
noted Rudy Consolacion. “Like us, last year was Mazda’s
first year in the series, and they’re committed to developing
their engine and chassis package and are eager to help us develop
our tires. And like KUMHO, Mazda has a strong following among amateur
racers because the company is involved in grassroots racing at so
many levels, such as Spec Miata, Formula Mazda and Star Mazda.”
manager of motorsports team development for Mazda North America
was “very pleased with this new partnership. Both KUMHO and
Mazda are in somewhat of a development phase with ALMS programs.
We believe this new partnership will take both companies to new
heights in professional sportscar racing.”
Guy Cosmo and
Jamie Bach won ALMS rookie of the year honours in 2005, and they
stay with the team for this year. The highly respected Marcus Haselgrove
is B-K’s newly appointed technical director and team manager
is a very competitive class with teams such as Intersport Racing
and the Roger Penske-prepared Porsches. Acura is coming into the
class next year, so LMP2 will be a great proving ground for Mazda
and KUMHO,” summed up Rudy Consolacion.