[2012/07/18] Federal extends role as Official Tyre Supplier to 2012 RHHCC
Already named as the official tyre supplier to RHHCC since 2011, Federal has renewed emphasis on its commitment and support to a well-organized time attack series by having an extensive presence to showcase the Taiwan tyre manufacturer’s motorsports involvement in Russian Hot Hatch Club Championship (aka RHHCC).
As one of the most representative race series, RHHCC presents itself at the highest level with average number of unique drivers at each event not going below 80, with peak number reaching 120. Under European classification - B & C class hatch-backs and performance oriented vehicles are major target group for RHHCC. Those are mainly European, Japanese and domestic modified cars such as Ford Focus RS, Renault Megane RS, Honda S2000, Renault Clio RS, Seat Leon Cupra, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Volkswagen Scirocco, Skoda Octavia VRS, Honda Civic Type R, Lada 2108, 2113 etc. taking part at 5th stage of RHHCC at N-Ring (Nizhegorodskoye Koltso) auto-drome; Federal’s FZ-201 is acknowledged by local time-attack drivers as an outstanding motorsports tyre.
“What an intriguing race” – RHHCC had everything: access to plenty of complex speedways in Russia; exciting battles with lap time – and with closest rivals; maximum level of forge between driving and mechanics, extremely close competition; and some thrilling challenges to drivers from track configuration and type of pavement to occasional raining, which bring factor of uncertainty to race results. In 2012 there are three title class – Federal Super-Hatch, Federal Hot-Hatch, Federal Warm-Hatch for entrants to attend; all of which is designed to underline the performance of its FZ-201 flagship tyre.
Success of extremely well performing Federeal FZ-201 among local time attack drivers has been made constantly since 2011, it has received many positive reviews from the riders, while best of them have made it to the podium, thank to Federal semi-slick. “Russian motorsports activities are growing year by year both in quantity and quality, and Federal is proud to partner with RHHCC for a second year, seeing a great opportunity for promotion of Federal Motorsports and popularization of Federal brand in Russia and CIS region, as well as on global scene.” Nikolay Gorobets, Motorsports Project Assistant, Federal Cooperation added.
“We are very pleased that we can continue to work closely with such a renowned racing event for another extension of sophomore season, and I believe it also demonstrates a successful relationship between the two parties.” He continued.
At the end of the racing event, we have nine drivers from different classes and teams standing on the podium, all of whom performed outstandingly and struggled selflessly, and can enjoy sweetness of success, victory and champagne.
The RHHCC race is a key platform for Federal both in carrying our image and messages to an international audience, and in enabling us to develop and prove our products and technical expertise on the world stage.