(March 31, 2017, Mooresville, NC) – LeCont Tyres debuted to rave reviews last weekend at the first round of the F-Series Gearup Challenge, which took place at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The event had a record 185 entries across eight classes, all competing on the Italian brand for the first time in the series. The tire proved to be fast and steady across all the classes, setting track records and getting lots of positive feedback from the drivers.
WR Motorsports, the exclusive North and Central America importer for the brand, was extremely pleased with the reactions about the product. Says founder Wagner Rossi, “It was an incredible weekend for us. It was really great to receive such positive feedback from the drivers and teams. [F-Series promoter] Marco Oldhafer has put together a fantastic event and we are so happy to be a part of the fastest growing series in the country.”
It was announced in December 2016 that LeCont would become the official race tire for the series, and many drivers took advantage of practicing in the off season. This, however, was the first official race and a great opportunity to showcase its true potential. According to the drivers, it did not disappoint. Even those who were racing on them for the first time noted how quickly they felt comfortable on the tire.
In particular, the shifter classes saw the most gains from LeCont. With 31 entries KZ and 27 in Honda Stock Moto, drivers were overwhelming excited about how the tires held up from qualifying through finals. KZ driver Remo Ruscitti commented, “I was beyond impressed with the durability of the LeCont Prime tire this weekend. The tire performed so well, at the end of the 20-lap KZ final, I was able to push late in the run one-tenth within my qualifying time from earlier in the day.” And Rory van der Steur (KZ) managed to set the new track record on the Prime tire, by over half a second during the day’s qualifying event.
Not only are the drivers happy, but Series Promoter Marco Oldhafer was impressed as well. He says:
“Going into the first round of the F-Series, we were a little apprehensive, even though we had done our homework. But the LeCont tire far exceeded our rigid expectations and delivered an opening round that went off completely smoothly. We could not be more delighted by the results and the amazing feedback; the decision to change was not just good but phenomenal. We are confident the sport will be very different in a few years just because of this one product. As for the competition, it has gone to a whole new level and we look forward to a fabulous year of racing!”
If you would like more information about LeCont Tyres, or would like to purchase or learn how to become a dealer, please contact Wagner Rossi at WR Motorsports.