Podium for MRF Tyres in WAFriday, 20 January 2017
The Australian Distributor of MRF Motorsport Tyres, Mentor Tyres Managing Director Vivek Ponnusamy has confirmed the WA distributor for 2017 and beyond is Podium Tyres.
The newly formed Podium Tyres is a partnership of three WA rally stalwarts, Murray Hynes, Craig Wimbridge and Leigh Hynes who all have previous experience with MRF gravel rally tyres.
Murray’s MRF knowledge extends to the Asia Pacific Championship while working with the MRF tyres Race torque team, Leigh won the 2008 and 2011 W.A Rally championships using MRF tyres and since his return to rallying several year ago, Craig has used MRF tyres exclusively.
“These are very exciting times for MRF and W.A Rallying” said Murray after the announcement. “Together with Vivek’s and MRF’s passion and commitment to all forms of motorsport we’re very confident of a successful partnership that will benefit firstly gravel rallying in Western Australia then other forms of motorsport, exciting times indeed” Murray added.
Podium tyres will be providing on event service at all W.A gravel rallies with additional support for events, competitors and officials being planned.
The first round of the Onslow Contracting WA Rally Championship is the Trade Hire Kin Kin Rally on March 25th.
For more info contact Leigh Hynes – 0438 401 852
Photo (L-R): Murray Hynes, Craig Wimbridge, Leigh Hynes
ABOUT MRF TYRES
MRF Tyres (www.mrftyres.com) has been making rally tyres for more than 30 years, as well as making tyres for racing, go-karts and motorcycling. They are one of the Asia’s biggest tyre manufacturers and have more than half the market share in passenger and commercial tyres.
MRF have dedicated Rally and Racing teams (www.mrfracing.in) which are used for further developments. The product development team is always with them to note the changes and improve the performance.
This dedication and passion has lead to six Asia-Pacific Rally Championship titles and numerous national championship event victories. Leading Australian drivers have used the tyres in international events and performed very well, including former WRC star, Chris Atkinson.
The rally tyres are available in 13, 14 and 15 inch, with various compounds. Most drivers prefer the medium compound tyre as their first choice. There are also options for various tyre cuts to suit the conditions.