Giti Tyre is celebrating its fifth straight year in the Nürburgring 24-Hour – and it’s third with the pioneering #gitiracing all-female team. The Giti Tyre Motorsport by WS Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4, which has an entire female team inside and outside the cockpit, came 34th in ADAC qualification race 24h-Race with a best lap time of 9.27.349 and an overall average speed of 148.888kph.
The Audi, liveried in the new Giti Tyre Motorsport design along with the other cars, will be driven by Célia Martin, Carrie Schreiner, Christina Nielsen and Pippa Mann. The team leader is Lisa Mohr.
It is the first time the team, also known as ‘Girls Only – Ready to Rock the Green Hell’, will race in the more powerful SP8 Class having raced in a Volkswagen Golf VII GTI TCR in 2019 and 2020.
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Other vehicles racing for Giti Tyre Motorsport by WS Racing at the legendary Nordschleife includes a BMW 328i, a BMW 330i and a Volkswagen Golf VII GTI TCR, which will all compete in the competitive VT2 class.
This season all cars will run on GitiCompete GTR1 tyres, which form part of a comprehensive range of competition racing tyres that are used in events around the world. The proven technology findings are adapted to further develop its everyday portfolios, taking learnings ‘from the racetrack to the streets.
Giti Tyre’s online #gitiracing activity will also kick up a gear for the weekend with a full 24-hour multimedia approach and the launch of new mini-movies from the first practice laps on Thursday to the race’s conclusion Sunday. In addition, a mobile driving game called the "Giti Enjoy Driving Challenge" will bring anyone into the driver's seat of a truck, ATV, and racecar to collect coins and win prizes.
The 49th ADAC TOTAL 24h Race takes place across the weekend of June 3rd to 6th
Stefan Fischer, Managing Director - Product Technology at Giti Tyre Europe, said: “We have been working tirelessly with the four teams to ensure the tyres and tyre strategy delivers exactly what is required come race day to deliver peak performance, as we have every year.
“If I had been told in 2016 that we would be celebrating our fifth Nürburgring 24-Hour, and that we would also play a first-hand role in the trailblazing #gitiracing all-female team for three consecutive years, I would have laughed."
“This journey has been epic, and year after year our technology and support get better and better. What we have learnt has been invaluable, and this has been instrumental in the development of the new GitiSportS2 UHP and GitiSynergyH2 HP tyres.”
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Giti Tyre Group (headquartered in Singapore) has roots in the tyre business going back to 1951 and is now one of the world’s largest tyre companies. Giti Tyre produces a broad range of tyre products, serving major original equipment vehicle manufacturers, auto-service outlets, motorsports teams, tyre dealers, and consumers in more than 130 countries worldwide. The company has eight production centres in three countries, including a newly opened tyre factory in South Carolina, USA.