Avon Tyres extends title sponsorship of British GT

Avon Tyres has formalised a deal with British GT Championship organisers, SRO, to continue its title sponsorship of the UK's premier sportscar series for an additional three years, until the end of 2011.

The British tyre marque, owned and manufactured by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe, completes its existing three-year tenure as supplier and title sponsor of the championship at Donington Park this weekend (Oct 11/12).

With supercars as diverse as the 2008 championship-winning Dodge Viper, the Porsche GT3RS and the Lamborghini Gallardo taking part, the Avon Tyres crew is looking forward to the challenges provided by British GT for the next three years.

"We have enjoyed the first three years of working with the British GT Championship," said Cooper Europe managing director, Julian Baldwin. "The mix of cars and their very different handling characteristics really tests our expertise, but so far our crew has risen to the challenge, and they will relish another three seasons of doing so with a field of such high-powered machinery."

The calendar for the 2009 Avon Tyres British GT Championship will be announced in the coming months.

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