Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Continental Tire To Supply 2013 ALMS Prototype Challenge Class

Continental Tire To Supply 2013 ALMS Prototype Challenge Class

Greg Emmerson
Mar 1, 2013
Continental tire sidewall Photo 1/1   |   Continental Tire To Supply 2013 ALMS Prototype Challenge Class

With the announced merger of Grand-Am and the American Le Mans Series, one of the biggest questions hanging over the new series concerns the tire supply. With Grand-Am currently using tires from Continental and Pirelli supplying ALMS, there currently seems to be no final decision over which company will get the exclusive deal moving forward.

However, there has been a small breakthrough that might indicate the future of the new series. Today Continental announced it would be the exclusive tire supplier for the Prototype Challenge (PC) class in the ALMS presented by Tequila Patrón for 2013.

Furthermore, Continental will also become the presenting sponsor of the PC class, which will be known as "Prototype Challenge presented by Continental Tire".

The PC class will debut at the Continental Tire-sponsored, ALMS-sanctioned test on March 11-12 at Sebring Raceway in Florida. The class will use the same tire as used in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype (DP) class.

Continental will provide full support at all ALMS races in 2013 and its logos will be placed on all PC cars. Furthermore, Continental will air commercials during the ALMS broadcasts on ABC, ESPN2 and Speed.

Continental Tire will continue to be the exclusive supplier to the Grand-Am Rolex Series as well as the title sponsor of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series.

By Greg Emmerson
1077 Articles



Car Builders enter for your chance to have your vehicle immortalized in a future edition of Gran Turismo.
Sam DuOct 26, 2016
What's the best way to get people fired up with a car build? Do all the things you're not supposed to do;
Jonathan WongOct 26, 2016
Toyo Tires previews supercars, crazy mash-ups, and a Hoonicorn on display in its booths at the '16 SEMA Show
Bob HernandezOct 25, 2016
Is this basically an S-Class for owners who want to drive themsleves?
David SoaresOct 25, 2016
Clive Owen reprises his role as "the driver" 15 years later for BMW Films' latest short flick "The Escape." His ride of choice? The 2017 BMW 5 Series.
Alex NishimotoOct 25, 2016