Australian Formula Open has announced Giti Tire as its official naming rights partner for the 2024 season.
With full technical support and partnership of all AFO series events thanks to local Australian-based distributer Tyres4U, Giti Tire begins its expanded presence in the series at Round 1 at Sandown Raceway, Victoria from February 11-13, as part of the Shannons SpeedSeries.
Giti Tire has been supplying tyres to world-class series and competitors across Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania for nearly a decade and has established itself as a brand dedicated to strength, safety and precision engineering.
Category manager Tim Macrow said: “Giti Tire is fast becoming a brand of choice when it comes to formula racing and it’s a great chance to work with the factory in Singapore and the team here at Tyres4U, who are experts in their field.
“Having Giti Tire as a naming rights partner is a great step forward for AFO as we grow in our second year.
“Also having the GTR1 tyre as our main racing tyre in 2024 means we are also now aligned with various overseas open-wheeler series that run the same brand of tyre.
“This will help young Aussie racers transition to international competition more easily from AFO, and it’s a great tyre that will suit all of our various open-wheelers across our classes.”
Tracy Griffin, Marketing Manager of Tyres4U added: “Tyres4U is thrilled to be supporting Australian motorsport, particularly the pipeline of drivers from the AFO series to the international racing stage.
“We have a strong partnership with Giti Tire and together hope to grow the brand presence for this smart premium tyre, on and off the race track.
“We look forward to being a partner that supports the growth and development of the AFO series.”
The 2024 Giti Australian Formula Open season will begin at Sandown Raceway on February 11 for the first of three Shannons SpeedSeries appearances this year; the other two being in July and October.
Also included in the seven-round calendar are two state championship events at Winton Raceway and Sydney Motorsport Park, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia round at Shell V-Power Motorsport Park in June, before again headlining the 2024 Island Magic in November.
In 2024, the series will also be supported by All Properties Group, Race Fuels and Boll&Cie.
Tickets for Round 1 at Sandown Raceway can be purchased here: https://www.speedseries.com.au/race-sandown/
For more series information head to https://www.formulaopen.au