Tokyo - The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced today that it will again supply “ADVAN” racing tires to the 62nd Macau Grand Prix, to be held in Macau, China from November 19 to 22. This year marks YOKOHAMA’s 33rd year as the exclusive tire supplier for the Formula 3 race. Many cars competing in support races will also be running on YOKOHAMA Tires, making YOKOHAMA a key participant in the Macau Grand Prix.
The Macau Grand Prix, run on public roads in the city center, is one of the world’s most famous road races. YOKOHAMA began supplying control tires for the race in 1983, when Formula 3 vehicles meeting international regulations were adopted. Because the race is held on public roadways, participating cars require tires that provide high performance on surfaces and conditions typical of normal driving conditions, which are quite different from those found on circuit racetracks. The Formula 3 race, the main event of the Macau Grand Prix, is considered to be the decisive race of the F3 season, as it often determines the F3 world champion. Many past winners and other top finishers, including Michael Schumacher and the late Ayrton Senna, have gone on to successful careers in Formula 1 racing. This year’s race will feature 28 of the top F3 drivers from around the world.
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