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Yokohama Tire Corporation Named Exclusive Tire Supplier for Red Bull Global Rallycross

 Yokohama Tire Corporation Named Exclusive Tire Supplier for Red Bull Global
                                  Rallycross

All competitors in 10-race series will run on specially-designed Yokohama
ADVAN® race tires

PR Newswire

FULLERTON, Calif., March 3, 2014

FULLERTON, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yokohama Tire Corporation
(YTC) is expanding its 2014 motorsports program to new arenas. The tire maker
announced today it has signed an agreement to be the exclusive tire supplier
of the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series.

Yokohama Tire Corporation Named Exclusive Tire Supplier for Red Bull Global
Rallycross. All competitors will race on specially-designed Yokohama ADVAN®
race tires.



Yokohama Tire Corporation Named Exclusive Tire Supplier for Red Bull Global
Rallycross. “This is a major move for us,’” said Andrew Briggs, Yokohama
director, marketing, product planning and motorsports.

Red Bull GRC combines the best elements of circuit racing, off-road racing,
and rally competition. The series features heavily modified 600-horsepower
production-based cars built for fast-paced heat races with huge jumps—some up
to 70 feet. The tracks are a combination of dirt and asphalt with multiple
obstacles and surface transitions.Top drivers in the series include Tanner
Foust, Scott Speed, Bucky Lasek, Travis Pastrana and Nelson Piquet Jr. All
competitors will race on specially-designed Yokohama ADVAN^® race tires.

"This is a major move for us,'" said Andrew Briggs, Yokohama director,
marketing, product planning and motorsports. "GRC is a rapidly growing
motorsport with global appeal to a young, passionate fan base, making it an
ideal platform to showcase the technology, strength and competitiveness of
Yokohama."

Colin Dyne, CEO of Global Rallycross, said, "Yokohama is world-renowned for
its full line of tires and rich motorsports history. We're glad to have
Yokohama aboard and look forward to an exciting season of rallycross racing."

The 10-race series starts May 17-18 in Barbados and ends November 5 in Las
Vegas. GRC details are available at www.global-rallycross.com.

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing
arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global
manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing a
network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire
Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company's complete
product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car,
commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction
applications. For more information on Yokohama's extensive product line, visit
www.yokohamatire.com.

Connect with Yokohama Tire Corporation:
www.facebook.com/yokohamatirecorp
www.twitter.com/yokohamatc
www.youtube.com/user/yokohamamotorsports
www.instagram.com/yokohamatire

Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire care and safety guidelines
established by the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the National Highway
Transportation and Safety Administration. Details can be found at the "Tire
Care & Safety" section at www.yokohamatire.com.

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SOURCE Yokohama Tire Corporation

Website: http://www.yokohamatire.com
Contact: Bill Groak, PCG, 424/903-3640, bgroak@pacificcommunicationsgroup.com,
or Nicky Hamila, PCG, nhamila@pacificcommunicationsgroup.com
 
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