The British Racing Truck Championship is a UK-based motorsport road racing series for semi-tractors that attracts almost 250,000 to 300,000 spectators every year. The event is a combination of high-impact entertainment, show-truck displays, and competitions, show-truck displays, and competitions, stunt shows, truck-manufacturer vehicle demonstrations, and transport industry exhibitions, complete with live concerts, fireworks, and family fun zones for everyone to enjoy.
History of Truck Racing in the UK
the profile of truck racing has increased in Britain in the last few years and currently has over 30 teams competing. The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) eventually started regulating the events to ensure that all vehicles conform to the rules and safety standards required in a race. While the organizing body in the UK is the British Truck Racing Association, any championship and race event is controlled by the British Automobile Racing Club. Viewers are guaranteed a minimum of five action-packed truck races at each of the seven yearly events held on famous race circuits in the UK. These include Knockhill, Anglesey Circuit, Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Thruxton, Oulton Park, Donington Park, Goodwood, and Pembrey Circuit.
Giti Tire at British Racing Truck Championship
Giti Tire has brought its top-tier truck racing tires technology to the event for the third consecutive year in a row. Its latest April 20-22 appearance at the famous Brands Hatch Circuit in the UK is still etched in the minds of viewers and supporters. The Team Oliver satin-black VOLVO VNL race truck was using the tires and achieved strong results to kickstart the season. Renowned driver Stuart Oliver, a 10-time British champion, was the Giti #7 branded truck driver. Oliver has a decorated accolade list, with wins in competitions in the USA at Pikes Peak, India, and elsewhere in Europe. A combination of Giti’s truck tires and the newly adapted Volvo engine bolstered Oliver and his vehicle’s chances of winning.
The GitiCompete Race-Tuned V1 tires specially designed by Giti are a product of tensive development and testing, with technology that transforms commercial truck tires to truck racing environments. Giti then uses the results and data analysis from these highly intensive racing environments to improve their existing technology for truck driving.
2019 marked the third year of truck tire racing for Giti, which coincides with the brand’s overall growth of brand truck and bus tires globally. The tires debuted in the competition’s 2017 edition racing in the Super Truck Nationals in Australia. In 2018, it got included BTRA (British Truck Racing Association) in Europe. This took its tire technology to be tested out on some of the toughest racing tracks in Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
About the BTRA (British Truck Racing Association) Truck Raving Championship
The British Truck Racing Association’s truck racing championship consists of a warm-up, qualifying sessions, and five races participated by two classes of lorry tractors. It also allows the public to get up close to the trucks as the team services them and prepares them for racing via the paddock. The two classes in the BTRA numbered 1 and 2. The class 1 trucks consist of proper racers, mainly developed by the manufacturers to race in the European Truck Racing Championship. Class 2 trucks, on the other hand, consist mainly of very old ETRA racers or converted road-going trucks, with almost all technical regulations staying the same.
The final round of 2021’s edition of the competition took place on 6th and 7th November at Brands Hatch. Stuart’s truck met with an unfortunate accident caused by a truck ahead pinning and colliding with the rear of his truck. This caused a tire to burst, which temporarily retired Stuart from the competition. But he was allowed to rejoin the race as it was a result of an on-track incident beyond the driver’s control. Amidst all the chaos, Stuart still managed to bag a second-place position on the start grid for race one.
Brilliant sunshine and excellent circuit conditions greeted all the drivers on the first race held on a Saturday afternoon. Stuart Oliver, with his Giti tires, held second place around the outside of the notorious and dangerous Paddock Hill bend. Unfortunately, Stuart’s engine developed a major fault early in lap four, causing him to retire from the race due to engine overheating and discharging of all colling water. He withdrew from the competition for race two, as the damage to the engine was terminal and beyond repair.
About Giti Tire
Singapore-based Giti Tire is one of the major tire manufacturers in the world with more than 8 manufacturing facilities and houses more than 32,000 employees. With roots extending back to 1951, it has now become one of the largest manufacturers of tires in the world. It announced plans to build a $560 million production plant in South Carolina, USA, which marked its first manufacturing facility outside of Asia.