FINDLAY, Ohio (Sept. 29, 2006) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s second season sponsoring the A1 Grand Prix begins Oct. 1 in the Netherlands.
Cooper in 2004 signed on to the international series as official tire supplier for three years. The company produces slick and treaded rain tires for the races.
This season includes 12 races in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico and Great Britain. The series is not scheduled to race in the U.S. but will race in China twice, in November and April.
Cooper supplies the tires through its Avon Tyres Racing operations in Melksham, United Kingdom.