AKRON (Oct. 8, 2013) — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C.'s status as the official race tire supplier for three of the four Tudor United SportsCar Racing (USCR) series classes will cut into — but not cut out — Michelin North America Inc.'s and Yokohama Tire Corp.'s involvement in U.S. endurance racing, officials for the tire companies said.
Continental's role as the tire supplier for the USCR's prototype, prototype challenge and GT Daytona classes will mean the end of Michelin's involvement in the prototype classes, where it has claimed 13 titles over the past 14 years
It also will mark the end of Yokohama's 5-year-old supply arrangement for the American Le Mans Series' GTC class for Porsche 911 GT3. Yokohama will, however, continue to be the exclusive tire supplier for the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge, a separate series for Porsche 911 GT3 models that will run races on most USCR race weekends.