TOKYO (Oct. 29, 2015) — The sanctioning body for the Japanese Super Formula Championship Series — considered Asia's highest level road-racing series for open-wheel, single-seat formula cars — has chosen Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. as its control-tire supplier for the next several seasons.
Yokohama replaces Bridgestone Corp. as the series' sole race tire supplier; Bridgestone had the contract for the past 10 seasons. Yokohama was last involved in the series 20 years ago.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Series promoter Japan Race Promotion Inc. said its selection of Yokohama as the series' tire supplier was based both on the quality of its Advan racing tires and its “comprehensive capabilities,” including on-circuit tire-changing services and a stable production capacity for high-performance tires.