Well it will be this weekend when our Motorsport team heads off to be the official tyre fitting partner at FOUR major motorsport events around the UK and in Europe. Having just returned from last weekend’s FIA Formula E race in the Golden State of California, the Motorsport team division is all set for what will be its busiest ever weekend!
With just a week until the start of the new Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge season, we thought we’d dedicate a blog to give you a brief overview of this fantastic and entertaining racing championship. As you can tell from the name, Protyre is a big supporter of this series. We’ve been championship sponsor for a number of years.
Protyre is the official trackside supplier of tyres for a number of exciting, high octane championship series, such as the Porsche Carrera Cup, Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge, Formula E and the Dutch Supercar Challenge. The guys who travel around the country, and the world, fitting tyres at races are the same people who work on your vehicle in your local centre.
Welcome to our second Motorsport blog post. As you know from the first post, Protyre has a long and proud involvement with motor racing, from the Porsche Carrera Cup to the Ginetta GT5 Challenge, but being the official global tyre fitting partner of Formula E is quite simply an incredible experience.
Not many people know that as well as being the UK’s largest independent chain of fast fit and mechanical centres, Protyre also provides tyres and tyre fitting services for a number of major motor racing series.
Protyre are the UK’s leading independent supplier and fitter of tyres and automotive services in the UK, we are proud to be TyreSafe retailer of the year for both 2013 and 2014. Fitting over 1 million tyres each year through our 89 fast fit centres. As well as offering exclusive online prices, other services include MOTs, vehicle servicing, brakes, wheel alignment and air-con. Protyre.co.uk is unique as we are able to offer same day fitting via our network of fast-fit centres at a time that suits you. Stocking tyres from leading manufacturers including Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear, Michelin, Falken, GT Radial and Dunlop. You can also now buy motorbike tyres online for fitting at a number of our Protyre centres.
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