Press Release

Oct. 14, 2009

TOYO TIRES Supporting a Team in DMV 250-Meilen-Rennen

Osaka, Japan – 14 October, 2009 – TOYO TIRE & RUBBER Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Kenji Nakakura) announced that it provides tire support for a team entered in "DMV 250-Meilen-rennen"
which is eighth edition of Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenmeinsterschaft Nürburgring (better known as VLN race series) held on October, 17th in Nürburgring, Germany.

TOYO TIRES supports:
Team: Lammertink Racing with TOYO TIRES
Front:245/640R18 Rear:285/680R18

The VLN race series is semi-endurance races held over 10 times a year in Nürburgring, famous for Nürburgring 24h race. Over 150 drivers both professional and amateur join to adjust for 24h race every time.
The Lammertink Racing is a Holland-based team and has been participated in other races in Malaysia and Hungary so on.


【Race Detail】

Date(Local time in Germany)
   October 16th (Fri) Practice drive 16:00-18:00
   October 17th (Sat) Preliminary 8:30-10:00 Final 12:00-16:00

Maintenance: Lammertink Racing & Engineering

Vehicle: Porsche 911 GT3

Drivers: Tom Coronel & Takayuki Kinoshita
   Mr. Tom Coronel
   Mr. Tom Coronel is a developer and ace driver. He won Japan Formula 3 and Formula-Nippon championship. He did a great job in Super GT. Now, he does a good job in World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) and Le Mans 1000km Series.

   Mr. Takayuki Kinoshita
   Mr. Takayuki Kinoshita has abundant experience in races such as Super GT or Super Endurance. Among Japanese driver, he has participated in Nürburgring 24h race the most and the fastest record as ever. .Also, he writes lots of comments in magazines as a journalist and is a selector of the Car of the Year.






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