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KUMHO WET WEATHER ABILITIES EXCEL ON WORLD'S MOST DEMANDING CIRCUIT

Kumho has proven its wet weather performance capabilities at Germany's famed Nürburgring in the opening round of the VLN Endurance Championship helping the works backed Team Peugeot RCZs to a class win on debut in the series.

Team Peugeot RCZ praised the Kumho tyres for their grip and longevity in wet and demanding conditions on the testing Nordschlieffe circuit as part of the team's lead up to the famed Nürburgring 24 hour event.

Rain and drizzle set in early in the race and only got heavier as the race went on before fog prematurely ended the race with approximately 80 minutes left on the clock.

According to French Peugeot RCZ driver Julien Piguet, the Kumho tyres provided speed and confidence around the tricky 25km circuit despite the prevailing conditions.

"On rain tyres I was able to overtake much more powerful competitors. A big 'well done' to our partner Kumho. The tyres provided perfect grip in any condition," said Julien Piguet.

Team Peugeot RZC, made up of Frenchmen Julien Piguet, Julien Rueflin, Steven Palette and Germany's Paul Englert are competing in the entire VLN Endurance Championship in a factory developed, Peugeot Sport built endurance adaptation of the RCZ used in the RCZ Racing Cup using Kumho Tyres to keep them on the track.

Kumho Tyre Australia's national marketing and training manager, David Basha, says the technology on the track is the same technology Kumho road tyres boasts.

"Every vehicle is just as important in the eyes of Kumho - be it a race car in Germany or a road car in Australia," said David Basha.

"The research and development we do on the track is utilised across all of our passenger car and commercial tyres sold around the world."

A tyre test in 2011 by Australian motoring publication Wheels saw the Kumho Ecsta Le Sport KU39 excel in the wet, taking the top prize for wet braking and a close second in wet cornering, confirming David Basha's sentiments about Kumho's wet weather capabilities.

"Team Peugeot RCZ had confidence because of the wet weather characteristics of Kumho Tyres and Australian Drivers can feel the same confidence by purchasing Kumho next time they visit their local tyre dealers," David Basha concluded.

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