GT Radial Dominates the Drift Arena in the USA
GT Radial has clinched the much-coveted 2023 Formula DRIFT PRO Tire Cup, reinforcing the brand's global standing in the tire industry. The victory was sealed by drivers Nick Noback and Aurimas "Odi" Bakchis, who achieved a double podium finish at California's Irwindale Speedway (16/10/2023).
Made in America, Celebrated Globally: Champiro SX2 RS
The Champiro SX2 RS tires, which played a pivotal role in this win, are manufactured at GT Radial's plant in Richburg, South Carolina. These high-performance tires contributed to GT Radial's total of 13 podiums and three wins during the 2023 season.
Note on U.S. Made Champiro SX2 RS Tires
While the Champiro SX2 RS tires are manufactured in the U.S., it's important to note that they are made specifically for U.S. sizes and conditions and may differ from the needs of the local market in Indonesia.
The Indonesian Connection: Champiro SX2
For our Indonesian audience, the Champiro SX2, a counterpart to the SX2 RS, is proudly made in Indonesia for local events. Both tire ranges exemplify GT Radial's commitment to delivering world-class quality, irrespective of where they are manufactured.
The Road to Victory: Steady Ascent in Formula DRIFT
This latest victory is not an isolated achievement but part of GT Radial's ongoing success in the highly competitive world of Formula DRIFT, from its fifth-place finish in its first year to its steady climb to second place in the 2022 season.
Nurturing Talent and Continuing the Legacy
GT Radial is not just about competition; it's about fostering talent. The brand is the Official Tire of the PROSPEC series, which focuses on nurturing emerging talent in drifting. GT Radial has renewed its partnership with Formula DRIFT for another three years, confirming its role as a significant player in global motorsports.
A Commitment to Innovation and Performance
"Winning the Tire Cup was our goal at the beginning of the season, and we did it thanks to our dedicated plant team members who produce the competition tire and our group of highly-skilled drivers and teams," said GT Radial Motorsports Manager Mike Meeiem. "It is especially gratifying to see a tire made in America win the world's most competitive drifting series."
This victory in America serves as an inspiration not just for GT Radial's American-made products but also for its globally recognized range, including those made in Indonesia.