ARC tyre deal up for grabs again
- 12th June 2019, 9:17am
"The benefits of a control tyre is that it is one less variable in the championship from a sporting point of view, and it helps to control the costs, which we are always trying to do," he added."However, nothing is off the table at this stage. Whatever deal takes place need to stack up in a commercial sense for the suppliers, and make sense for CAMS in both a commercial and sporting sense. "Parity is one of the important things to consider, as is the cost of the tyre." Some competitors have been put off running in the ARC over recent years because of the one-make tyre arrangement, which restricts individuals from having their own tyre deals through other brands, or via dealers or distributors. Drivers who have long-term arrangements with other tyre brands see the one-make rule as one that only adds to their costs, and means potential sponsors are lost to the sport. The one-make tyre debate is one that looks likely to continue to polarise the rallying community.
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Should the Australian Rally Championship have a control tyre from 2020 onwards?— RallySport Magazine (@RallySportMag) June 11, 2019
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