The Autódromo do Algarve is one of the most technically challenging race circuits in the world – now its pro drivers have endorsed a new brand of tyres available throughout Ireland. In 2017 Davanti Tyres became the official tyre partner of the Autódromo do Algarve circuit, Portimão, Portugal, and has just agreed a three year extension to retain Davanti Tyres as its official tyre partner until 2022.
Under the partnership the fleet of high-performance cars used by the Autodromo’s elite AIA Racing School will continue to be fitted with Davanti tyres – specifically the DX640 Ultra High Performance (UHP) tyre, including the Porsche Cayman S, Cayman 718 S and 911 GT3, Honda Civic Type R, Mercedes AMG E53, E63 S and AMG GT C.
The pro drivers will drive at speeds in excess of 250km an hour on standard, road-legal Davanti tyres, which are available throughout Ireland from retailers Magowan Tyres and Premier Tyres.
“We have held this valued partnership for two years,” said Sean Maddocks, Davanti Sales Director for the UK and Ireland. “It is a prestigious partnership for us and we are proud of the faith the Autódromo team continue to show in our tyres’ on-track performance.”
AIA Racing School Director, Miguel Praia, said: “The tyres have performed impressively well and have been consistent, which anyone who drives at high speed will tell you, is critical,” he said. “The fact these tyres are not a special bespoke formulation or a sticky race tyre, they are simply standard road tyres that perform right on the ragged edge, is phenomenal.”
“Our drivers are highly qualified professionals and they understand the importance of tyres as a safety feature. They have developed complete confidence in Davanti since we began this partnership as tyres that handle well and provide all the feedback and control you need to drive safely and well.”
“We are proud to partner with Davanti Tyres.”