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MSA meets with tyre companies to chart future direction for gravel rally tyres

The Motor Sports Association has announced that it will work with tyre companies involved in UK stage rallying to move towards a definitive list of acceptable tyres for use in the sport, as part of the governing body’s commitment to reducing motor sport’s environmental impact.

The announcement follows this week’s meeting of the reconvened Stage Rally Tyre Working Group, attended by representatives from DMACK, Dunlop, Hankook, Michelin, Pirelli, Protyre and Yokohama. Only Kumho were unable to make the meeting due to prior testing commitments.

“It was a really excellent first meeting,” said Mike Broad, who is now chairing the Working Group. “We have been talking around this subject for a number of years, but I feel that we started to make proper progress this week. All the manufacturers agreed to submit details of their construction in time for our next meeting, so we can then begin the process of establishing a consensus for the direction of travel for the development of stage rally tyres.

“We are grateful for everyone’s constructive input and would like to reaffirm that any other manufacturers not currently represented on the group should get in touch.”

18 February 2013