MELKSHAM, England (Oct. 10, 2008) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Europe Ltd. has extended contracts as the exclusive race tire supplier for the British Formula 3 International Series and British GT Championship.
The firm's Cooper brand succeeding its Avon brand in the F3 series.
Cooper also will become the F3 series title sponsor for the 2009-11 seasons. Cooper's Avon brand has been the series' race tire supplier for the past 25 years.
Neither Cooper nor F3 and GT series organizer Stephane Ratel Organisation disclosed the value of the contracts.
Cooper said it won the contract by defeating competition from several other tire makers.
Cooper also will extend its deal with the British GT Championship through 2011 with the Avon brand, which has been the series' title sponsor the past three years.
Cooper supplies Avon motorsport tires to more than 140 championships around the world.