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Frenchman Florent Tafani recently brought his Kumho-shod Peters Suzuki home ahead of no less than 38 fellow competitors, to clinch the Buggy 1600cc class of the 2016 FIA Autocross Championship at his home circuit of Saint-Igny-De-Vers. Three victories and no less than eight podiums in the nine-round series was just reward for the experienced Tafani, who finished a frustrated runner-up in the same category last season. This year, he stuck with the soft compound K33 Kumho R800 tyres throughout the final weekend, re-cutting them when rain began to affect the mix of rough and muddy terrain.
There was success for Kumho in the Super Buggy class of the Series too, with last year’s Buggy 1600 victor, Johnny Feuillade, annexing 5th place in this more powerful class. To obtain optimum traction he opted for a mix of compounds for his Kumho R800 tyres, placing the soft K33 ones on the front and harder K71 versions on the rear. The ever-competitive Feuillade was among the quickest runners throughout the season, but suffered too many collisions to repeat the success he’d previously enjoyed in the lower class.
Another strong and varied motorsport season for Kumho
Kumho is already able to reflect on another successful season in many branches of motorsport. Aside of the company’s R800 performance in the Autocross Championship: