Toyo Tires sets sights on Finke glory

Toyo Tires sets sights on Finke glory

Toyo Tires is hoping to see its entry in this year’s Finke Desert Race take the chequered flag.

Toyo Tires sets sights on Finke gloryThe tyre company is fielding what it calls “a team of desert racing doyens” in the event with hopes of reclaiming the crown of Australia’s ultimate rally raid.

Fitted with Toyo Tires Open Country M/T tyres, Team Toyo competitors will race across several classes over 452km of gruelling Aussie outback, on the Queen’s Birthday weekend, between Alice Springs and Finke.

Leading the charge for Team Toyo is previous winner, Greg Gartner (pictured above). Greg says he’s confident of a good showing in his 12th Finke outing.

“We have picked the absolute best parts for the truck, and the Toyos get the power to the ground.

“We know now what to expect and we know we can achieve good results. Finke is about survival as much as it is competition,”

“At Finke qualifying is serious as early starting positons get you ahead of the dust. After racing SSTs on tarmac I am driving smoother, we have improved mid-corner speed and I am always working on my late braking.

“We know the Finke track and we have learned how to drive through dust.”

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Simon Lai

Simon is a writer and sometime contributor to the podcast. He also takes care of video production and product reviews. He met Joel through radio school and has worked with him on other ventures, reading news, producing and presenting radio content for regional networks. Simon doesn’t profess to be a car nut but enjoys driving first and foremost and has a penchant for hot hatches. He helps to provide the everyday-man perspective.

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