After finishing as runner-up in 2005 and 2006, Richard Brent finished the 2008 season as BARC Dunlop Motorsport News Saloon Car Champion. Richard won the championship in some style, winning all 18 rounds in this year’s event. The championship is contested at Britain’s most famous race tracks – Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Castle Combe and Lydden Hill. Brent’s victories this year came in his Peugeot 205 Gti, equipped with Toyo tyres. He used Toyo Proxes RS1 slick tyres in dry conditions, switching to Proxes RR1 in the wet. For intermediate conditions Toyo supplied the Proxes R888, semi-slick.
Brent paid tribute to the Toyo tyres and their role in his success, saying, “2008 has quite simply been the best year a race team could have; 18 wins from 18 starts and lap records at every circuit visited. Toyo tyres have been an integral part of the race team and I am delighted to continue our relationship in 2009”.