Italian GT Hillclimb championship won on Avon Tyres

Avon Tyres has added the Italian GT Hillclimb title to the list of European championships that has been won on its acclaimed racing rubber.
Italian Ferrari 430 GT2 driver Denny Zardo, 32, clinched the title with a round still to go, by winning the GT class of last weekend’s round at Pedavena-Croce D’Aune. He was 10th overall, four seconds ahead of chief rival and fellow Ferrari driver, Leonardo Isolani.
Zardo also contests a Formula 3000 racing car in the hillclimb championship on Avon tyres, but has focused on the Ferrari this season.
He now has 203 points in the GT hillclimb standings and can no longer be overhauled by Isolani. The remaining round will take place on October 4.
Zardo said: “I am delighted to win the title, it has been a wonderful season and the car has performed well all year. Avon’s tyres have handled perfectly on all road surfaces and have certainly been a major benefit to my championship campaign. I would like to thank Avon for their fantastic job, and for giving me a product every race that was a real advantage.”
Avon Tyres are the chosen racing tyre of some 250 motorsport champions across Europe every year, in categories as diverse as the FIA European Rallycross Championship, Formula Ford and historic racing.
Avon Tyres is owned by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, and has been designing and manufacturing high quality tyres since 1904.