ISSOM 2018 is Started, Achilles Supports Some Teams in ETCC 2000 and ETCC 3000Sunday, March 25, 2018
Indonesian Sentul Series of Motorsport (ISSOM) 2018 was held again this week, starting from 24-25 March 2018 in Sentul International Circuit. In ISSOM 2018, Achilles Radial also becomes the partner for ETTC (European Touring Car Championship) using One Make Tire Achilles Radial system. ETCC is one of the racing event titling National Championship and becomes one of the categories in ISSOM this year.
This is a racing specifically for European made car which usually have big engine capacity. Achilles Radial gives support to this ETCC as event to prove that Achilles tire is also suitable for this extreme car racing.
The event held by ABM Motorsport, has several categories, such as Mercedes Benz Club Indonesia Championship, Euro 2000, Honda Jazz Speed Challenge, Super Car Championship (SCC), Indonesia Touring Car Championship, European Touring Car Championship (ETCC – National Championship), Indonesia Retro Race (IRR), and Japan Super Touring Championship.
This year Achilles gives another support for ETCC in collaboration with several teams such as Privat Auto Garage with its racers Posma Panggabean and Ivan Dumais in ETCC 3000, BMW Tim Astra with the racers Gerry Nasution in ETCC 3000, ABM Racing Team, and Jakarta Ban Racing Team.
“ISSOM is the largest car racing in Indonesia which has been annually supported by us since 2012. As the original tire made in Indonesia, it is an opportunity for Achilles Radial in this event to continuously develop the best automotive products. Especially, in this 2018 racing season, it is expected that One Make Tire Achilles Radial regulation will be the standard, which obviously an honor for us. The use of Achilles ATR K Sport becomes evident that this product is suitable for a racing championship that requires maximum grip of a tire” said Akhamd Nursyamsu as Head of Brand Activation and Sport Activity of PT. Multisrada Arah Sarana Tbk.
This 24th March was started with qualification stage, it was raining until afternoon became quite a challenge for the racers in racing around the laps. But, the Achilles supported team remains able to show its best performance, such as Radityo Mahendra from ABM Motorsport Team managed to win the first place in Pro Category with the best time of 1:51.743, followed by Gerhard Lukita in the second position in Master Category with the best time of 1:53.432. In the meantime, Gerry Nasution receives the best time with 2:26:804 totalling 5 laps. Gerry told his side of story, “Morning was started with a torrential rain, but during qualification time, the weather is relatively fine, so the temperature was quite low which affect the car. So, it is sufficient for this qualification.
It is the same as last year, we will always try to be the best. Hopefully in 2018, we will get the maximum result so we can win this championship” he said optimistically.