BTCC champions back HiQ tyre safety campaign

BTCC's Andrew Jordan and Fabrizio Giovanardi
BTCC's Andrew Jordan and Fabrizio Giovanardi

Three stars of the HiQ British Touring Car Championship have put their names to a HiQ safety campaign, which attempts to eliminate illegal tyre usage on roads across the UK.

Reigning HiQ BTCC champion Fabrizio Giovanardi and VX Racing team-mate Andrew Jordan, together with Team Aon’s Tom Chilton are backing the campaign to educate motorists about the risks of driving with tyres with illegal treads.

HiQ’s 1-2-3 Campaign promotes the following message:

  1. One worn or defective tyre could cost you £2500
  2. Worn tyres add two lengths to your stopping distance at 50mph in wet conditions
  3. Each tyre with a tread depth less than 1.6mm could add 3 penalty points to your licence

HIQ is supporting the campaign with free tyre safety checks at each of its 140 fast fit centres, for the remainder of 2009.

Published by emmabutcher

Emma has been CAT's editor since January 2008. There isn't much she doesn't know about the aftermarket - and her favourite topic is definitely BER!

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