Our Heritage

1963 - 1982
1982: ADVAN-shod single-seater wins its first All Japan F2 Championship race
1981: All Japan Rally Championship Class B title
1980: ADVAN tyres supplied to some All Japan Formula 2 Championship participants
1979: Creation of the ADVAN rally team, wins a B-class championship in its first year
1978: ADVAN, YOKOHAMA’s motorsport brand is created
1963: YOKOHAMA starts supplying racing tyres to the motorsport industry in Japan

1983
YOKOHAMA supplies tyres for the European Formula 3 Championship and the Macau Grand Prix (now running Formula 3 cars)
“A 23-year-old Ayrton Senna wins the first ever Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix, preceding a long line of future stars such as Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard, David Brabham and more…”

1984
All Japan Formula 3 Championship title

1985
All Japan Rally Championship drivers titles in Classes A, B and C
“At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a Porsche 956 finished third in its class, marking a successful debut for another of YOKOHAMA’s long-standing associations: Porsche.”

1987
All Japan Endurance Championship and Fuji Long Distance Series titles

1988
European Touring Car Championship title with Team Schnitzer
Asia Pacific Rally Championship title
Win at 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps with Team Schnitzer

1989
German and Italian Touring Car Championship titles with Team Schnitzer and BMW Italia
Third in World Sports Prototype Championship
All Japan Touring Car Championship titles in Division 2 and 3 with Team ADVAN
All Japan Sports Prototype Car Endurance Championship title with Team ADVAN
“’88 and ’89 saw the start of another legendary product, the BMW M3. Combined with YOKOHAMA ADVAN, the race car claimed titles in three touring car championships as well as the 24 hours of Spa Francorchamps…”

1990
UK, Italian and Australian Touring Car Championship titles with Team Italian M3 for the Italian championship
Overall one-two finish in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps with Team Schnitzer
ADVAN tyres supplied to the new Formula Mirage

1991
All Japan Rally Championship titles in Class A and C
First Japanese outfit to win the Cote D’Ivoire Rally in the World Rally Championship
Asia Pacific Rally Championship title
UK and Australian Touring Car Championship titles

1992
Asia Pacific Rally Championship title
Wins the Cote D’Ivoire Rally in the World Rally Championship
UK and Australian Touring Car Championship titles
One-two-three finish in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
All Japan Touring Car Championship title in Division 2

1993
UK and Italian Touring Car Championship titles
One-two-three finish in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring

1994
All Japan Rally Championship title in Class A
All Japan Dirt Trial Championship titles in Classes AI, AII, CII and D
“Entering the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring with a Nissan 300zx during the year, YOKOHAMA achieved a remarkable feat at Sebring, unequalled to this day: The Nissan became the first GT-Class car to beat the prototype sports cars and claim overall victory!”

1995
73rd Pikes Peak International Hillclimb title
24 Hours of Le Mans GT2 Class win
All Japan Rally Championship titles in Division 1 Class A as well as Division 2 Classes A and B
All Japan Dirt Trial Championship titles in Classes AIII, CI and D

1996
Asia Pacific Rally Championship title in Group N
All Japan Gymkhana Championship titles in Classes CII and D
All Japan Dirt Trial Championship titles in Classes CI and D
All Japan Rally Championship titles in Classes B and C

1997
British Rally Championship title
All Japan Gymkhana Championship titles in Classes CII and D
All Japan Dirt Trial Championship titles in Classes CI and AII
All Japan Rally Championship titles in Division 1 Class A and Division 2 Classes A and B
All Japan GT Championship title in GT300 Class

1998
Overall winner of the Daytona 24 Hours race
“The Momo/YOKOHAMA/Ferrari 333SP became the first privateer Ferrari to win the Rolex 24 Hours race.”

1999
All Japan Rally Championship titles in Classes A and C
YOKOHAMA becomes the official tyre supplier for the first International F3 Korea Grand Prix

2000
Super Taikyu Race Series titles in Classes 2 and 4
All Japan GT Championship title in GT300 Class
All Japan Rally Championship title in Class C
24 Hours of Le Mans Class win

2001
Asia Pacific Rally Championship title in F2 Class
Super Taikyu Race Series titles in Classes 2, 4 and Gr-N Plus
All Japan GT Championship title in GT300 Class
24 Hours of Le Mans Class win

2002
Asia Pacific Rally Championship title in Gr-A F2 Class
Super Taikyu Race Series titles in four classes out of five
All Japan Rally Championship title in Class C
“YOKOHAMA reaches its 20th consecutive year of supplying the official tyres for the Macau F3 Grand Prix.”

2003
25th anniversary of the ADVAN brand
All Japan Rally Championship titles in Classes B and C
Super Taikyu Race Series titles in all five classes
All Japan GT Championship title in GT300 Class
"YOKOHAMA’s racing brand, ADVAN, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a win at the Petit Le Mans (BMW M3 GTR) and the brand’s first foray into Le Mans prototype racing with Team ADVAN at the 24 Hours of Le Mans."

2004
All Japan Rally Championship title in Class C

2005
24 hours of Le Mans GT Class win
ADVAN brand is re-launched as ADVAN Sport and ADVAN S/T
YOKOHAMA is appointed as the sole tyre supplier for the first FIA European Touring Car Cup

2006
ADVAN becomes the official control tyre supplier to the FIA World Touring Car Championship
24 hours of Le Mans GT2 Class runner-up

2007
ADVAN becomes the official one-make tyre for single-seater series Formula Master

2008
YOKOHAMA reached its 25th consecutive year in supplying the Macau F3 Grand Prix
YOKOHAMA completed its third consecutive year as the official control tyre supplier for the FIA WTCC and its second year for Formula Master

2009
YOKOHAMA becomes official tyre supplier to the Russian Touring Car Championship and Swedish Touring Car Championship

2010
YOKOHAMA completed its fifth successive season as tyre supplier for the FIA WTCC, introducing its eco-friendly ADVAN ENV-R1 tyres to the series
YOKOHAMA becomes official tyre supplier to the Scandinavian Touring Car Cup and Chinese Touring Car Championship

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