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Motorsport Stories

Avon Tyres has a rich and storied history in the tyre industry. Over the decades, the company has produced tyres for cars, vans, motorcycles and more. Not only has Avon proven its performance on the road, but also on race tracks around the world – on two wheels as well as four.

Avon Legends

Slim Borgudd in F1

Find out the story behind Avon’s first point in Formula 1, scored by a drummer for pop group ABBA.


Slim Borgudd in F1


Steve Webster in sidecars

Steve Webster is one of the greatest sidecar racers of all time and had much of his success with Avon Tyres.

Steve Webster in sidecars

Avon Heritage


Senna v Brundle in F3

The 1983 British Formula 3 Championship was much more than a simple head-to-head fight.

Senna v Brundle in F3

How Aston Martin scored victory at Le Mans

After a decade of trying, Aston Martin was determined to win at Le Mans in 1959.

How Aston Martin scored victory at Le Mans