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Cup Teams to Ride on Conti Tires

(Akron/Tire Review) All 32 team buses shuttling players to matches for the 2006 FIFA World Cup will ride on Continental brand bus radials.

Continental AG is one of three primary sponsors of the World Cup, which opens today in Munich with an opening round match between the host German team against Costa Rica.

“We received very positive feedback from the drivers of the eight team coaches that were fitted with our special edition HSL1 tire for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup Germany,” explained Irmgard Matzke, spokesperson for Continental. “As a result, all 32 of the Setra S 415 GT-HD and Mercedes Travego 2 team coaches for 2006 FIFA World Cup will be equipped with Continental HSL1 or HSR1 tires.”

“As true fans of both road transport and football, all of us at Continental are very excited about our involvement in the 2006 FIFA World Cup,” said Ralf Hoffmann, Continental’s passenger/light truck tire brand manager. “This provides us with an excellent opportunity to present our company and products to a global audience, while at the same time demonstrating our passion and enthusiasm for sport.”

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