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LeCont: not just karting

LeCont is not only an independent tyre manufacturer, but is also a manufacturer of high performance rubber compounds for sports tyres of various types. In this field, LeCont has, over the years, earned the trust of several other companies in the sector, as a supplier of technology and processes. Among these there are also some big names in the tyre industry that LeCont supplies with specific compounds for competitive-sports competition. Their identity cannot be revealed, as we are bound by confidentiality agreements, but it is undeniable that - also through other brands - the compounds developed and produced by LeCont have achieved several successes for over five years now. Among these successes, there are several highly prestigious titles, including various World and European Championships in different disciplines of motorsport, including motor racing in particular.

LeCont: more than 26 years of passion for racing

LeCont, a tyre manufacturer, which fully started its commercial activity in 1994, was actually founded in 1993 by the brothers Sergio and Valter Cont, industrialists from Trentino today at the head of the Cont Group (also present in the mechanical industry and in the construction sector real estate), but also great motorsport enthusiasts who, in their youth, personally delighted with the joys of piloting, both in karting and in motocross.
Throughout its history in competitions, LeCont has won 42 Italian Champion titles. The first, still with the "PneusK" brand, won it in 1997 in motocross (in the prestigious 250 cm³ VISP category). This two-wheeled discipline was, however, abandoned by the Rovereto (TN) brand as early as the following year, to devote itself entirely to karting.
Since then, LeCont tyres have allowed several kart drivers to win 41 Italian Champion titles on four wheels. Most of these were conquered in the premier category, with a 125 cm³ engine and gearbox.
These figures also include the 2 titles won by riders who are wheeled by our company with tyres with the "All Tyres" brand and the six won with tyres with the "Cont Sport Tyres" brand. At the same time, LeCont has, over the years, also produced tyres for mini bikes and racing cars (in 10" and 13" with traditional cross-ply carcass).
As a manufacturer of high-performance compounds for racing tyre treads and supplier of these to other companies in the sector (including big names of international prominence), LeCont has indirectly won several national and international titles (including 6 European Champion titles) in motoring, also in formulas of great prestige and media coverage and also various world titles in other types of track competitions.
In 2011 and 2012, LeCont was the exclusive supplier company selected by the CIK-FIA to equip all the competitors participating in the U18 Karting World Championship and the CIK-FIA Academy Trophy.
From 2011 to 2019 LeCont was also selected by the French Federation (FFSA) as the exclusive supplier of the French Endurance Championship (initially with KF2 engines, then replaced by OK, and Rotax Max which joined the X30 and OKJ).
From 2011 to 2018, LeCont also exclusively provided the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans Karting. Of which the Group 2 & 3 Classes will continue to wear LeCont tyres also in 2019.
In 2012 and 2013, LeCont equipped all categories of the National Karting Championships in Italy, Sweden, Lithuania and Romania (SKAT), the Formule Blue and F. Blue Jr categories of the British Championship, as well as the 60 Minikart Category in the prestigious WSK Private Series. and in the Belgian Private Series CIB (IAME) and all categories in the French Private Championship Ufolep.
In 2013, LeCont was selected by the CIK-FIA as the exclusive supplier company to equip all competitors participating in the KF3 Karting World Championship, the KF3 European Karting Championship and the KF3 Super Cup. The Mexican Federation also selected LeCont to supply all the competitors in the first Mexican "FIA" Championship which still uses LeCont tyres.
In 2014, LeCont exclusively supplied the KF2 category in the Italian Karting Championship, and in the following two years the ACI 125 Junior and Senior Class.
From 2014 to today, LeCont equips all categories of the National Karting Championships in Sweden and the new Child Class created by the British Federation MSA and several other private series in Europe. LeCont has also been selected by the French Federation (FFSA) as the exclusive supplier of the French KZ2 Championship (and also its Master, Gentlemen and "Longs Circuits" variants) for the three-year period 2017, 2018 and 2019.
LeCont has been selected by the Norwegian Federation as the exclusive supplier of all categories of the Norwegian Championship since 2017.
LeCont has been chosen by the British MSA Federation as the exclusive supplier (for the British Championship) of the OK category since 2017 and also of the KZ2 category, since 2018. Since 2017, the presence of LeCont has also expanded a lot on the North American market and in particular in the USA.
Meanwhile, CIK has selected LeCont several times as the exclusive tyre supplier for its international categories.

History

2011

U18 World Championship
CIK-FIA Academy Trophy
Le Mans 24 Hours Karting

2012

U18 World Championship
CIK-FIA Academy Trophy
60 Minikart WSK
Le Mans 24 Hours Karting

2013

KFJ European Championship
KFJ World Championship
60 Minikart WSK

2014

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Mickhausen Bergrennen
Le Mans 24 Hours Karting

2015

KFJ European Championship
KZ2 European Championship
KFJ World Championship
KZ2 International Super Cup
Le Mans 24 Hours Karting
Major League Karting

2016

CIK-FIA Karting Endurance Championship (Group 1 - OK class)
Le Mans 24 Hours (all classes)

2017

OK class - FIA Karting World Championship
OK class - FIA Karting European Championships
CIK-FIA Karting Endurance Championship (Group 1 - OK class)
ACO Le Mans 24 Hours (all classes)

2018

KZ class - FIA Karting World Championship
KZ and KZ2 classes - FIA Karting European Championships
KZ2 class - FIA Karting International Super Cup
Academy Trophy - FIA Karting Championship
FIA Karting Endurance Championship (Group 1 - OK class)
ACO Le Mans 24 Hours (all classes)

2019

OK class - FIA Karting World Championship
OK class - FIA Karting European Championship
ACO Le Mans 24 Hours (Group 2 and 4)

2020

OK class - FIA Karting World Championship
OK and OKJ classes - FIA Karting European Championships
OK class - WSK Euro Series
LeCont Trophy

2021

OK class - WSK all the Championships

2022

OK class - WSK all the Championships
VIII Hivern Karting LeCont
OK and OKJ classes - FIA Karting European Championships

Starting from the participation in Pikes Peak 2014 (29 June 2014), LeCont has made a great leap in quality by entering the sector of motor racing summit with 13" radial technology tyres intended for prototypes such as the Norma M20 RD - Honda, piloted at the race in Colorado (USA) by Frenchman Romain Dumas. In its main sector of activity, karting, LeCont has, since 1996 to date, homologated a range of tyres with the CIK-FIA International Federation. In the early years, its tyres raced under the All Tyres brand, then changed to Cont Sport Tyres and finally (since 2004) with the same current commercial brand: LeCont. Over the years, LeCont has won several highly prestigious national and international titles:

  • 2 U18 World Champion titles (2011, 2012)
  • 1 KF3 World Champion title (2013)
  • 1 KFJ World Champion title (2015)
  • 1 OK World Champion title (2017)
  • 1 KZ World Champion title (2018)
  • 1 KF3 European Champion title (2013)
  • 1 KFJ European Champion title (2015)
  • 1 OK European Champion title (2017)
  • 1 European KZ Champion title (2018)
  • 5 Italian national trophies
  • 3 international titles of Winner of the CIK-FIA Academy Trophy (2011, 2012, 2018)
  • 3 international titles of CIK-FIA Endurance Champions (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • 42 Italian Champion titles (including 1 in motocross in 1997, 250 cm³ VISP class; 41 in karting)
  • 32 Swedish Champion titles
  • 16 British Champion titles
  • 16 French Champion titles
  • 15 Swiss Champion titles
  • 12 Mexican Champion titles
  • 12 Romanian Champion titles
  • 10 Norwegian Champion titles
  • 8 Lithuanian Champion titles
  • 5 Croatian Champion titles
  • 1 Belgian Champion title
  • 4 WSK trophies
  • 2 CIK-FIA KZ2 Super Cup Champion titles (2015, 2018)
  • 8 editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Karting
  • 2 editions of the F-Series Gearup Championship
  • 2 editions of the ICP Championship
  • 2 editions of the Golden Cup
  • 1 edition of the FKC Championship

Champions with LeCont tyres

Alessio Lorandi (Italy, Babyrace), 2013 KFJ World Champion with LeCont tyres
Joonas Lappalainen (Finland, Parolin), Winner of the 2012 CIK-FIA Academy Trophy with LeCont tyres
Matthew Graham (Great Britain, Zanardi), 2011 U18 World Champion with LeCont tyres
Charles Leclerc (Monte Carlo, Parolin), Winner of the 2011 CIK-FIA Academy Trophy with LeCont tyres
Alessio Lorandi, 2013 KFJ World Champion, here during the first race (Sarno, Italy)
Lando Norris (Great Britain, RFM), 2013 KFJ European Champion with LeCont tyres
Start of a stage of the third round of the 2012 U18 World Championship, at the Sakhir International Circuit in Bahrain with LeCont tyres
Matthew Graham (Great Britain, Zanardi), 2011 U18 World Champion with LeCont tyres
Matthew Graham (Great Britain, Zanardi), 2011 U18 World Champion with LeCont tyres
Henry Easthope (Great Britain, Sodi), 2012 U18 World Champion with LeCont tyres
Henry Easthope (Great Britain, Sodi), 2012 U18 World Champion with LeCont tyres
Leonardo Pulcini, vice World Champion KFJ 2013, Winner of the first race of the World Championship (Sarno, Italy)