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
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
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