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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 FIA Karting U18 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.

+ light, + performing

LeCont tyres are lighter and more performing than other kart tyres in circulation thanks to the perfect balance given by the LeCont compound

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Samples with LeCont

2022

  • FIA Karting European Championship KZ KZ2 Academy Trophy
  • WSK OK KZ2
  • LeCont Hivern Karting
  • LeCont Trophy 2022


LeCont Hivern Karting



Carlos Sainz (Spain), Ferrari F1 driver, trains in karts with LeCont tyres



LeCont Trophy 2022

2021

WSK OK


Daniel Ricciardo (Australia), McLaren F1 driver, trains in karts with LeCont tyres



Lando Norris (Great Britain), McLaren F1 driver, test his new LeCont kart



Arvid Lindblad (Great Britain), WSK Final Cup OK 2021 Champion



Tuukka Taponen (Finland), WSK Open Cup OK 2021 Champion



Rafael Camara (Brazil), WSK Champions Cup OK 2021 Champion

2020

  • FIA Karting World Championship OK
  • FIA Karting European Championship OK OKJ
  • WSK OK
  • LeCont Trophy 2020


Andrea Kimi Antonelli (Italy), FIA Karting OK 2020 European Champion



Callum Bradshaw (UK), FIA Karting OK 2020 World Champion



LeCont Trophy 2020

2019

  • FIA Karting World Championship OK
  • FIA Karting European Championship OK
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans Karting


Lorenzo Travisanutto (Italy), FIA Karting OK World Champion 2019

2018

  • FIA Karting World Championship KZ
  • FIA Karting European Championship KZ KZ2 Academy Trophy
  • FIA Karting International Championship KZ2
  • FIA Karting Endurance Championship OK
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans Karting


Lorenzo Travisanutto (Italy), 2018 FIA Karting OK World Champion

2017

  • FIA Karting World Championship OK
  • FIA Karting European Championship OK
  • FIA Karting Endurance Championship OK
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans Karting


Dexter Patterson (UK), 2017 FIA Karting OKJ World Champion

2016

  • FIA Karting Endurance Championship OK
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans Karting


Pedro Hiltbrand (Spain), 2016 FIA Karting OK World Champion

2015

  • FIA Karting World Championship KFJ
  • FIA Karting International Championship KZ2
  • FIA Karting European Championship KZ2
  • FIA Karting European Championship KFJ
  • Major League Karting
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans Karting


Logan Sargeant (United States), 2015 FIA Karting KFJ World Champion

2014

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


Lando Norris (Great Britain), McLaren F1 Driver, 2014 FIA Karting KF World Champion



Pikes Peak International HIll Climb, victory with Romain Dumas (France)



Turckheim Hill Climb



Bergrennen Mickhausen International Hill Climb, victory with Simone Faggioli (Italy)

2013

  • FIA Karting World Championship KFJ
  • FIA Karting European Championship KFJ
  • WSK 60 MINI


Lando Norris (Great Britain), McLaren F1 Driver, 2013 FIA Karting KFJ European Champion



Leonardo Pulcini (Italy), Vice-champion of the FIA Karting KFJ World 2013



Alessio Lorandi (Italy), 2013 KFJ FIA Karting World Champion

2012

  • FIA Karting World Championship U18 Academy Trophy
  • WSK 60 MINI
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans Karting


Joonas Lappalainen (Finland), 2012 FIA Karting Academy Trophy Champion

2011

  • FIA Karting World Championship U18 Academy Trophy
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans Karting


Charles Leclerc (Principality of Monaco), Ferrari F1 Driver, 2011 FIA Karting Academy Trophy Champion



Matthew Graham (Great Britain, Zanardi), 2011 FIA Karting U18 World Champion

From participation in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2014 (29 June 2014), LeCont has made a great leap in quality entering the top car racing industry with 13" radial technology tyres for prototypes such as the Standard M20 RD - Honda, piloted during the race in Colorado (USA) dal French Romain Dumas. In its sector of main activity, karting, LeCont has, from 1996 to today, approved a range of tyres at the CIK-FIA International Federation. In the early years, the his tyres have raced under the brand All Tyres, then changed into Cont Sport Tyres and finally (since 2004) with the same current brand name: LeCont. Over the years, LeCont has won several great titles national and international prestige, some of these are:

  • 2 titles of FIA Karting U18 World Champion (2011, 2012)
  • 1 title of KF3 World Champion (2013)
  • 1 title of KFJ World Champion (2015)
  • 1 OK World Champion title (2017)
  • 1 title of KZ World Champion (2018)
  • 2 CIK-FIA Super Cup KZ2 titles (2015, 2018)
  • 1 title of European KF3 Champion (2013)
  • 1 KFJ European Champion title (2015)
  • 1 title of European Champion OK (2017)
  • 1 KZ European Champion title (2018)
  • 5 Italian national trophies
  • 3 International Titles of CIK-FIA Academy Trophy Winner (2011, 2012, 2018)
  • 3 CIK-FIA International Endurance Championship titles (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • 42 titles of Champion of Italy (of which 1 in motocross in 1997, class 250 cmâ³ VISP; 41 in karting)
  • 32 titles of Champion of Sweden
  • 16 titles of Champion of Great Britain
  • 16 titles of Champion of France
  • 15 titles of Champion of Switzerland
  • 12 titles of Champion of Mexico
  • 12 titles of Champion of Romania
  • 10 titles of Champion of Norway
  • 8 titles of Champion of Lithuania
  • 5 titles of Champion of Croatia
  • 1 title of Champion of Belgium
  • 4 trophies of the WSK
  • 8 editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Karting
  • 2 editions of the Gearup F-Series Championship (USA)
  • 2 editions of the ICP Championship (USA)
  • 2 editions of the Golden Cup (USA)
  • 1 edition of the FKC Championship - California (USA)