LeCont: not just karting

LeCont is not only an independent tire manufacturer, but is also a manufacturer of high performance rubber compounds for sports tires 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 machining. Among these there are also some big names in the tire 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 a decade now. Among these successes, there are several highly prestigious titles, including various world and European championships in different disciplines of motorsport, including in particular motoring.

LeCont: more than 26 years of passion for racing!

LeCont, a tire manufacturer, which fully started its commercial activity in 1994, was actually founded in 1993 by the brothers Sergio and Valter Cont, industrialists from Trentino who now head the Cont Group (also present in the mechanical industry and in the real estate construction), but also great motorsport enthusiasts who, in their youth, personally delighted with the joys of piloting, both in karting and in motocross.
Over the course of its history in competition, 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 tires have enabled 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 two titles won by riders with rubber tires by our company with "All Tires" branded tires and the six titles won with "Cont Sport Tires" branded tires. At the same time, LeCont has, over the years, also produced tires for mini bikes and racing cars (in 10 "and 13" with traditional cross-ply carcass).
As a manufacturer of high-performance compounds for competition tire treads and supplier of these to other companies in the sector (including big names of international standing), LeCont has indirectly won several national and international titles (including six 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, later replaced by OK, and Rotax Max to which X30 and OK-Junior were added).
From 2011 to 2018, LeCont also provided the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans karting exclusively. Of which the Group 2 & 3 classes will continue to wear LeCont tires 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 private series. WSK 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 to equip all the competitors participating in the KF3 Karting World Championship, the KF3 European Karting Championship and the KF3 SuperCup. The Mexican federation also selected LeCont to supply all the competitors in the first Mexican "FIA" Championship which still uses LeCont tires today.
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 federation MSA 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 tire supplier for its international categories:

  • 2011-2012: U18 and Academy Trophy
  • 2013: KF3
  • 2015: KZ2 and KFJ
  • 2016: Endurance Championship
  • 2017: OK and Endurance Championship
  • 2018: KZ, KZ2, Academy Trophy and Endurance Championship
  • 2019: OK

Alessio Lorandi (Italy - Babyrace), KFJ 2013 World Champion, with LeCont tires

Joonas Lappalainen (SF - Parolin), Winner of the 2012 CIK-FIA Academy Trophy, with tires LeCont

Matthew Graham (GB - Zanardi), U18 World Champion 2011, with LeCont tires

Charles Leclerc (MC - Parolin), Winner of the 2011 CIK-FIA Academy Trophy, with LeCont tires

Alessio Lorandi, 2013 KFJ World Champion, here during the first race (Sarno, SA)

Lando Norris (GB - RFM), 2013 KFJ European Champion, with LeCont tires

Start of a stage of the third round of the 2012 U18 World Championship, at the Sakhir International circuit in Bahrain. LeCont tires

Matthew Graham (GB - Zanardi), U18 World Champion 2011, with LeCont tires

Matthew Graham (GB - Zanardi), U18 World Champion 2011, with LeCont tires

Henry Easthope (GB - Sodi), 2012 U18 World Champion, with LeCont tires

Henry Easthope (GB - Sodi), 2012 U18 World Champion, with LeCont tires

2013 KFJ World Vice-Champion, the Roman Leo Pulcini had won the first race of the world championship (Sarno, SA)