Formula Three Australia has announced an extension of its deal with Kumho Tyres to act as naming rights sponsor and official tyre supplier of the Kumho Tyres Australian Formula Three Championship for the CAMS Gold Star.

The extension to the existing contract will see all Formula Three cars in Australia competing on the Kumho rubber for at least a further two years and will see the tyre manufacturer continue as naming-rights partner of the championship.

"We are delighted to retain Kumho as our major sponsor and tyre supplier for the Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 Championship for the CAMS Gold Star," outgoing Formula Three Australia chairman Jeff Mattner said. "Kumho have been a fantastic partner for the last two years and we are looking forward to continuing and building our exceptional relationship for the betterment of both brands.

"We are delighted that they have seen the value in the Australian Formula Three championship and we are excited to have our competitors on their tyres for at least another two years."

Kumho Tyre Australia managing director Mr. DJ Lee said that his companies' relationship with the Kumho Tyres Australian Formula Three Championship was a key platform for marketing their brand within Australia.

"Working with Formula Three Australia is a key platform for Kumho Tyres Australia to promote our brand to a national audience at race tracks around Australia and through the series' television package," he said. "Having seen that value, we are very happy to continue the relationship and continue to work with the championship to build both brands in Australia."

The 2007 Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 Championship, once again racing for the prestigious Australian drivers championship for the CAMS Gold Star, will kick off it's 2007 championship at the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport Australian event, in Sydney, next year.