Meet The Team

Independent Testing for Every Day Life

Kal Tire hired an independent tire testing group to find real-life driving conditions that Canadians face year-round. No hockey arenas or professional test tracks were used for testing the tires. We wanted the tires tested in Canada, in conditions we knew you would be driving in. More information to come.

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Joanne Younker

Joanneā€™s interest and investment in motorsport is deep. She tracks a sport motorcycle and is no stranger to wheeling a car around either. She is definitely happiest on the track. Many hidden extra skills including a top-level ski instructor of one-on-one training, driving a snow-cat mountain groomer and instructor of off-road 4-wheeler driving. Joanne has immersed herself in working for Lexus, Audi, Hyundai and Kal Tire, which make up only part of the list. KALTIRE tester for over four years now.

Richard Warrington

Richard has a pro-driver background of teaching and coaching in racing and safe driving programs, facilitator of sales process and product information. He has worked for companies like Genesis, Audi, Lexus, BMW, Hyundai and Honda. The race track, winter driver training and his deep understanding all things technical make him a strong tire test driver. He has been KALTIRE tester for a number of years.

Mark Jennings-Bates

Mark is a Championship winning rally driver based in Canada. As a rally driver he is used to changing environments, surfaces and grip levels. His experience gives him the ability to report subjective feedback on tire control and quality. As a result of his success in the rally racing world Mark is in demand as a precision driver and advanced instructor and has been working on the KALTIRE testing project for the past three years.