Pirelli has agreed terms with Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) for its Protyre Motorsport Division to become the official provider of tyre services for two Pirelli-backed motorsport championships in the UK from 2016.
Bridgestone has handed responsibility for its consumer segment public relations and the organisation of related events in the German, Austrian and Swiss markets to Hamburg-based company P.U.N.K.T PR. The firm has previously worked with the tyre maker and will now deal with both the Bridgestone and Firestone brands.
Dunlop riders claimed wins and podiums across the board at the FIM Motocross World Championship Czech Republic grand prix, with Italy’s Kiara Fontanesi claiming the Women’s title on her Yamaha. Dunlop’s Geomax MX32 medium terrain tyres helped the Dunlop riders with five finishing in the MXGP top-ten.
Vipal representatives gave a presentation on reusing raw materials, especially considering the technology used by the company in this respect during the recent International Rubber Conference 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany.
Toyo tyres have been selected for two models Toyota is releasing in North America under the Scion vehicle brand name. The Mazda 2-based 2016 Scion iA will be fitted with a 16-inch version of the Toyo Proxes A27 tyre, while the Toyota Auris-based Scion iM will ride on 17-inch Toyo Proxes 4 Plus B all-season tyres.
Bridgestone Europe reports the departure of the managing director of its First Stop business in the German-speaking ‘DACH’ markets and Eastern Europe, Dr. Urban Uttenweiler. According to a statement released by Bridgestone, Uttenweiler has “decided to take on a new role outside the Bridgestone organisation.”