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Trico sponsors leading team at Brands Hatch

Trico sponsors leading team at Brands Hatch

Trico will sponsor championship leading team Tockwith Motorsports’ (TMS) Ginetta G50 in the Britcar Endurance/Sprint Championship at Brands Hatch on 29 July. Britcar is an endurance and sprint sports car series, which takes place around the UK’s major race circuits. The 2017 season is made up of eight events during the year. Race distances comprise of a 50-minute sprint race and continues into a 2-hour endurance pursuit at Britain’s major race circuits.

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International News

A dozen of the biggest Chinese tyre manufacturers exhibiting at Tire+

A dozen of the biggest Chinese tyre manufacturers exhibiting at Tire+

In order to give an impression of the kind of clientele Tire+ is attracting, it worth looking a little closer at the show’s exhibitor list. With this in mind here are 12 of the biggest tyre manufacturers exhibiting at the events inaugural show:

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Career Tracks

Apollo Vredestein names three new cluster directors for Europe

Apollo Vredestein names three new cluster directors for Europe

A number of key changes are being made to Apollo Vredestein’s European sales organisation, and the tyre maker has named three new cluster directors who will each take responsibility for a group of countries within the Apollo Vredestein network. The directors will be directly responsible for the implementation and execution of the company’s sales and distribution strategy within each respective ‘cluster’ of national markets.

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Motorsport News

Nürburgring 6h: All-Michelin podium in LM GTE Pro

Nürburgring 6h: All-Michelin podium in LM GTE Pro

Dunlop is by no means the only tyre maker present in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), and following the weekend’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring race in Germany, Michelin reports that its partners were able to “benefit fully from the performance potential of their tyres” thanks to low track temperatures of between 19°C and 26°C.

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Retreading News

Marangoni signs Finland Ringtread partnership with Lujakumi Oy

Marangoni signs Finland Ringtread partnership with Lujakumi Oy

The Marangoni Ringtread system is entering “new territory” with the signing of Finnish retreader and Point S member Lujakumi Oy has signed up as a Marangoni partner. Based in Pori on the country’s west coast, Lujakumi Oy has been in the retreading business for more than 60 years, and look forward to the new partnership agreement.

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Comment

The ethics of tread depth

At the end of last year, during the Paris Motor Show, Michelin reaffirmed its position on tread depth. The leading French tyre manufacturer believes a tyre should perform well throughout its whole life. And seeing as the European legal tread depth limit is 1.6mm, this means all the way down to this particular tread depth. Taken in isolation, this is a strong argument that basically no-one would contradict. So why did we immediately receive strong feedback from companies and associations? What are the counter arguments? And what are the implications of adopting such a stance?

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‘IDEA’ honours for two Nexen tyres

‘IDEA’ honours for two Nexen tyres

Wednesday 26th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Further ‘silverware’ for Nexen Tire – two of the South Korean manufacturer’s products, the N’Fera AU7 and the Breathre concept tyre, have received International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).

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GT Radial moves from exclusive to multiple car tyre distribution in Germany

GT Radial moves from exclusive to multiple car tyre distribution in Germany

Wednesday 19th July 2017 | 0 Comments

An open relationship after 22 years of monogamy: German wholesaler Reifen Gundlach has lost exclusive distribution of the GT Radial passenger car tyre range in Germany. Although remaining a close bedfellow of brand owner Giti Tire, from the start of the coming winter season it will share this bed with three other wholesalers.

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Creditors, Doublestar Tire receive final offer for use of Kumho brand name

Wednesday 19th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Negotiations over the use of the Kumho brand name are drawing to a conclusion, with Park Sam-Koo and the board of Kumho Industrial Co. announcing their final offer following a meeting yesterday. This offer centres on the payment of 0.5 per cent of Kumho Tire’s sales in brand royalties for 12.5 years and a clause ensuring that Doublestar uses the Kumho name for the entire period.

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