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Avon marks diamond anniversary of first 100mph TT lap

Avon marks diamond anniversary of first 100mph TT lap

Wednesday 24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres’ motorsport team will mark the 60th anniversary of the first ever 100mph lap at this year’s Isle of Man TT (27 May-9 June). Set on Avon tyres, the record-breaking lap was ridden by legendary Scottish rider Bob McIntyre on a four-cylinder Gilera, running on Avon's Speedmaster GP race tyres.

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First Stop appoints Bentley as retail business consultant

First Stop appoints Bentley as retail business consultant

Wednesday 24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

First Stop has appointed Nic Bentley as its new retail business consultant. Bentley promises the national network will back “entrepreneurial” independent garages. He arrives in the role having gained an understanding of First Stop through his time as a key account manager at Euro Car Parts, where he built up a partnership between the two companies. Bentley has more than 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry, following additional roles with Unipart and also Castrol.

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Pirelli, Yamaha support Alex Gramigni track riding courses

Pirelli, Yamaha support Alex Gramigni track riding courses

Wednesday 24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Bookings have opened for former world superbike champion Alex Gramigni’s 2017 Old School Racing events, supported by Pirelli and Yamaha. The exclusive track riding school offers six dates at Mugello in Italy, using Yamaha YZF-R1M machines fitted with Pirelli Diablo Superbike SC3 slick tyres.

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Delphi launches ECE R90 certified brake discs

Delphi launches ECE R90 certified brake discs

Wednesday 24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

While Delphi states that its brake discs have been fully compliant with R90 quality standards for many years, its discs for new vehicles launched after 1 November 2016 will now be R90 homologated and certified. The recently introduced R90 legislation only applies to discs or drums for vehicles launched after 1 November 2016. Delphi is also securing R90 certification for discs fitted to older vehicle applications.

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Dunlop brings ‘reworked’ tyre package to Nürburgring for 24 Hour race

Dunlop brings ‘reworked’ tyre package to Nürburgring for 24 Hour race

Wednesday 24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

More than 160 teams will take part in the Nürburgring 24-hour race on the weekend of 27-28 May, many of which will be supplied with Dunlop’s latest tyres. The manufacturer explains how it has re-worked its 4,000 strong offering for the event to equip manufacturer and privateer teams.

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All UK ambulance services fit Michelin tyres as ‘1st choice’

All UK ambulance services fit Michelin tyres as ‘1st choice’

Wednesday 24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Each of the UK’s public sector ambulance services fits Michelin tyres on a first-choice policy. The 10 services in England have signed a first-choice policy, alongside those of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, each agreed under the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Supply and Fit Tyres framework. Michelin states that its products provide “long lasting performance and maximum safety,” while “helping to deliver better value for the taxpayer.”

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Magna appoints Nora Zhou general manager, Magna Tyres Singapore PTE

Magna appoints Nora Zhou general manager, Magna Tyres Singapore PTE

Wednesday 24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres Group has appointed Nora Zhou as general manager of the new Magna Tyres Singapore office. Zhou has almost 30 years of experience within the tyre industry. Magna states that her “profound knowledge of international business, general management and specialisation in OTR (mining) tyres” make her “the perfect person to lead the Magna Tyres’ expansion in the South East Asian Tyre market.”

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Michelin to launch tyre pressure management system at Automechanika

Michelin to launch tyre pressure management system at Automechanika

Wednesday 24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin will unveil its wireless tyre pressure management system at Automechanika Birmingham 6-8 June. The accessory will be distributed by Fit2Go, and is designed to be user-friendly; it can be installed in under three minutes.

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Yokohama-sponsored Chelsea look forward to FA Cup, Far East tour

Yokohama-sponsored Chelsea look forward to FA Cup, Far East tour

Wednesday 24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the team’s 5-1 win in the top versus bottom clash against Sunderland, Chelsea FC lifted the Premier League trophy in front of a packed crowd of 42,000 at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea also became the first club to secure 30 top-flight victories in a 38-game season, giving them their fifth Premier League title, the first since Yokohama tyres became their official shirt partner in 2015.

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NAMA AGM auction for BEN is a record breaker

NAMA AGM auction for BEN is a record breaker

Wednesday 24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) held its annual AGM on 20 May in Belfast. A charity auction in aid of automotive industry charity BEN took place following the AGM, raising a record-breaking £17,450.

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Kenda presenting three products, marketing campaign at Autopromotec

Kenda presenting three products, marketing campaign at Autopromotec

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Kenda is presenting three “strong quality products”, specifically developed for the European market at Autopromotec: the Emera A1, the Komendo Winter and Wintergen 2. For Kenda, who were also at the 2015 Show, this will be the second appearance at the Autopromotec. After the successful implementation of the "Focus on Europe" strategy, Kenda has launched the Emera A1, an ultra-high performance tyre which does not have to fear any comparisons with the established competition. Independent tests from the Finnish organization Test World have demonstrated the tyre’s handling characteristics. With a total score of 8.3 it achieved a place in the upper midfield.

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Z Tyre to launch B2C website in Germany

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Z Tyre has announced plans to offer its complete range of tyres direct to German motorists via a B2C website developed in Kaiserslautern. The announcement follows the launch of Z’s ‘flat rate’ dealer programme in the market. The brand said social media feedback and further demand for the Z tyre range from all regions has led to the new on-line initiative. It aims to cover the whole market with rapid supply and a reliable fitting network.

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AALG outlines post-Brexit lobbying position

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Automotive Aftermarket Liaison Group (AALG) presented its new lobbying position on European issues that affect the aftermarket in a post-Brexit Britain at a press launch today (Tuesday 23 May) at Silverstone race track.

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Ricardo exhibits real-world driving emissions testing at Air Quality show

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Ricardo will demonstrate its new real-world driving emissions measurement service, and discuss the first results from its road side vehicle monitoring research, at the Air Quality & Emissions Show (AQE), to be held at Telford, UK, on 24 and 25 May 2017.

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A1 Motor Stores Mota1 wiper blades available now

A1 Motor Stores Mota1 wiper blades available now

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

A1 Motor Stores Mota1 wiper blades are now available to order from A12U. The Mota1 wiping programme, supported by Trico, was officially launched at the A1 Trade Show and proved extremely popular with members, with many sales being made on the day. Trico see A1 Motor Stores as a crucial partner and are actively working to convert members from non-approved budget blades to the Mota1 programme.

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