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Pirelli: Soft tyres an “aggressive choice” for Belgian GP

Pirelli: Soft tyres an “aggressive choice” for Belgian GP

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 | 0 Comments

The Belgian Grand Prix gets under way in two days’ time, and Pirelli will bring its P Zero Purple ultrasoft tyres for the first time to Spa-Francorchamps, together with the P Zero Red supersoft and P Zero Yellow soft. This is the sixth time this year that the three softest tyres in the Pirelli Formula One range have been selected – Pirelli says their use in Belgium represents “a more aggressive choice.” And as the weekend’s forecast includes rain, there’s a good chance we’ll also see the Cinturato Green intermediate or Cinturato Blue full wet at some point during proceedings.

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Dunlop previews Moto2, Moto3 Silverstone weekend

Dunlop previews Moto2, Moto3 Silverstone weekend

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships head to Silverstone, Northamptonshire for round 12, which takes place over the weekend of 26 and 27 August. Tyre supplier Dunlop states that the cooler and normally windy conditions at Silverstone have prompted the use of the harder rear tyre options across both championships, while the single option Moto2-2 front, with its operating window of around 10-35 degrees ambient, is designed to cover all outcomes.

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Avon back on Isle of Man for Festival of Motorcycling

Avon back on Isle of Man for Festival of Motorcycling

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres is making another trip across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man for the late-summer leg of its motorcycling celebrations – the Festival of Motorcycling. The tyre brand, which has a strong historical link with racing on the island, plays a major role in both parts of the festival – the Classic TT races and the Manx Grand Prix.

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Providing inspiration through motorsport: Giti Tire partners with Team BRIT

Providing inspiration through motorsport: Giti Tire partners with Team BRIT

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Last year, Giti Tire debuted as sponsor and tyre supplier to the Fun Cup UK, and the tyre maker says it is proud to return for a second year in 2017. In addition to sponsoring the Fun Cup series, this year Giti Tire is also partnering with Team BRIT, a charity set up to inspire veterans with disabilities, PTSD, and mental health issues by demonstrating what can be achieved through motorsports.

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New tread compound boosts Metzeler Racetec RR Slick ‘K2’ performance

New tread compound boosts Metzeler Racetec RR Slick ‘K2’ performance

Monday 14th August 2017 | 0 Comments

An addition to the Metzeler portfolio last year, the Racetec RR Slick is available in soft K1 and medium hard K2 compounds. The grip, handling and ride precision offered by the K2 version, as well as its durability, has now been improved thanks to an entirely new tread compound that Metzeler has developed for this tyre. Ever since the second half of last year, the brand’s own test riders, as well as professional racers and ambitious amateurs, have been active on European race tracks in order to ascertain the best possible compound option.

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Roadlink sponsors truck racing team

Roadlink sponsors truck racing team

Friday 11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Roadlink International is sponsoring TeamPower Truck Racing, including Steve Powell and Andrew Fulcher, in Division Two of the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC).

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Lucas di Grassi takes Formula E title

Lucas di Grassi takes Formula E title

Friday 4th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport’s Lucas di Grassi is the new Formula E Champion after securing a comfortable points’ finish in the season finale at the Hydro-Quebec Montreal ePrix.

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Another Bridgestone podium at Suzuka 8 Hours

Another Bridgestone podium at Suzuka 8 Hours

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone says it “swept the podium” at the 40th Coca-Cola Zero Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race. In addition to dominating the podium for the sixth consecutive occasion, each of the first ten racers across the line competed on Bridgestone tyres.

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Giti Tire extends evo track day partnership, focus on GT Radial SportActive

Giti Tire extends evo track day partnership, focus on GT Radial SportActive

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has extended its track day partnership with leading performance car publication evo into 2017. The tyre manufacturer will focus particularly on the promotion of the GT Radial SportActive, targeting all event attendees and evo magazine readers. Throughout the year five track evenings will take place, with three at Rockingham Motor Speedway in May, August and September and two at Bedford Autodrome in July and September.

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British GP: Raikkonen incident caused by external damage, not “tyre issues”

Thursday 27th July 2017 | 0 Comments

An analysis of the tyre that caused problems for Kimi Raikkonen in the British Grand Prix has found “no issues connected with the tyre itself nor with its use,” shares Pirelli. A close inspection of the soft compound tyre fitted to the front left wheel of Raikkonen’s Ferrari revealed specific damage in two places at the edge of the belt close to the internal shoulder area, however no damage was found in any other area of the tyre, and no signs of fatigue were evident in the belt and structure.

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Trico sponsors leading team at Brands Hatch

Trico sponsors leading team at Brands Hatch

Wednesday 26th July 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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

Tuesday 18th July 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Double ‘Dunlop win’ at Nürburgring 6h

Double ‘Dunlop win’ at Nürburgring 6h

Monday 17th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The latest round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) has delivered Dunlop more good news. After a successful Le Mans 24h race, the racing teams who selected Dunlop tyres enjoyed success in the latest WEC round, the Nürburgring 6h.

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British GP tyre problems unrelated, believes Pirelli

British GP tyre problems unrelated, believes Pirelli

Monday 17th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli Tyre is looking at the issues that Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen experienced with their front-left tyres during yesterday’s British Grand Prix race, however the tyre maker believes the two tyre failures are unrelated.

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Tockwith Motorsports returns to FIA World Endurance action at the Nürburgring

Tockwith Motorsports returns to FIA World Endurance action at the Nürburgring

Friday 14th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Tockwith Motorsports heads into this weekend’s (July 14-16) fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (held on the Nürburgring’s grand prix circuit), keen to build on the valuable lessons it learned during a successful debut Le Mans 24 Hours where the team finished ninth in the LMP2 category.

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