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Falken to reveal race car, electric vehicle tyre at Geneva Motor Show

Falken to reveal race car, electric vehicle tyre at Geneva Motor Show

Monday 20th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Falken will show its most energy-efficient tyre to date for electric and hybrid vehicles and launch its 2017 race car when the Sumitomo brand exhibits for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show on 7-19 March 2017 (Hall 6, Booth 6238, Palexpo).

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Fast Parts Wales to donate £30,000 for 30th anniversary

Fast Parts Wales to donate £30,000 for 30th anniversary

Monday 20th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Fast Parts Wales, a leading automotive motor factor in Wales, has revealed its plans to raise more than £30,000 through its Fast Parts Grand Rainbow Tour for Welsh children’s hospice, Ty Hafan, as part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations. Taking place on from Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May 2017, all are welcome to participate in the family-orientated event and will have a budget of £300 to purchase a car and paint it in rainbow colours, being as creative as possible.

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MXGP riders, teams competing on Dunlop reaches new high

MXGP riders, teams competing on Dunlop reaches new high

Thursday 16th February 2017 | 0 Comments

With the FIM Motocross World Championship (MXGP) season starting in Qatar in less than two weeks, more teams and riders than ever are committed to competing on Dunlop rubber. The tyre maker shares that a total of 23 MXGP, MX2 and WMX riders will use its products during the 2017 season, including five teams in the top category, seven in MX2 and one in the women’s WMX class. The 23 contenders are racing with Kawasaki, Yamaha, KTM, Husqvana and Honda machines.

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Heritage & high-tech: Pirelli celebrates 110th motorsport anniversary

Heritage & high-tech: Pirelli celebrates 110th motorsport anniversary

Wednesday 15th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has celebrated 110 years of motorsport activity. At events held this week in Turin, Italy, the tyre maker celebrated its long competitive heritage at Turin’s National Automobile Museum and also opened the doors to the plant where its most advanced products are manufactured.

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Partnership contract makes Dunlop an official MXGP tyre

Partnership contract makes Dunlop an official MXGP tyre

Tuesday 14th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Dunlop has announced an increased commitment to the FIM MXGP World Championship by signing a new three-year partnership agreement to be an Official Tyre Supplier to the series.

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Dmack launches new studded winter tyre for WRC challenge on Rally Sweden

Dmack launches new studded winter tyre for WRC challenge on Rally Sweden

Monday 13th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Dmack has launched its latest tyre for the FIA World Rally Championship on the second round of the 2017 series, Rally Sweden. The new studded winter tyre delivered competitive times on one of the most specialist events for tyre manufacturers. The Carlisle-based brand said the tyre has built on “both success and technical information gathered from previous seasons” in producing the DMG-ICE2 tyre. The Dmack crew of Welshman Elfyn Evans and co-driver Daniel Barritt finished sixth, equalling their best finish in Sweden.

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Zenises, Z Tyre and Westlake star in Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘The Grand Tour’ finale

Zenises, Z Tyre and Westlake star in Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘The Grand Tour’ finale

Wednesday 8th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Zenises’ diamond and gold embellished world’s most expensive tyre has been featured on Jeremy Clarkson’s Amazon Prime vehicle, The Grand Tour. Launching the final show in the series from Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, Clarkson introduced the Guinness World Record-holding Z Tyre to the studio audience. The show concluded with co-host Richard Hammond drifting alongside the lead driver of Acorn Zenises Motorsport, Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni.

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Bridgestone supplying tyres to two FIM EWC teams

Bridgestone supplying tyres to two FIM EWC teams

Wednesday 8th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Corporation reports it is supplying its Racing Battlax tyres to two teams participating in the current FIM Endurance World Championship season. Both the YART Yamaha Official EWC Team and the F.C.C. TSR Honda team will race on the Bridgestone tyres for the next round of the FIM EWC, the 24 Heures Moto at Le Mans on 15 April 2017.

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Pirelli returns to Bathurst 12 Hours – as exclusive tyre supplier

Pirelli returns to Bathurst 12 Hours – as exclusive tyre supplier

Friday 3rd February 2017 | 0 Comments

A star-studded driver line-up and some of the world’s leading supercar manufacturers will race exclusively on Pirelli tyres at the Bathurst 12 Hours in Australia this weekend. This year’s race marks the first in a three-year agreement for Pirelli to supply all competitors. Last year’s open competition was by McLaren – shod by Pirelli – and the tyre maker also claimed the top four places on the grid and recorded a new GT3 lap record.

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Dakar, Africa Eco experience a boon to Continental’s tyre development

Dakar, Africa Eco experience a boon to Continental’s tyre development

Friday 3rd February 2017 | 0 Comments

Last month the KAMAZ-Master rally team not only secured a one-two win in the truck category at the Dakar Rally 2017, it was also victorious in the truck section of the Africa Eco Race. Tyre maker Continental states that these two rallies “marked the beginning of a product cooperation” between it and the Russian KAMAZ-Master team. As part of this cooperation, Continental tyres were fitted on the KAMAZ-Master race trucks and all support trucks.

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Davanti becomes official tyre supplier to MX5 Cup

Davanti becomes official tyre supplier to MX5 Cup

Tuesday 31st January 2017 | 0 Comments

Davanti Tyres has become the official tyre sponsor of the 5Club Racing MX5 Cup for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The series is described as a favourite among a growing number of car enthusiasts. Davanti will supply its DX390, while cars will carry Davanti branding as part of the agreement.

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Autosport 2017: Where the motorsport industry and tyre trade meet

Autosport 2017: Where the motorsport industry and tyre trade meet

Monday 30th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Tyre firms present included Pirelli, Yokohama, Toyo, Landsail, MRF and Davanti In addition, the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) welcomed Mark Garnier MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Department of International Trade (DIT), to the annual global motorsport showcase at the show. Garnier, who is also MP for Wyre Forest, leads on high value export […]

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Pirelli celebrates 110 years in motorsport

Pirelli celebrates 110 years in motorsport

Monday 30th January 2017 | 0 Comments

This year Pirelli is celebrating 110 years in motorsport and to highlight its forthcoming activities during the season, as well as celebrating the achievements of last year’s champions, the Italian tyre company once again had a significant presence at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.

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MRF Tyres to supply Australian Rally Championship

Monday 30th January 2017 | 0 Comments

MRF Tyres has been named the official tire supplier for the CAMS Australian Rally Championship (ARC), Australia’s national rally championship series.

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Bridgestone signs further BSMA motocross riders

Bridgestone signs further BSMA motocross riders

Thursday 26th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Nine talented young motocross riders have been praised for their natural biking ability by Bridgestone, which is backing their quests for silverware with a season’s supply of tyres. This year the tyre maker is expanding its portfolio of sponsored stars with three further riders: Nadiya Jones, Ray Rowson and, making a return, Jack Timms join Morgan Evans, Rob Yates, James Hanscomb, Harry Linton, Josh Waterman and Charlie Chater. All will compete on Bridgestone Battlecross products.

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