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Pirelli’s season of success on British shores

Pirelli’s season of success on British shores

Wednesday 13th December 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2017, Pirelli supported a wide range of different racing and rallying competition in Britain, including GT racing, F3 and rallying.

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Rally success a highlight of Kumho’s motorsport year

Rally success a highlight of Kumho’s motorsport year

Monday 11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

A great deal of serious rallying takes place in Ireland, continually reminding us of the wealth of natural driving talent that exists on the island from which Paddy Hopkirk MBE emerged all those years ago. The conditions are often wet and slippery, and Kumho Tyres says this is a medium in which its competition tyres have frequently proved themselves the cream of the crop, adding that they often did once again in 2017.

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Deane & Co. – Motorsport success for Falken in 2017

Deane & Co. – Motorsport success for Falken in 2017

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

This year has been a strong one for Falken Tyre on the motorsport front. It has racked up a plethora of titles from its motorsport activities and also secured a first victory in the VLN Endurance Championship as well as a top-ten finish at the notoriously challenging Nürburgring 24-hour race.

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Pirelli-supported Autosport Awards celebrate 2017 winners

Pirelli-supported Autosport Awards celebrate 2017 winners

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The Autosport Awards, sponsored by Pirelli, took place in London on Sunday to celebrate achievements across motorsport in 2017. In addition to its event sponsorship, the tyre maker sponsored a number of the awards. Four-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton was named International Racing Driver of the Year and British Competition Driver of the Year, while his Mercedes team won the Racing Car of the Year award for the fourth year in a row.

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38,788 tyres and 120kg of parmesan cheese – Pirelli’s year in F1

38,788 tyres and 120kg of parmesan cheese – Pirelli’s year in F1

Wednesday 6th December 2017 | 0 Comments

This year’s Formula 1 season ended with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix late last month and preparations are already under way for 2018. Looking back over its year as exclusive tyre supplier to the championship, Pirelli has presented statistics from its 2017 season.

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More overtaking and intelligent tyrecraft – Hankook’s DTM slick for 2017

More overtaking and intelligent tyrecraft – Hankook’s DTM slick for 2017

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The conclusion of this year’s DTM season left fingernails bitten down to the quick. With no less than six potential candidates in the running to claim the touring car series, the question as to who’d finish on top of the drivers’ championship table stayed open right until the chequered flag waved the end of play at the Hockenheimring circuit. In the end, honours went to Audi works driver René Rast, whose second-placed finish on the day pushed his season tally to 179 points, three points ahead of incumbent championship leader and fellow Audi pilot Mattias Ekström and six ahead of British driver Jamie Green, whose hopes of a championship win were dealt a stinging blow the previous day through a ten-place grid penalty for the final race.

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F1 technology transfer insufficient, says Michelin

F1 technology transfer insufficient, says Michelin

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The level of race to road technology transfer in Formula 1 is insufficient to pique Michelin’s interest in returning to the series as tyre supplier. This is the comment from Pascal Couasnon despite the tyre maker’s renewed interest several years ago.

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Pirelli returning to WRC in 2018

Pirelli returning to WRC in 2018

Monday 4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Following a year off in 2017, Pirelli will return to the World Rally Championship from next year. The tyre maker has already homologated new products for the latest generation of WRC car as well as the feeder WRC2 category. In addition, from next year Pirelli also commences exclusive tyre supply for the Junior World Rally Championship, a series dedicated to drivers born later than 1 January 1989 and contested using identical R2-class Ford Fiestas. The winner will become the owner of a brand-new Fiesta R5 together with a tyre, fuel and free rally entries package towards the 2019 WRC2 season.

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Michelin renews Formula E partnership, working on all-new tyre

Michelin renews Formula E partnership, working on all-new tyre

Friday 1st December 2017 | 0 Comments

Three seasons of exclusive tyre supply to the FIA Formula E Championship are already under Michelin’s belt and a fourth begins tomorrow. We can look forward to at least four more years of Michelin supply to the electric race series as well; the tyre maker and the FIA have announced an extension of the supply agreement up to the end of the 2020/21 season. Furthermore, while the Pilot Sport EV2 tyre launched at the start of season three returns for 2017/18, the French manufacturer confirms it is already working on tyres for the new-look next generation car, which will make its debut a year from now in season five.

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Teams try out 2018 Pirelli F1 range

Teams try out 2018 Pirelli F1 range

Thursday 30th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Testing of Pirelli’s 2018 Formula 1 tyres took place at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit over a two-day period this week, and following the conclusion of proceedings the tyre maker is proud to report that four-time and current champion Lewis Hamilton has declared the new PZero Pink hypersoft tyre the “best tyre Pirelli has ever made.”

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Yokohama celebrates top flight & grassroots motorsport success in 2017

Yokohama celebrates top flight & grassroots motorsport success in 2017

Thursday 30th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Although no specific motorsport activity formed part of the tyre maker’s 100-year celebration at a global level, the centenary year of 2017 proved an incredibly exciting and successful one for Yokohama on race and rally track, with numerous event and championship victories swelling the silverware cabinet.

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Dunlop extends Moto2, Moto3 brand and technical partnerships

Dunlop extends Moto2, Moto3 brand and technical partnerships

Wednesday 29th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Since the Moto2 category of the F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship was launched in 2010, it has known only one tyre supplier. The same applies to the Moto3 class, which began in 2012 – both have run solely on Dunlop tyres since their inauguration. This status as official tyre supplier for both classes – which form an integral part of MotoGP race weekends – has now been extended to cover the 2018 to 2020 seasons. In addition to remaining as tyre supplier, Dunlop will also continue to promote its #ForeverForward Award.

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Hypersoft and Superhard options joining Pirelli’s F1 range in 2018

Hypersoft and Superhard options joining Pirelli’s F1 range in 2018

Tuesday 28th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Changes such as those seen this year won’t be a hallmark of the Formula 1 tyre range Pirelli offers teams in 2018, however the tyre maker says this doesn’t mean it hasn’t been busy. In line with its aim of ensuring an average of two pit stops at most races, two extra compounds and sidewall colours will join the Pirelli Formula 1 tyre range in 2018. The line-up previewed by the tyre maker at last weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix also includes fresh constructions, compounds and working ranges.

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Kawasaki extends Dunlop MXGP technical partnership

Kawasaki extends Dunlop MXGP technical partnership

Monday 27th November 2017 | 0 Comments

At the start of the 2012 FIM World Motocross Grand Prix (MXGP) Championship, Dunlop began working with Kawasaki Racing Team, developing its Geomax range of tyres around the needs of the team’s top-level riders. Now, 11 MXGP wins later, the relationship continues with the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team’s signing of an extended Technical Partnership with Dunlop for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 MXGP seasons.

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Goodyear and NASCAR Extend Historic Relationship

Thursday 23rd November 2017 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has renewed its support of NASCAR with a multi-year sponsorship agreement that ensures Goodyear is the exclusive tyre of NASCAR's top three national series. The newly signed agreement continues Goodyear's designation as the "Official Tyre of NASCAR" and extends an uninterrupted relationship that started in 1954. Goodyear and NASCAR's six decade-long relationship is one of the longest-running sponsor programs in any major sport.

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