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Le Mans 24 Hours: Dunlop reviews ‘race of the century’

Le Mans 24 Hours: Dunlop reviews ‘race of the century’

Tuesday 20th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Dunlop’s Le Mans 24 Hours 2017 is one to remember with records broken, overall race laps led, and overall podiums in addition to the more typical class wins and podiums, in a race with high temperatures testing cars and drivers. Track temperatures exceeded 50 degrees towards the end of Sunday’s race in France’s Sarthe region.

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Kumho tyre supplier to InMotion IM/e

Kumho tyre supplier to InMotion IM/e

Friday 16th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Dutch student race team InMotion has set itself the goal of competing in one of the world’s most prestigious sport events: The 24 Hours of Le Mans. On its way to achieving this ultimate goal, it also intends to break the all-time record on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife. InMotion is currently operating a test platform, the IM/e, which is testing systems for the hybrid race car that will one day take on these challenges, the 400+ km/h IM01. Kumho Tire has been appointed tyre supplier to the IM/e.

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TerraClean network unites to bring Deegan back to Clio Cup

TerraClean network unites to bring Deegan back to Clio Cup

Thursday 15th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The TerraClean network of service centres have come to the aid of Renault Clio Cup racing driver Shayne Deegan of SDR Motorsport, after he suffered a major crash in the series at Donington recently. The side-impact crash resulted in his car being ruled out for the rest of the season – but the engine de-carbonising brand TerraClean has stepped up and got behind the driver, sponsoring him and helping to arrange a new car for the remainder of the series.

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Dunlop’s Le Mans challenge with new GT tyre regulations

Dunlop’s Le Mans challenge with new GT tyre regulations

Thursday 15th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Last year, Dunlop returned to GT racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), taking the Teams’ and Drivers’ titles, five wins and nine podium finishes with Aston Martin Racing. The experience the tyre maker gained, however, is of limited help, as a complete change in tyre regulations was introduced for the 2017 season. These changes place fresh demands upon the tyres used and bring different criteria for Dunlop’s tyre designers and engineers to focus on.

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Video: Vincent van Goor explains Dunlop LMP2 tyre development for Le Mans

Video: Vincent van Goor explains Dunlop LMP2 tyre development for Le Mans

Tuesday 13th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Dunlop has released a new video with senior engineer, racing car tyre development, Vincent van Goor explaining its tyre development ahead of this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. A record number of LMP2 cars will compete on the manufacturer’s rubber – 22 of the 25 entrants. All of the cars are racing on the La Sarthe track for the first time courtesy of new regulations for 2017. The race starts at 15:00 CEST on Saturday 17 June.

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ATS Wheels confirmed as official wheel supplier for 2017 DTM season

ATS Wheels confirmed as official wheel supplier for 2017 DTM season

Friday 9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Alloy brand ATS Wheels, distributed in the UK by Wolfrace Wheels, has been confirmed as the official wheel supplier for the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM). ATS hardware will be found under the arches of the cars of all three OEMs competing in the series; Mercedes, Audi and BMW. ATS will supply 12x18in (front) and 13x18in (back) aluminium forged wheels, produced using a special alloy selected for its extreme strength and lightweight.

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Pirelli renews Le Mans Village On The Curves sponsorship

Pirelli renews Le Mans Village On The Curves sponsorship

Friday 9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has renewed its sponsorship of the Village on the Curves at Le Mans for 2017, as part of the Italian tyre company’s relationship with Porsche Club GB. The Village on the Curve is a camping village located on the Porsche Curves at the French circuit. Porsche owners flock to the village to enjoy the views of the track and community atmosphere.

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Dörr Motorsport and Giti Tire achieve unexpected 2nd in class at Nürburgring 24h

Dörr Motorsport and Giti Tire achieve unexpected 2nd in class at Nürburgring 24h

Friday 9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire participated in the 45th ADAC Zurich 24h Race at the Nürburgring partnership with Team Dörr, one of Germany’s most experienced motorsport companies, finishing second in the SP8 class and 40th overall. Its fastest lap time was 09:11.087 minutes. The team’s Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo gained pole position in its class after qualifying but had its winning chances snatched away with a broken drive shaft with two hours remaining. The relationship with Team Dörr dates back to January 2017.

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McCloskey and Elliott are Severn Valley stars

McCloskey and Elliott are Severn Valley stars

Thursday 8th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Connor McCloskey claimed outright victory on Pirelli tyres at the Severn Valley Stages, round three of the Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship. Co-driven by John Rowan, McCloskey led throughout in his Ford Fiesta WRC, winning by 45 seconds at the finish in Builth Wells. Charlie Payne finished second in another Pirelli-equipped Fiesta WRC.

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Pirelli tyres help stuntman Eastwood to hat trick of victories

Pirelli tyres help stuntman Eastwood to hat trick of victories

Thursday 8th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The F3 Cup round on the Silverstone National circuit featured a hat-trick of wins by Wade Eastwood. The Hollywood stuntman was making his first appearance of the season, and came from fourth on the grid to win the opening race, passing Robbie Watts for the lead.

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Moog expands NASCAR partnership into European series

Moog expands NASCAR partnership into European series

Wednesday 7th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Federal-Mogul Motorparts has announced an agreement between its Moog brand and NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. The company will provide all competition cars with steering and suspension components. the new agreement complements its long-standing NASCAR partnership, which has stood since 1966.

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Motul strengthens McLaren GT relationship

Motul strengthens McLaren GT relationship

Wednesday 7th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Motul and McLaren GT have followed up a successful association with McLaren GT customer race team Garage 59 in 2016, with a newly announced partnership making Motul the approved lubricant supplier of McLaren GT and its customer teams.

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Pirelli equips British GT field for season’s longest race at Silverstone

Pirelli equips British GT field for season’s longest race at Silverstone

Wednesday 7th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli will supply the tyres for the British GT Championship’s blue-riband event: the Silverstone 500. With a single three-hour endurance race, this round features 50 per cent more racing than any other event and unique strategic opportunities for the teams, all of whom race on Pirelli P Zero tyres.

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Hankook gains first BMW Motorsport customer tyre supply with M4 GT4

Hankook gains first BMW Motorsport customer tyre supply with M4 GT4

Tuesday 6th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The new BMW M4 GT4 made its competitive debut in the ADAC Zurich 24-hour race at the Nürburgring late last month, running on Hankook Ventus Race tyres, and Hankook Tire has now begun supplying this tyre as original equipment for cars sold to customer racing teams around the world. BMW Motorsport has selected the Ventus Race in size 300/660 R18, on 11x18-inch rims, for the 431 hp, straight-six M4 GT4.

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Cooper Tire 4×4 ambassador Foj honoured with Dakar Legend status – video

Cooper Tire 4×4 ambassador Foj honoured with Dakar Legend status – video

Monday 5th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire 4x4 ambassador and 27-time Dakar Rally entrant, Xavi Foj, has become one of only six competitors to be honoured with Dakar Legend status. During his Dakar Rally career, Foj has secured two victories, nine podium finishes and has an impressive run of 13 consecutive finishes to his name. To mark the occasion the tyre manufacturer has produced a film celebrating Foj’s career in motorsport, which you can see on Tyrepress.com.

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