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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.