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Heroes never run out of energy: Mutlu launches Justice League marketing campaign

Heroes never run out of energy: Mutlu launches Justice League marketing campaign

Thursday 12th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Turkish battery manufacturer Mutlu Battery has called upon the services of an unlikely team to promote its range. Thanks to a partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, the DC Justice League Super Heroes have been tasked with representing Mutlu as part of a new marketing campaign.

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Yokohama supplying Macau Grand Prix again

Yokohama supplying Macau Grand Prix again

Thursday 5th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. is once again supplying specialist racing tyres to the Macau Grand Prix. The 64th Macau Grand Prix to be held in Macau (China) 16-19 November 2017. Yokohama Rubber supplied tyres for this event for 33 straight years until 2015. This year marks the 34th time the Company will support the Macau Grand Prix. Yokohama tyres will be the control tyre for the event’s main race, the FIA F3 World Cup, and for the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) race. In addition, they will be the tyre of choice for many cars competing in the event’s support races.

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Softer Pirelli P Zero F1 tyre line-up for the Japanese grand prix at Suzuka

Softer Pirelli P Zero F1 tyre line-up for the Japanese grand prix at Suzuka

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has continued its late-season trend of introducing softer Formula One compounds than in 2016 with its selection for the Japanese grand prix at Suzuka. Mario Isola, head of car racing, says that “this is particularly pertinent” at Suzuka, “as it’s one of the most challenging tracks for tyres of the entire year, with a very big emphasis on lateral loads that can cause thermal degradation if the tyres are not properly managed.

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Yokohama-backed Ed Fossey takes 1400 BTRDA rally championship title

Yokohama-backed Ed Fossey takes 1400 BTRDA rally championship title

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Former recipient of the Yokohama Next Big Step award Ed Fossey has secured his maiden championship in his first full year of rallying. Fossey won the 1400 BTRDA rally championship title at the Trackrod Stages rally in Yorkshire on Saturday, 30 September. After taking several class podiums already this season, Fossey and his co-driver Chris Shapre-Simkiss knew that a class victory in their Yokohama-shod Toyota Yaris would be enough to clinch the 2017 title.

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Dunlop to tackle Far, Middle East challenges in last 18 hours of 2017 World Endurance

Dunlop to tackle Far, Middle East challenges in last 18 hours of 2017 World Endurance

Monday 2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Dunlop is preparing for the final three World Endurance Championship events of 2017, with 6 Hour races in Fuji, Shanghai, and Bahrain. In LMP2, the teams will have the medium and medium-plus options for the remaining three rounds. Although the class is open in terms of tyre competition, all teams have chosen to compete on Dunlop tyres. Tyre choice in the GTE class will vary across the three available compounds depending on manufacturer and track. This is the first year with the GTE Pro class tyre restrictions in place which necessitates double stinting, and combined with the extreme conditions of the final three tracks, will make set-ups particularly critical.

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Grasser Lamborghini wins Pirelli supported Blancpain GT titles after Mercedes win

Grasser Lamborghini wins Pirelli supported Blancpain GT titles after Mercedes win

Monday 2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

The GRT Grasser Racing Team claimed Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and overall titles with a third-place finish in the final race at Barcelona with its Lamborghini Huracan GT3. The result gave Grasser’s Mirko Bortolotti, Christian Engelhart and Andrea Caldarelli the drivers’ Endurance title, while Bortolotti and Engelhart became the overall Blancpain GT Series drivers’ champions, which also considers results in the Sprint Cup.

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Alternative tyre strategy helps Vettel to 4th at Malaysian grand prix

Alternative tyre strategy helps Vettel to 4th at Malaysian grand prix

Monday 2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

While all the frontrunners at the final Malaysian Grand Prix used a similar single-stop tyre strategy, changing from Pirelli P Zero Red supersoft to Yellow soft tyres, Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari reversed the order to support his bid for points from the back of the grid. The German chose to start the race on the soft tyres to try and gain track position, switching to the faster supersoft tyres on the same lap that Red Bull’s Max Verstappen pitted from the lead to change from supersoft to soft. Verstappen won the race from the second row of the grid.

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New WRC gravel tyre heralds ‘new era’ for Dmack

New WRC gravel tyre heralds ‘new era’ for Dmack

Friday 29th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Dmack has unveiled its first new gravel tread pattern for WRC cars in the FIA World Rally Championship in five years. The DMG+2 has been used since 2012, helping it into the lead in five WRC events and to win 47 gravel stages. It makes way for the new DMG+22 at Rally RACC - Rally de España, where Dmack tyres won their first WRC stage in 2012. The new DMG+22 tyre features the same tread pattern which has been used successfully in WRC 2 and WRC 3 this season. Dmack states the tyre should be more suited to the final three events remaining this year.

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Dunlop’s global motorsport family unites to help Macmillan

Dunlop’s global motorsport family unites to help Macmillan

Friday 29th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The global Dunlop Motorsport organisation has taken part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – dubbed Dunlop’s Fastest Coffee Morning in recognition of the participation of sporting stars – to raise funds and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support, the brand’s corporate charity. The events taking place today (Friday 29 September) included contributions from Drivers and team members from the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series.

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Superbike World Championship extends Pirelli official tyre supplier contract to 2020

Superbike World Championship extends Pirelli official tyre supplier contract to 2020

Thursday 28th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli’s contract with promoter-organiser Doma and the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) to be the official tyre supplier to the Superbike World Championship for all classes has been extended by two years to cover the 2019 and 2020 seasons. The technical partnership between the Italian tyre manufacturer and the production bike based series, which started in 2004, is the longest running control tyre supply deal in international motorsport history. The previous contract was due to expire at the end of the 2018 season.

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Kristoffersson seals World RX title on Cooper tyres

Kristoffersson seals World RX title on Cooper tyres

Thursday 28th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Johan Kristoffersson has sealed the Cooper tyres supplied 2017 FIA World Rallycross championship with two rounds of the series still to go. The PSRX Volkswagen Sweden driver scored his fifth consecutive event win at the last round in Riga, Latvia to seal the title. The result was also the Volkswagen Polo GTi driver’s ninth podium finish in a row.

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Delphi supports ‘Best of Brakes’ promotion

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Service Delphi’s braking vans will both be out through September and October, aiming to visit 600 garages. The campaign will support of The Parts Alliance’s ‘Best of Brakes’ promotion, which is offering six spectacular holiday prizes. The vans remind customers how they can win 25,000 prizes just by buying Delphi brake pads, with a video hosted by three-time BTCC Champion Matt Neal.

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Banner Batteries advocate celebrates 40 years with transit wrap

Banner Batteries advocate celebrates 40 years with transit wrap

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

A long-term advocate of Banner’s automotive battery product range and Groupauto member, ECC Motor Factors of West Yorkshire, has recently celebrated its 40th trading anniversary. And having earlier this year added a new Ford Transit Courier to its delivery vehicle fleet, co-branded and featuring the striking and bold Banner livery, Banner was again on hand to share in ECC’s celebrations.

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Michelin extends fleet deal with MoD rally team

Michelin extends fleet deal with MoD rally team

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s fleet division has extended its relationship with the UK Armed Forces Rally Team (AFRT) – the Ministry of Defence’s only tri-service motorsport squad. The deal will see Michelin continue to supply Latitude Cross and XZL tyres for the team’s seven Land Rover Wolf rally vehicles until at least the end of the 2018 season.

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Dmack to supply new WRC gravel tyre at 2017 final trio

Dmack to supply new WRC gravel tyre at 2017 final trio

Thursday 21st September 2017 | 0 Comments

FIA World Rally Championship tyre manufacturer Dmack has launched a new gravel tyre, available to competitors at the final three rounds of the 2017 championship. Aimed specifically at WRC cars and competitors, the new DMG+22 gravel tyre will first see action at RACC Rally de Espana next month – equipping Elfyn Evans’ M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC. The brand hopes to build upon its success this season, having missed victory in Argentina by 0.7 seconds, and setting fastest times on five of the six gravel rallies this season.

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