Tag: GT

Audi seals 9th Blancpain GT series title on Pirelli tyres

Audi seals 9th Blancpain GT series title on Pirelli tyres

Monday 18th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Following a closely-fought one-hour race at the Nürburgring in Germany, Audi claimed both the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup drivers’ and team titles, as well as the race win. The overall Sprint Cup drivers’ title went to Stuart Leonard and Robin Frijns, who also won the race overall in the #17 Audi R8 LMS. However, it was another Audi of Belgian Audi Club Team WRT that clinched the overall Sprint Cup team title, with Marcel Fassler and Dries Vanthoor finishing the race 10th to secure the teams’ championship: adding up to a highly-successful weekend for the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer.

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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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Aston Martin Racing wins FIA WEC titles on Dunlop    

Aston Martin Racing wins FIA WEC titles on Dunlop    

Monday 21st November 2016 | 0 Comments

Aston Martin Racing has claimed two titles at the 6 Hours of Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season finale in its first season working with Dunlop. Nicki Thiim and Marco Sørensen won the FIA World Endurance Cup for GT Drivers, while the team was victorious in the FIA World Endurance Trophy for GTE Pro Teams.

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Pirelli made sole tyre supplier in new FIA GT World Cup

Pirelli made sole tyre supplier in new FIA GT World Cup

Tuesday 17th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Pirelli will supply the tyres to all five manufacturers aiming to become the first ever winner of the FIA GT World Cup. Taking place on 22 November next weekend through the streets of Macau, the inaugural FIA GT World Cup has attracted a 24-car line-up of GT3 machines. The showdown will take place with a 12-lap qualification race on Saturday November 21 and then the World Cup will be decided with an 18-lap (91.8-kilometre) race around the famous Guia Circuit in Macau the next day.

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Pirelli renews contracts in Italian Formula 4 and GT Championships for 2016-2017

Monday 2nd November 2015 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has renewed its exclusive contract with the national Formula 4 and GT championships in Italy. Both championships will continue to use only Pirelli tyres throughout the 2016 and 2017 seasons, at a variety of circuits all over Italy. In order to keep the championship simple and cost effective, making driving talent the key factor, Pirelli will supply only two types of tyre for all races: 13” P Zero DM slicks and Cinturato WM wets.

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Spa 24 Hours Pirelli’s ‘biggest event of the year’

Spa 24 Hours Pirelli’s ‘biggest event of the year’

Wednesday 22nd July 2015 | 0 Comments

With 9000 tyres transported by 21 trucks, and involving 90 Pirelli personnel on the ground as well as many more away from the circuit, Pirelli will face its biggest logistical engagement in motorsport this weekend at the Spa 24 Hours. The Blancpain GT Series highlight will see Pirelli fly in motorsport staff from Italy, expertise from countries as far afield as the United States, Brazil, Argentina and Australia – all territories where the manufacturer has a key presence in major GT or stock car championships. Pirelli is the exclusive supplier to the Blancpain series.

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