Police forces across Britain are warning companies about the high number of catalytic converter thefts, which are causing a considerable cost to UK businesses. With precious metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium increasingly being used in catalytic converters, the current trend for rising metal prices is increasing thefts of these valuable components. However, the […]
Following the announcement that Michelin will be the new exclusive tyre supplier to MotoGP, Dunlop announced it would continue to concentrate on its current supply partnerships: “MotoGP continues to be a very strong global event and we are proud of our long-standing relationship with the MotoGP organizers through our continued supply to the FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships. Dunlop is in the fortunate position of having many strong partnerships with motorcycle manufacturers and leading championships around the world. We have taken the decision to focus on developing and supplying tyres for these important partners for the immediate future,” stated Sanjay Khanna, managing director, Dunlop Motorsport and Motorcycle EMEA.
Michelin will replace Bridgestone as the exclusive tyre supplier to MotoGP in 2016. The French manufacturer won the official tender, opened in May by Dorna in agreement with the FIM. Outlining the tender process, Dorna said that interested tyre manufacturers were able to request the technical specifications from its managing director Javier Alonso, with three […]
Westlake Tyres, Zhongce Rubber’s premium tyre range, is making a name for itself in European motorsport through its participation in the prestigious Kings of Europe Drift Series. Flying the flag for British drifting and Westlake tyres in this demanding series of drift challenges is Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni, backed by the Acorn Zenises Motorsport team.
The IAAF is urging its members, garages and parts distributors, to take advantage of an opportunity to give the European competition authorities a first-hand view of the difficulties encountered in accessing technical and cataloguing data from the vehicle assemblers. Following the IAAF’s survey of vehicle assemblers at the start of 2014, the European Commission have […]
Vipal Rubber will launch a second new product at Reifen 2014, joining its VL140 on Hall 10 Stand 10C32. The Brazilian retread components manufacturer will prepare for its country’s hosting of the World Cup by launching the VT190 tyre tread for highway cargo transportation. The tread has small and medium truck, minibus, pickup and light commercial vehicle applications.
Unipart Automotive has introduced a time-saving Quote Finder tool for the first time. The Quote Finder allows motorists to enter their vehicle registration and mileage when visiting www.uccc.co.uk, before selecting which job they require. Unipart Automotive currently has a network of more than 700 Unipart Car Care Centres, and the new online service will help motorists identify their nearest five garages and every cost associated with their initial request.
Members of the historic motorcycle skill display team, White Helmets are to train with Enduro and Dakar legend Mick Extance, courtesy of Bridgestone. The tyre manufacturer is backing The Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team with equipment and tyres for 2014, and has put the group in touch with the seven times Dakar Rally competitor’s off-road school in Powys, in an attempt to improve each soldier’s riding ability.
The British Battery Industry Federation (BBIF) has a new chairman – Justin Smith. Smith is a director of CPC Batteries in Surbiton, Surrey and has been vice-chairman of the BBIF for the past two years. He succeeds Alec Morgan of Banner Batteries.
The British Battery Industry Federation (BBIF) has announced two moves designed to help the public when buying batteries for their vehicles. For motorists owning vehicle operating ‘start/stop’ systems, fitting the correct replacement battery is an important topic.
Are you annoyed by small articles sliding around in your car whenever you turn a corner? If so, then the Grippy pad could be just what you are looking for – it is a 14cm x 8cm anti-slip mat that ensures that everything is kept in place. Just like a tree frog’s sticky feet, the Grippy pad holds on to practically everything, including phones, sat navs, lighters, coins and iPads.
German motorcycle tyre brand Metzeler is offering motorcyclists not only the chance to win a set of new supersport SPORTEC M7 RR tyres but also to become an official tester for Metzeler.
The Metzeler test rider competition is online until September 15 2014 and motorcyclists can participate by accessing both the Metzeler website and the dedicated app on the Metzeler official Facebook page. The competition is divided into two different phases; the first part of the contest is called “Photograph, vote and win!” (closes June 15) and has two elements of participation.
May 23rd and 24th are important dates for those involved in the German tuning industry, as the tuning crowd meets at the Hockenheimring Tuner Grand Prix and the tyres generate clouds of smoke at the Drift Challenge.
Brembo celebrated the grand opening of its expanded North American manufacturing operations in Homer, Michigan on 22 May 2014. According to the company, the occasion marks Brembo’s commitment to North America. The investment, which will total more than $115 million dollars (83 million euros) through to the end of 2015, expands the facility that houses production of brake, disc, caliper and corner module manufacturing.
While Point S used the 2012 Reifen show to announce the signing of partnership agreements in South Africa, Slovenia and Canada, at this year’s event the retail cooperatives will be reporting details of its consolidation strategy.