Yokohama Rubber has announced it will cease supplying karting tyres at the end of this year. The tyre maker says its management team reached this decision “after careful consideration of various viewpoints” related to restructuring as part of the company’s mid-term management plan.
FCC TSR Honda France wins FIM Endurance World Championship on Bridgestone Tyres
FCC TSR Honda France has won the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Endurance World Championship (EWC) title on Bridgestone’s Battlax tyres. This is the third time a team supplied by Bridgestone has won the worlds foremost series of endurance motorcycle races since 2018. The second placed Yoshimura Sert Motul ranked second in the EWC series, also on Bridgestone tyres. Bridgestone has supplied grippy, durable Battlax tyres to the EWC since 2017. It says this motorsport deal, alongside its other global motorsport partnerships, embodies its commitment to inspire mobility excitement under Bridgestone’s E8 strategy.
Pirelli Diablo Superbike tyres feature in SBK22 video game
Pirelli’s Diablo Superbike tyres feature in the latest video game based on the FIM Superbike World Championship. Developed by Milestone, the game allows players to choose the tyres to be fitted, modifying the behaviour of the motorbike based on the compound used. The realism of the game was boosted by the involvement of professional riders and experts, including Pirelli itself. The manufacturer supplied tyre data to help the game-maker simulate the performance of real Pirelli World Superbike tyres. Pirelli branding is also seen in-game in the realistically rendered circuits.
NGK-sponsored Speedway riders have continued their fine form with Leon Flint being crowned the new British Under-21 Champion. The Wolverhampton rider triumphed in Birmingham over fellow NGK stablemates Dan Thompson, of Leicester, who was runner-up, and Belle Vue’s Tom Brennan who took fourth place.
Falken victorious in inaugural Nürburgring NLS 12-hour race
Falken Motorsports is revelling in a successful inaugural NLS 12-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, with Joel Eriksson, Sven Müller, Jaxon Evans and Alessio Picariello bringing Falken’s #3 Porsche 911 GT3 R across the line in first place. Teammates Ayhancan Güven, Côme Ledogar, Klaus Bachler and Martin Ragginger finished last weekend’s race sixth in their #4 car.
BitcoinRacing: Nankang Tyre Citycar Cup is a way to increase cryptocurrency take-up
BitcoinRacing was formed with the stated aim speeding up the adoption of Bitcoin as an everyday currency. Writing at the start of the year, company representatives explained that the plan is to achieve that end “by travelling 5000 miles across the UK in 2022 with an HGV transporter decorated in Bitcoin decals and entering four race cars into the Nankang City Car Cup…” That, they continued, will make the team a “mobile advertisement for Bitcoin”.
Audi will compete in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship with a specially developed power unit from 2026. The project will be based at Audi Sport’s facility in Neuburg near Ingolstadt. This is the first time in more than a decade that a Formula 1 power train will be built in Germany. Audi will announce a decision on which team they will be lining up with in 2026 by the end of this year.
F1 cancels Russian GP – organiser criticises “political” sport
Even though ANO Rosgonki, organiser of the Russian Grand Prix, paid “better than good” to bring Formula 1 to the Sochi Autodrom, Stefano Domenicali stands by the decision to cancel this year’s event and to wipe it from future F1 calendars.
NGK-sponsored Speedway star Dan Bewley has ended Britain’s fifteen-year wait for a home winner of the FIM Speedway GP of Great Britain by powering to victory at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. The 23-year-old stormed to his first-ever SGP win ahead of Speedway GP World Championship leader Bartosz Zmarzlik and fellow Polish star Patryk Dudek, with Leon Madsen taking fourth place.
Michelin looks back at 8 years of Formula E innovation
Michelin is parting ways with the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship following the 2021/22 season finale. With Hankook limbering up and ready to take over next year, the French tyre maker has looked back on its eight years with the championship, convinced that its work has “made a concrete contribution to the success enjoyed by Formula E today.”
Giti: If they can handle this, you can trust them anywhere
Three consecutive seasons, one set of tyres. The modified Mercedes 1622 800HP of Giti-sponsored Truck Team Holten has just achieved this noteworthy distinction after securing a hard-fought seventh place in Rallye Breslau 2022. Giti Tire calls this the “ultimate test” for its products.
New Cooper control tyre for electrified Rallycross
Cooper Tires says it is “excited” to continue its partnership as the exclusive supplier for the FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2022. The championship returns this season with a major difference – the cars are now fully electric – and Cooper Tires has collaborated with the championship and teams to develop a standard tyre that “not only performs well across tarmac and gravel but is also suited to the unique demands of a high-performance electric powertrain.”
Today is a big day for the Bridgestone team tasked with developing tyres containing natural rubber derived from the guayule desert shrub. An all-new Firestone race tyre with a sidewall made with this rubber makes its competition debut at this weekend’s IndyCar Series racing in Nashville, USA.
Davey Todd rides to Armoy road race success on Dunlop tyres
Milenco by Padgetts Honda rider Davey Todd recorded Supersport and the headline Race of Legends victories on Dunlop tyres at the Armoy Road Races in Northern Ireland. The British rider also set a new average speed record to round off a dominant event. Most Dunlop riders used the fully slick KR109 and KR106 front and KR108 rear tyres in the Race of Legends, while the treaded D213 Pro was used in other classes.
35th ADAC Truck Grand Prix: Hella presents new Black Magic LED work lamps series
After a two-year break, the 35th ADAC Truck Grand Prix is taking place from 15 to 17 July, 2022 at the Nürburgring. In addition to exciting races, stunt shows and show acts, a large industrial fair will be held away from the world-famous racetrack in the exhibition park, where Hella, the internationally positioned lighting and electronics specialist, and part of the FORVIA Group of Companies, will also be represented. Besides LED driving lamps, such as the Luminator LED and the Jumbo LED, Hella will be showing a brand new and award-winning product highlight, the Hella Black Magic LED.