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Two Hyundais for the Liqui Moly Team Engstler

Two Hyundais for the Liqui Moly Team Engstler

16th August 2018 |

One of the most experienced racing teams in touring cars expands its fleet: Alongside the traditional VW Golf TCR, the Liqui Moly Team Engstler now also has two Hyundai i30 N TCR. The oil and additive specialist Liqui Moly welcomes this development as the main sponsor. "It is also an expression of our close cooperation with the car manufacturers," says marketing director Peter Baumann.

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Manufacturers gain more time for World RX electric changeover

Manufacturers gain more time for World RX electric changeover

16th August 2018 |

The FIA World Rallycross Championship is to postpone the introduction of electric cars until 2021. The decision has been taken to allow optimal time for all manufacturers investigating the possibility of competing to develop their plans. Manufacturers will now have until 29 March 2019 to confirm their commitment to the electric format.

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Yokohama debuts in the Silverstone Classic highlights programme

Yokohama debuts in the Silverstone Classic highlights programme

15th August 2018 |

A special highlights programme from this year’s Silverstone Classic Festival, which took place on 20-22 July, will be shown at 8pm this evening on ITV4. Viewers will be able to enjoy a summary of the key events of the three-day classic motoring festival, where premium tyre manufacturer, Yokohama, made its debut as the Official Tyre Partner this year.

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Hankook: Brands Hatch round a “good advertisement for motorsport”

Hankook: Brands Hatch round a “good advertisement for motorsport”

14th August 2018 |

With his win at Brands Hatch last weekend, Paul Di Resta closed the gap with championship leader, fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Garry Paffett, to just 29 points in the overall standings. This was Di Resta's third win in Brands Hatch and the tenth of his DTM career. Gary Paffett crossed the finish line as runner-up after 40 laps of racing.

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Pirelli sees technology transfer value in F1 smart tyres

Pirelli sees technology transfer value in F1 smart tyres

9th August 2018 |

Pirelli has presented new solutions and concepts as part of its Cyber Tyre development programme for more than a decade now. At last year’s Geneva Motor Show, the tyre maker introduced the Connesso system, a sensor-based solution that provides motorists with real-time tyre pressure and temperature data, as well as information about use and maintenance. Yet Cyber Tyre has only focused on road-going solutions so far – a further step for Pirelli would be to introduce its technology into Formula 1.

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Cooper Tires becomes RallyX Nordic title sponsor

Cooper Tires becomes RallyX Nordic title sponsor

9th August 2018 |

RallyX Nordic has a new title sponsor, and will henceforth be known as RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires. This new, multi-year arrangement with championship organiser the Scandinavian Touring Cars Corporation (STCC) continues Cooper Tires’ long-standing association with the rallycross series; the tyre maker already serves as official tyre supplier to RallyX Nordic’s Supercar and Supercar Lites categories.

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DTM, Hankook returning to Brands Hatch

DTM, Hankook returning to Brands Hatch

8th August 2018 |

Between 2006 and 2013, the DTM touring car series was a regular visitor to the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, and following a four-year hiatus DTM drivers will race there once again this weekend. Instead of using the 1.2-mile Indy circuit favoured in past years, the action in 2018 will take place on the full, 2.4-mile GP circuit.

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Yokohama debutants succeed at Oulton Park, Silverstone

Yokohama debutants succeed at Oulton Park, Silverstone

6th August 2018 |

Reigning British Touring Car Champion, Ash Sutton, made his debut in the TCR UK Series this weekend at Oulton Park, taking victory in both races and heaping praise on his Yokohama tyres in the process.

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Giti Tire secures first VW Fun Cup UK podium finish at European event

Giti Tire secures first VW Fun Cup UK podium finish at European event

3rd August 2018 |

GT Radial’s VW Fun Cup UK team has secured its first ever podium finish, taking third place in the European event at Circuit Zandvoort, Holland. The team was led by Giti Tire’s seasoned race and senior test engineer, Ellis Hadley and ADAC GT Masters Series competitor and Hannover R&D Centre student, André Gies, battling a 26-car field, early safety car interruptions, a non-functioning lap timer and a broken radio in their dash for the dais.

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New Michelin WRC tyres debut at Rally Finland

New Michelin WRC tyres debut at Rally Finland

3rd August 2018 |

Michelin chose the fastest round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship to launch its latest range of WRC gravel tyres. For the first time since 2011, the tyre maker’s partners were able to select two compounds from a choice of three options, namely the existing H4 (hard compound) version of the Michelin LTX Force tyre, along with the new S6 (soft) and M6 (medium) variants.

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AXCR: Hanawa’s rally team gains Yokohama support

AXCR: Hanawa’s rally team gains Yokohama support

2nd August 2018 |

Yokohama Rubber is supporting the team led by Ikuo Hanawa in Asia’s largest cross-country rally, which begins 12 August. The company’s support for Hanawa’s team in the Asia Cross Country Rally 2018 (AXCR) includes supplying Geolandar M/T G003 tyres.

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Bridgestone pride in F.C.C. TSR Honda France EWC victory

Bridgestone pride in F.C.C. TSR Honda France EWC victory

31st July 2018 |

A fifth-place finish at the Suzuka 8 Hours has given F.C.C. TSR Honda France overall victory in the 2017-2018 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC). Bridgestone, as the team’s exclusive supplier, says it is “particularly proud to have contributed to this incredible accomplishment.”

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Conditions still don’t seem right for a Michelin return to F1

Conditions still don’t seem right for a Michelin return to F1

30th July 2018 |

The FIA is currently seeking tenders for tyre supply to the Formula One World Championship between 2020 and 2023. As expected, talk in motorsport circles has returned to the possibility of Michelin throwing its hat into the ring. The French tyre maker is open to the prospect of acting as sole tyre supplier, as requested by the FIA tender, provided that “a technical challenge was involved.” Yet other FIA conditions continue to place stumbling blocks in the way of a Michelin return.

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F3 Asian Championship Premieres in Malaysia on Giti tyres

F3 Asian Championship Premieres in Malaysia on Giti tyres

27th July 2018 |

The opening round of the new Formula 3 Asian Championship took place on the weekend of 14-15 July, and all vehicles lined up on the grid at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit were shot with GitiCompete GTR1 tyres. Giti Tire is on board as exclusive tyre supplier to the series.

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Dunlop confirms tyre options for BTCC Diamond Jubilee

Dunlop confirms tyre options for BTCC Diamond Jubilee

26th July 2018 |

Dunlop has confirmed the Sport Maxx tyres to be used at this weekend’s round six of the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, which celebrates its 60th anniversary with a special Diamond Jubilee 60-mile race.

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