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How tyre management can decide Lausitzring DTM: Hankook

How tyre management can decide Lausitzring DTM: Hankook

20th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook and the DTM return to Germany’s Lausitzring is the venue for round seven of the DTM season with the title race coming to a head. The exclusive tyre supplier to the series says that its race tyre could play a key role in the final stages of the season, due to its “high degree of consistency and predictability”, which allow for aggressive race strategies.

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Goodyear working on 18” tyre for NASCAR Cup Series

Goodyear working on 18” tyre for NASCAR Cup Series

19th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has been working with NASCAR on plans to introduce a new 18” tyre in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2021. Goodyear’s director of racing, Greg Stucker said the move to a larger tyre size from the currently used 15” model is to help make the cars more closely resemble those they would drive off the showroom floor. The change would coincide with the introduction of the Generation-7 NASCAR vehicle.

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BMW selects Dunlop tyres for factory EWC entry

BMW selects Dunlop tyres for factory EWC entry

9th August 2019 | 0 Comments

BMW has confirmed it will join the FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) with a factory-supported entry, using the latest new S1000 RR equipped with Dunlop tyres.

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Ricardo finalises design of latest generation of transmissions for 2020 Formula E season

5th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Ricardo is to begin manufacture of the latest range of transmission designs for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2020. This marks the start of the company’s fourth year of supporting customers in the world-leading all-electric street race competition.

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Gulf and Porsche roll back the clock to win Spa 24 hours

Gulf and Porsche roll back the clock to win Spa 24 hours

5th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Gulf and its Heritage Partner, ROFGO, are celebrating an incredible win at the world’s foremost GT race, the Spa 24 Hours. The Porsche 911 GT3R, run by the GPX race team for ROFGO, was entered for the race relatively late in the day, with support from Porsche itself, who supplied three factory drivers specially for the event.

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Aston Martin Takes victory with Pirelli at Brands Hatch

Aston Martin Takes victory with Pirelli at Brands Hatch

5th August 2019 | 0 Comments

In an exciting weekend of action in the British GT Championship, 37 supercars – 14 GT3s and 23 GT4s – raced around the full Grand Prix layout at Brands Hatch in the penultimate round of the season.

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Yokohama celebrates 30 years in the UK at classic motor racing festival

Yokohama celebrates 30 years in the UK at classic motor racing festival

5th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama returned to its racing roots during the last weekend in July as the official tyre partner to the Silverstone Classic. Already billed as the world’s largest classic motor racing festival, this year’s Silverstone Classic attracted record crowds of more than 109,000, a substantial increase on previous years, giving Yokohama a significant boost to its brand profile among motor racing and classic car fans alike.

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Eleven brands at Brands Hatch with Pirelli in British GT

Eleven brands at Brands Hatch with Pirelli in British GT

1st August 2019 | 0 Comments

The penultimate round of the 2019 British GT Championship season takes place at Brands Hatch this weekend, with a grid of 37 supercars – all equipped with Pirelli tyres – set to line up for a two-hour race.

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Former World Rally Championship tyre supplier in administration

Former World Rally Championship tyre supplier in administration

29th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Carlisle-based tyre sales operation Technology Sinon UK Limited, the name of D Mack Global Limited since 19 December 2018, has entered administration with debts totalling more than £14 million pounds, according to its administrator Leonard Curtis. The company, which operated within the DMACK group of companies, was a supplier of tyres to the World Rally Championship from 2011, running its own team in the championship in association with M-Sport, until 2017. Shares in Technology Sinon UK are split between director Dick Cormack (70 per cent), a former Pirelli manager who set up the business in 2011, MEMW Management Limited (25 per cent), and Glenn Paterson (5 per cent), who has left the company after holding a variety of roles within the firm. The administrator reports that, as of 14 May, Technology Sinon UK owed just over £13 million to its list of creditors. Dmack brand rally tyres continue to be manufactured by DMack Srl, formed by Dick Cormack in 2018 when a deal was struck with Marangoni for operations to begin at the Italian tyre manufacturer’s plant in Rovereto.

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Yokohama set for rocking and racing at the Silverstone Classic

Yokohama set for rocking and racing at the Silverstone Classic

25th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Japanese tyre manufacturer, Yokohama, returns to the Silverstone Classic for its second year as the official tyre partner. Over 100,000 people are expected to attend the motorsport and classic car event from 26–28 July.

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Prologue debut for Michelin’s 2019/20 WEC tyres

Prologue debut for Michelin’s 2019/20 WEC tyres

24th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear is making headlines for its global motorsport comeback, but is by no means the only tyre maker presenting its latest tyres for the 2020 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at this week’s Prologue test. Michelin says it has also brought its freshly-developed endurance tyres to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain to give teams and drivers a “valuable opportunity” to fine-tune their cars’ set-ups ahead of the WEC season opener at Silverstone on 1 September.

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Formula Student awards announced

23rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

Italy’s University of Modena and Reggio Emilia won Formula Student 2019, beating over 100 undergraduate teams from more 20 countries at the international racing car event at Silverstone which this year also saw the launch of its first autonomous car competition.

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Yokohama-shod Toyota GR Supra Drift by HKS at Goodwood

Yokohama-shod Toyota GR Supra Drift by HKS at Goodwood

23rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

A Yokohama-shod Toyota GR Supra Drift by HKS was one of the star attractions in the Live Action Arena at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Created by custom specialists HKS, the world’s first drift Supra boasts an impressive 700bhp thanks to a number of modifications and upgrades which included the fitment of Yokohama’s ADVAN Neova AD08RS tyres to the front, and ADVAN A052 tyres to the rear.

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Goodyear WEC tyres to debut at tomorrow’s ‘Prologue’ test

Goodyear WEC tyres to debut at tomorrow’s ‘Prologue’ test

22nd July 2019 | 0 Comments

Teams from the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will take to the track for ‘Prologue’ pre-season testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya tomorrow. One of the most significant moments of this anticipated public test session will be the return of Goodyear to international competition.

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Roadlink’s Powell partnership gaining traction

Roadlink’s Powell partnership gaining traction

18th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Roadlink International has been the braking partner of choice for Steve Powell Racing for five years, as the leading CV parts supplier supports the truck racing champion in the 2019 British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) for what is turning into another enthralling season.

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