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Hoosier co-founder dies

Hoosier co-founder dies

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. co-founder Joyce Newton, the matriarch of the company, has passed away at the age of 85. “The thoughts and prayers of Hoosier Tire employees and Distributors are with Joyce’s family,” the company said in a statement.

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LIQUI MOLY partners Turner Motorsport in IMSA series

LIQUI MOLY partners Turner Motorsport in IMSA series

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

It is LIQUI MOLY's largest sponsorship investment in the US. The German oil specialist enters the International Motor Sports Association WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Turner Motorsport. "That adds a big boost to LIQUI MOLY's reputation," said Peter Baumann, marketing director for LIQUI MOLY.

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MRF displays expanded motorsport offering at Autosport

MRF displays expanded motorsport offering at Autosport

Friday 12th January 2018 | 0 Comments

As a top 15 global tyre manufacturer, India’s MRF continue to operate under the radar of many in Europe, though in motorsport it has rapidly developed from the UK launch of its range at the 2016 Autosport International show into an increasingly significant position. Globally, MRF has been recognised within motorsport circles since the late 1970s, when it became the most important tyre supplier to touring cars in its domestic market, with karting, rallying and various other motorsport events to follow.

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Yokohama selected as tyre partner for debut TCR UK touring car series

Yokohama selected as tyre partner for debut TCR UK touring car series

Friday 12th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama announced that it has been selected as the official tyre supplier to the TCR UK series at the 2018 Autosport International show, which continues over this weekend. The manufacturer expects the new touring car series to attract a great deal of attention from both teams and fans, with plenty of action-packed wheel to wheel racing a hallmark of touring car series. Several TCR series run around the globe, and the top competitors in the seven-event UK series are expected to join a global event towards the end of the season. TCR UK commences at Silverstone circuit on 31 March.

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BTCC star Colin Turkington continues as TerraClean brand ambassador

BTCC star Colin Turkington continues as TerraClean brand ambassador

Thursday 11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Randstad, via its engine decarbonising brand TerraClean, has extended its partnership with double British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) champion Colin Turkington for the third year running, further strengthening its ties with motorsport.

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Avon supports Bloodhound engineering adventure

Avon supports Bloodhound engineering adventure

Wednesday 10th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres has confirmed its sponsorship of the Bloodhound Project, centred on Bloodhound SSC, a supersonic car that is designed to go faster than the speed of sound. Avon is supplying tyres suitable for desert use to Bloodhound’s essential support vehicles and is also looking to produce a rubber tyre for runway testing of the land speed record car.

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Avon Tyres becomes official tyre supplier to 6th Gear Experience

Avon Tyres becomes official tyre supplier to 6th Gear Experience

Thursday 4th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres is the official tyre supplier for 6th Gear Experience, the UK’s largest provider of Supercar Driving Experience Days. The brand will supply its ultra-high performance ZZ5 for the majority of 6th Gear Experience vehicles, a tyre specifically designed for driving enthusiasts and high-end sports cars. The Avon ZZ5 has an A-grade for wet grip, the highest rating awarded under EU regulations, and offers exceptional handling, braking performance, and rolling resistance.

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Yokohama sponsoring Ssanyong Motorsport in Dakar Rally

Yokohama sponsoring Ssanyong Motorsport in Dakar Rally

Thursday 4th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The Dakar Rally begins in Peru on Saturday, and Yokohama Tire shares that it is sponsoring Ssanyong Motorsport’s entry in this year’s event. It will supply the SsangYong Motorsport Tivoli DKR vehicle with Yokohama Geolandar M/T G003 mud-terrain tyres.

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TerraClean to unveil motorsport sponsorships at Autosport

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

TerraClean will offer visitors insights into its motorsport ‘adventures’ and engine cleaning solutions when it exhibits at the 28th Autosport International Show on 11-14 January 2018.

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Dunlop to supply MotoGP support series, ADAC Northern Europe Cup

Dunlop to supply MotoGP support series, ADAC Northern Europe Cup

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Dunlop will supply tyres to the 2018 ADAC Northern Europe Cup, one of Europe's premium lightweight motorcycle racing championships. For its third season the series will comprise seven races, with all competitors running on the brand’s rubber. This brings its tyre supply into line with the Dorna Sports SL European Talent Cup, launched in 2017, in which the two world championship classes, Moto3 and Moto2, race exclusively on tyres from Dunlop.

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MotoGP: Michelin to continue ‘evolution’ approach in 2018

MotoGP: Michelin to continue ‘evolution’ approach in 2018

Thursday 21st December 2017 | 0 Comments

Having drawn upon experience in World Endurance and national championships when developing tyres for its return to MotoGP after an absence of seven years, in 2016 Michelin experienced an inaugural season in which it claimed to have engineered more developments than during its seven years working in other motorcycle racing disciplines. When the fun began again in Qatar in March, Michelin already had a season as tyre supplier under its belt, and accordingly the focus had shifted to building upon this flurry of engineering work.

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Dmack presents enhanced 2018 WRC range

Dmack presents enhanced 2018 WRC range

Tuesday 19th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Building on its most successful season to date, Dmack will return to the FIA World Rally Championship for its eighth successive season in 2018 with a completely revised range of tyres for all championship competitors. Dmack says the products include a “a number of important enhanced features to optimise performance on all conditions.”

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28 Dakar rallies, 10 on Cooper tyres – Xavi Foj ready for 2018 event

28 Dakar rallies, 10 on Cooper tyres – Xavi Foj ready for 2018 event

Tuesday 19th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire 4x4 ambassador Xavi Foj is preparing to enter his 28th consecutive Dakar Rally – the tenth he has competed on Cooper tyres. For the 2018 rally, Foj’s Toyota Land Cruiser 150 will be shod with the all-new Cooper Discoverer S/TMAXX POR – a tyre he assisted in developing for extreme off-road adventures.

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Bumper year for Cooper, Avon on two wheels and four

Monday 18th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe views 2017 as a “bumper year” for it in the world of motorsport, with growth in the Cooper brand’s global involvement in rallycross, particularly from a feeder series perspective, and Avon Tyres’ recent support of six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy with a 60-Second Donut Challenge in a Caterham Seven.

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Michelin named FIM Moto-e World Cup tyre supplier

Friday 15th December 2017 | 0 Comments

As of 2019, fans of motorcycle racing will be able to follow an all-electric series, with protagonists in the upcoming FIM Moto-e World Cup dispensing with internal combustion entirely. Dorna Sports has announced that Michelin will act as official tyre supplier to the series.

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