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Dunlop predicts ‘bright future’ for historic motorsport

Dunlop predicts ‘bright future’ for historic motorsport

Monday 19th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Dunlop is optimistic about the future of historic motorsport. This was the message given at the Historic Motorsport International (HMI) show last Friday, a London-based event that sees a wide range of companies involved in the classic car and historic motorsport markets meet to prepare for the coming season.

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Yokohama adds runflat to flagship range, marks 40 years of Advan

Yokohama adds runflat to flagship range, marks 40 years of Advan

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

In addition to its latest motorsport developments, Yokohama used the Autosport International show to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its flagship Advan car tyre range, launching a runflat version of the leading Advan Sport V105 tyre. Available in a number of key sizes from 16” – 20”, the Advan Sport V105 ZPS is designed as a replacement tyre for a number of rear wheel drive executive saloons fitted with runflat tyres as standard, the manufacturer states.

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JSCC names Dunlop official tyre partner

JSCC names Dunlop official tyre partner

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Dunlop has been appointed official tyre partner to UK-based series the Junior Saloon Car Championship (JSCC). After extensive testing and evaluation the championship, which provides motorsport for young adults between 14 and 17 years, has announced a switch to the Dunlop Direzza tyre.

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Pirelli increases presence at Autosport International

Pirelli increases presence at Autosport International

Friday 9th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli showcased the broad variety of its global motorsport programme from the largest stand it has ever presented at Autosport International at the 2018 edition of the show. Pirelli’s head of car racing Mario Isola, who heads up the company’s Formula One programme, visited the show along with around 100,000 other visitors over the course of the weekend.

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WTCC becomes WTCR – Yokohama remains tyre supplier

WTCC becomes WTCR – Yokohama remains tyre supplier

Friday 9th February 2018 | 0 Comments

From this year, the World Touring Car Championship will be run according to TCR technical regulations, and has been renamed WTCR – the FIA World Touring Car Cup. Yokohama Advan racing tyres have been adoped as control tyre for the WTCR races to be run in 2018–19. Under the two-year contract, Yokohama Rubber will provide its Advan A005 dry-surface tyre and Advan A006 wet-surface tyre; both will be supplied in size 250/660R18.

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Toyo exhibits global racing pedigree with Ken Block, BJ Baldwin at Tokyo Auto Salon

Toyo exhibits global racing pedigree with Ken Block, BJ Baldwin at Tokyo Auto Salon

Wednesday 7th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co kicked off its year at the annual Tokyo Auto Salon in mid-January at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City. Exhibiting its eponymous and Nitto brands, the tyre manufacturer presented its motorsport pedigree with guests Ken Block and BJ Baldwin, while Toyo Tires president, Takashi Shimizu, and managing director, Tomoshige Mizutani, were on hand to talk about the company’s history and North American automobile culture.

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GRC partnership a rallycross first for Continental

GRC partnership a rallycross first for Continental

Tuesday 30th January 2018 | 0 Comments

As part of a new, multi-year partnership with US-based rallycross series Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC), Continental is developing its very first rallycross tyres. The partnership between GRC and Continental Tire the Americas gets under way in 2018 and will see Continental serve as exclusive tyre provider for competitors in the Supercars, GRC Lites and Polaris RZR categories of the GRC, was well as to the e-GRC electric series that is scheduled to debut in 2019. Continental replaces BFGoodrich as official GRC tyre supplier.

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Continental congratulates KAMAZ-Master on Dakar win

Continental congratulates KAMAZ-Master on Dakar win

Monday 29th January 2018 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, Eduard Nikolaev’s crew from the KAMAZ-Master team crossed the Dakar Rally 2018 finish line in Cordoba, Argentina to take first place in the event’s truck category. The crew finished nearly four hours ahead of the nearest competition, having completed the rally’s 14 stages in 54 hours, 57 minutes and 37 seconds. Although KAMAZ-Master failed to replicate the one-two finish it secured in the truck category last year, it ended proceedings in the 40th anniversary event with another win for Nikolaev and a third-place finish for Airat Mardeev and his Kamaz-Master crew.

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Dmack becomes tyre partner to TER

Dmack becomes tyre partner to TER

Monday 29th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Motorsport tyre firm Dmack has become ‘Official Tyre Partner’ to the Tour European Rally (TER). Having downsized its World Rally Championship participation this season to concentrate on both product development and core sales, Dmack says this partnership with TER will “allow it to connect with rally competitors across a broad range of abilities and vehicle classes.”

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Monte Carlo a first outing for WRC comeback kid Pirelli

Monte Carlo a first outing for WRC comeback kid Pirelli

Wednesday 24th January 2018 | 0 Comments

After sitting 2017 out, Pirelli returns to the World Rally Championship this year, and brings all-new P Zero and Scorpion tyres with it. The first opportunity for us to see these in competitive action presents itself at the Rallye Monte Carlo tomorrow.

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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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