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McErlean wins Pirelli International Rally double

McErlean wins Pirelli International Rally double

3rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli-equipped Junior British Rally Championship driver Josh McErlean won his second straight win in the category on the Pirelli International Rally. McErlean and co-driver Keaton Williams followed their asphalt triumph on the West Cork Rally by leading the way on the gravel stages of Kielder Forest. The Peugeot 208 R2 pair took victory by 53 seconds.

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Pirelli supported Ferrari Challenge UK holds prologue test

Pirelli supported Ferrari Challenge UK holds prologue test

3rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

The new Ferrari Challenge UK has held a prologue test at Brands Hatch ahead of its first ever season. 20 Ferrari 488 Challenge cars in action on the Indy circuit at Brands Hatch, many of them being driven by their owners for the first time. The Ferrari Challenge UK is the first national championship to be operated by Ferrari, alongside its European, North American and Asia Pacific series: all with tyres supplied by Pirelli. The inaugural season features rounds at Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Croft and Silverstone.

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UK hosts Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe opener, supported by Pirelli

UK hosts Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe opener, supported by Pirelli

2nd May 2019 | 0 Comments

The opening round of the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe takes place this weekend at Brands Hatch in the UK, with Pirelli supplying the tyres. It will be the sixth outing of the sprint-format series at the circuit, which will host the event on its 3.9km grand prix layout, including the famous Paddock Hill bend, one of the track’s few overtaking spots.

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Melksham Motor Spares to exhibit at Japfest 2019

Melksham Motor Spares to exhibit at Japfest 2019

1st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Melksham Motor Spares will appear at Silverstone on 5 May, exhibiting at Japfest 2019, Europe’s biggest Japanese car show. More than 4,000 of Europe’s best Japanese cars from the UK's thriving club scene will appear at the event, alongside drifting displays and a retail village. The independent automotive parts distributor will seek to raise brand awareness at the event.

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Cooper to supply 2019 French Rallycross Championship tyres

Cooper to supply 2019 French Rallycross Championship tyres

1st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper has become the official tyre supplier to the French Rallycross Championship, a nine-round series, including traditional rallycross venues such as Dreux, Essay-Ducs, Lessay and Kerlabo. Cooper branding will be displayed prominently on cars, trackside and around the paddock.

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Dunlop brings new Moto2, Moto3 tyres to Spanish Grand Prix

Dunlop brings new Moto2, Moto3 tyres to Spanish Grand Prix

30th April 2019 | 0 Comments

To meet the power and torque upgrade of the 2019 Triumph powered Moto2 bike, perennial tyre supplier Dunlop has phased in the introduction of its new, larger rear tyre. The manufacturer stated that it supplied the 2018 tyre in the opening races of the year to allow teams to adapt to the new engine. With the season’s arrival in Europe at the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, Dunlop will introduce the 200/75R17 rear tyre, replacing the previous 195/75R17 tyre.

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Hankook Tire expands European motorsport engagement

Hankook Tire expands European motorsport engagement

30th April 2019 | 0 Comments

For the past eight years, Hankook Tire has acted as exclusive tyre partner for the DTM touring car series. This year, the tyre maker is complementing its DTM commitment with involvement in four further championships – the Formula Renault Eurocup, Belcar Series, Mini Challenge Italia and the new, all-female W Series.

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Giti truck tyres hit the track at Brands Hatch

Giti truck tyres hit the track at Brands Hatch

30th April 2019 | 0 Comments

For the third consecutive year, Giti Tire is bringing is truck tyre technology to the track. Its truck racing presence kicked off this year with an appearance at Brands Hatch Circuit over the Easter weekend.

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130-plus teams on Formula Student 2019 grid

25th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Formula Student, a student engineering competition organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, will see more than 3000 participants from over 25 countries take part in the event which returns to Silverstone this July. Formula Student challenges university teams from across the world to design and build a single seater car which they drive in a series of races over three days on the renowned Silverstone track.

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Pirelli International Rally marks Pirelli’s 50th anniversary in Carlisle

Pirelli International Rally marks Pirelli’s 50th anniversary in Carlisle

25th April 2019 | 0 Comments

50 years of Pirelli's association with Carlisle will be marked by the ceremonial start of the Pirelli International Rally taking place at its Dalston Road factory, with 19 British Rally Championship crews setting off with Pirelli rubber fitted to their cars this Saturday.

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Exol announces BTRC sponsorship with Newell & Wright Transport

Exol announces BTRC sponsorship with Newell & Wright Transport

24th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Exol has signed a new sponsorship deal with Newell & Wright Transport in this season’s British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC). Exol branding will feature on the side of the truck and most notably down the sleeves of experienced driver John Newell, brother of Newell & Wright’s director, Stephen and son of managing director Frank. Exol will also take advantage of entertaining customers on race days, seeing the truck in action.

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Cooper Tires challenges Coulthard in new video series

Cooper Tires challenges Coulthard in new video series

24th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tires has produced a new series of videos with ex-Formula 1 star and brand ambassador David Coulthard. In the new DriveTribe.com series, the tyre manufacturer challenges Coulthard to explore the role that tyres play in a range of extreme driving conditions.

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Goodyear launches Eagle F1 Series of UHP and Supercar tyres

Goodyear launches Eagle F1 Series of UHP and Supercar tyres

12th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear originally launched the Eagle moniker back in the 1930s. And the Eagle F1 was introduced to the market in 1985. However, the latest generation – which begins with the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 and goes all the way up to the Eagle F1 Supersport RS – is designed to meet the most demanding consumer needs. Tyres & Accessories attended the Goodyear Eagle F1 Series event at the famous Ascari racetrack in Spain in order to find out more.

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Falken working with DriveTribe

Falken working with DriveTribe

9th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken has signed a cooperation agreement with DriveTribe, the online automotive platform founded by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The partnership is for a period of three months and Falken says content is king, with the main focus being on content production. While Falken provides the motorsports and test platforms, Richard Hammond is producing a range of material for the DriveTribe channels.

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Global motorsport participation ‘crucial’ part of Yokohama technology strategy

Global motorsport participation ‘crucial’ part of Yokohama technology strategy

4th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama’s broad support for global motorsport series and events in 2019 are “crucial” to its positioning in the vanguard of new tyre technology development, the tyre manufacturer states. The importance of motorsport was outlined in the company’s three-year management plan implemented in 2018, the “Grand Design 2020” (GD2020) technology strategy. Yokohama HPT, the company’s UK division outlined its support for events at all levels at Autosport International in January – a strategy that reflects the presence of the brand in its domestic Japanese and global markets too. Its headline series in Japan include the Super Formula Championship, Formula 3, TCR touring cars events, and national rallying and karting championships, while GT racing will play a significant role globally for the company.

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