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Cooper Tires becomes title sponsor, supplier of RallyX on Ice

Cooper Tires becomes title sponsor, supplier of RallyX on Ice

21st January 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe has become the presenting sponsor to the RallyX on Ice Festival. The festival takes place over three rounds between 18 and 23 March 2019 in Åre, Sweden. The championship will be known as “RallyX on Ice presented by Cooper Tires”.

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F1 ‘possibly the most demanding customer that we have’ – Isola

F1 ‘possibly the most demanding customer that we have’ – Isola

18th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli’s agreement to supply tyres to Formula 1 for another four years follows a year in which the manufacturer confirmed it was working on a Cyber Tyre solution – Pirelli’s smart tyre development programme – for motorsport. After securing another term supplying the pinnacle of motorsport Pirelli’s car racing manager Mario Isola tells Tyres & Accessories why the tyre manufacturer was so keen to continue with its Formula 1 supply deal.

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General Tire debuts NASCAR Whelen Euro Series partnership at Autosport

General Tire debuts NASCAR Whelen Euro Series partnership at Autosport

14th January 2019 | 0 Comments

General Tire unveiled a branded vehicle as part of the Autosport International show 2019 NASCAR stand in order to raise awareness of its partnership with NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

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Hankook named as W Series tyre supplier

Hankook named as W Series tyre supplier

14th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The W Series Hankook as its official tyre partner for its inaugural season (2019), commencing at Hockenheim (Germany) in May. The W Series is a free-to-enter single-seater motor racing series for women drivers only, with a top prize of US$500,000 for the winner and a total prize fund of US$1.5 million. As the new partner of the W Series, Hankook will provide the series with its high-end racing tyre, the Ventus Race (F200 slick and Z217 wet), in sizes VA 230/560-13 and HA 280/580-13.

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Absolute Alignment introduces first 20 Approved Motorsport Centres

Absolute Alignment introduces first 20 Approved Motorsport Centres

10th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Wheel alignment equipment supplier Absolute Alignment has announced its first Absolute Alignment Approved Motorsport Centres in the UK. More than 20 workshops are in the company’s new network, which it says is “dedicated to providing the best in race car servicing and set-up.”

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Pirelli unveiled as BAC Mono OE tyre partner

Pirelli unveiled as BAC Mono OE tyre partner

10th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) and Pirelli have announced a new original equipment agreement at Autosport International. Pirelli’s head of car racing, Mario Isola, Pirelli UK motorsport manager Jonathan Wells, and BAC co-founders Neill and Ian Briggs jointly introduced the arrangement, which means the British manufacturer’s Mono will run on the P Zero Trofeo R.

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Bridgestone strengthens motocross grip with Crescent Yamaha

Bridgestone strengthens motocross grip with Crescent Yamaha

9th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Crescent Yamaha has opted to fit Bridgestone’s Battlecross tyres as it strives for success in the ACU British Championship and MX Nationals series. The official Yamaha UK-supported team will compete for podiums with the latest GYTR-equipped 2019 YZF bikes. Northern Ireland’s Martin Barr will compete in MX2 on the all-new 2019 Yamaha YZ250F in MX2, while Bournemouth’s Jake Shipton will continue in the premier MX1 class with the 2019 Yamaha YZ450F.

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Landsail Tyres extends partnership with driving charity Speed of Sight: video

Landsail Tyres extends partnership with driving charity Speed of Sight: video

8th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Disabled driving charity Speed of Sight and Landsail Tyres have announced a major extension of their title sponsorship deal for 2019. In 2018 the Manchester-based charity used the partnership to extend its reach across the UK, offering more car enthusiasts with disabilities the chance to enjoy the thrill of driving on a track day than ever before.

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BMW privateers select Klarius exhausts for the grid

4th January 2019 | 0 Comments

With solid body control, decent grip, rear wheel drive and 50/50 weight distribution it was only a matter of time before someone took the BMW 1 Series racing. It is no surprise then that champions of affordable motorsport 750 Motorclub and 116 Racing are gearing up for a new endurance championship starring BMW’s entry level model. Thanks to a deal with UK manufacturer Klarius Products, every car on the grid will sport a lightweight Klarius racing exhaust.

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Pirelli, Porsche Club of America renew agreement for 3 more years

Pirelli, Porsche Club of America renew agreement for 3 more years

20th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli will continue and enhance its support of Porsche Club of America over the next three years, having renewed its agreement with the world’s largest organisation for the brand’s enthusiasts. The club, which has more than 130,000 members in 145 North American regions, cited Pirelli’s status as an original equipment supplier to Porsche as a major component of its decision to continue the agreement.

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Tamworth motorsport, high performance brakes firm secures £3m finance

Tamworth motorsport, high performance brakes firm secures £3m finance

20th December 2018 | 0 Comments

A Tamworth based manufacturer of high-performance brake components for the motorsport and performance vehicle market has secured a £3 million finance package from HSBC UK to fund new state-of-the-art machinery to boost production. Alcon has used the funding to purchase five Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines as well as a noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) dynamometer.

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Michelin becomes Ginetta Junior Championship title sponsor in 5-year deal

Michelin becomes Ginetta Junior Championship title sponsor in 5-year deal

19th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin is to become the title sponsor for the 2019 Ginetta Junior Championship as part of a five-year extension to the decade-long partnership between the tyre manufacturer and Ginetta. Michelin will remain the sole tyre supplier for all five of Ginetta’s domestic single marque championships until the end of 2023 under the latest deal. Michelin has been the title sponsor of the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup since its inception in 2008.

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Giti to pioneer first all-women’s team at Nürburgring 2019

Giti to pioneer first all-women’s team at Nürburgring 2019

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Following the completion of the 2018 motorsport season, Giti Tire says it will feature a record four vehicles participating in the 24 Hours Nürburgring race, including driving the first all-women racing and technician team. The pioneering all-women team is the first of its kind at the 24 Hours Nürburgring race.

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Pirelli boosts SRO link Blancpain GT World Challenge, Pirelli GT4 America Series

Pirelli boosts SRO link Blancpain GT World Challenge, Pirelli GT4 America Series

13th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli’s global motorsport partnership with promoter SRO Motorsports Group has been strengthened with the arrival of the Blancpain GT World Challenge in 2019. The global championship brings together the Pirelli World Challenge in USA alongside the other GT sprint series promoted by SRO throughout Europe and Asia. This brings the total number of SRO competitions supplied by Pirelli up to 12. Pirelli will also become the headline sponsor of the new Pirelli GT4 America series, with 36 cars homologated, 20 of which are brand new models.

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Goodyear to launch 3-tier UUHP Eagle F1 SuperSport tyre range for road and track

Goodyear to launch 3-tier UUHP Eagle F1 SuperSport tyre range for road and track

13th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Goodyear will launch a new range of three ultra-ultra-high performance (UUHP) tyres in 2019. The manufacturer’s flagship SuperSport range will be available in three variants – Eagle F1 SuperSport, SuperSport R and SuperSport RS – all of which are designed for use on performance vehicles in 18-21” rim sizes.

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