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Robust performance for Pirelli gravel tyres at WRC debut

Robust performance for Pirelli gravel tyres at WRC debut

16th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The latest evolution of Pirelli’s Scorpion K gravel tyres received their WRC debut at Rally Turkey on the weekend, and delivered victory on this first outing. Pirelli-shod drivers swept the WRC2 class podium.

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Pirelli launches Track Adrenaline a Salon Privé

Pirelli launches Track Adrenaline a Salon Privé

6th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has launched its Track Adrenaline UHP tyre sensorisation and virtual tyre technician technology. The launch took place on 6 September at the exclusive Salon Privé supercar garden party at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. 2019 marks the fifth year running that Pirelli has sponsored Salon Privé. With Pirelli equipping more than 50 per cent of prestige cars all over the world, many of the vehicles seen at Salon Privé ran on the Italian rubber.

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Goodyear, Brabham Automotive unveil global partnership

Goodyear, Brabham Automotive unveil global partnership

29th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear and Brabham Automotive have announced a new partnership to collaborate across racing and road car developments. The new partnership both coincides with the return to racing of the Brabham marque and reignites a winning partnership that began in 1965.

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René Rast on course for title after victory in 500th DTM race

René Rast on course for title after victory in 500th DTM race

28th August 2019 | 0 Comments

René Rast claimed his fifth win of the season in the 500th DTM at Lausitzring and extended his lead in the Drivers’ Championship. Behind Rast, second to fifth places went to fellow Audi racers Nico Müller, Mike Rockenfeller, Jamie Green and Robin Frijns as the Ingolstadt carmaker secured early confirmation of victory in the Manufacturers’ Championship. In the Saturday race, Nico Müller won to close the gap on Rast, who was forced to retire with technical issues. Frijns and Rockenfeller were second and third to make it a one-two-three for Audi. Track temperatures were high for both races – up to 40 degrees Celsius on Sunday – while Hankook’s Ventus Race tyres impressed with a high level of grip on the smooth surface.

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Textar’s Newell & Wright Motorsport moves up to fourth in BTRC Championship

Textar’s Newell & Wright Motorsport moves up to fourth in BTRC Championship

28th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Textar-sponsored Newell & Wright Motorsport continued to progress in Division 1’s latest leg of the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) at Donington with driver John Newell now sitting fourth overall in the championship.

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Goodyear making ‘comeback’ at Silverstone with soft, medium WEC tyres

Goodyear making ‘comeback’ at Silverstone with soft, medium WEC tyres

28th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Although active within North America, including as exclusive tyre supplier to NASCAR’s top three series, the Goodyear name has long played second fiddle in motorsport to Dunlop in other parts of the world. This will change on Sunday, with the brand’s return to global motorsport at Silverstone. Goodyear says that after 12,000 kilometres of testing at seven circuits, it is “well prepared” for its comeback.

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Repxpert INA Torque Challenge winner sees Schaeffler win Brands Hatch DTM

Repxpert INA Torque Challenge winner sees Schaeffler win Brands Hatch DTM

22nd August 2019 | 0 Comments

Winner of the INA Torque Challenge at Automechanika in June, Eddie Nazarov, enjoyed a fantastic weekend at Brands Hatch, where he and his wife, Innes, witnessed a Schaeffler victory during round-six of the DTM Championship.

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Ronal Group adds ‘racetrack to road’ Speedline Corse SC1 Motorismo wheel

Ronal Group adds ‘racetrack to road’ Speedline Corse SC1 Motorismo wheel

21st August 2019 | 0 Comments

The Ronal Group has added the SC1 Motorismo to its Speedline Corse range in two special designs. The new wheel is an everyday, roadworthy wheel with racing character, the company states. It is particularly suitable for sporty vehicles and combines the necessary clearance for high-performance braking systems with approval for road use.

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World champion Noyce back on track with Bridgestone

World champion Noyce back on track with Bridgestone

21st August 2019 | 0 Comments

A motocross world champion has joined some of the sport’s brightest lights on Bridgestone’s Battlecross products. Graham Noyce famously won the 500cc World Championship in 1979 and to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his success, he will get back in the saddle of his Honda, fitted with Bridgestone Battlecross tyres. The rider will showcase the skills that made him a champion at the Farleigh Castle Motocross of Nations (VMXdN) on September 7 and 8, along with other household names of the sport.

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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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