The Coventry MotoFest will make the city the first in the UK to stage competitive motorsport on public roads, and Sumitomo global brand Falken has added its support to the event. The manufacturer’s drift team has become the first to announce that it will perform at MotoFest on 29-31 May 2015.
Maxxis managing director, Derek McMartin says that the company’s established motorsport partnerships give it a great platform for the development of its range of off-road and high performance tyres. “Being able to support some of the greatest motorsport drivers in Europe means that we are able to push our tyres to their limits, whilst continuing […]
Nankang Tyre UK has confirmed its presence at TRAX on Sunday, 7 September at Silverstone. Expected to host around 18,000 visitors, the “Ultimate Performance Car Event” will showcase performance and modified cars, as well as Time Attack and British Drift Championship rounds, in which Nankang Tyre Drift Team Super Pro drivers will compete. Nankang is […]
Team Aerokit Nexen’s 14-year-old debutant Jack Shanahan has claimed victory in the super-pro class of the Maxxis Tyres British Drift Championship’s opening round at Lydden Hill. Shanahan became the youngest ever competitor in the BDC, and his victory was registered against 90 other drivers representing 40 teams. Video from the event is available below, and on Team Aerokit’s social media channels.
UK wheel distributor Wheelwright has released a new product in its private brand Calibre range which offers performance tuned for drifting. Developed in association with British Drift Championship SuperPro champion Michael Marshall from Team MNM, the Calibre 7Twenty features a seven spoke design and “monobloc” casting for increased strength and lightness. The wheel’s look alludes […]
Acorn Infinity Motorsport (AIM) introduced three new race cars for the 2014 British Drift Championship at the UK’s premier motorsport show, Autosport International, recently held at the NEC Birmingham. Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni and his new Nissan S13 participated on the Lydden Hill Race Circuit stand throughout the four days, while in Hall 9, Mark Lappage […]
Maxxis International is to launch its latest generation high performance tyre at Autosport International, as well as showcasing the motorsport vehicles it supports. The new tyre, the VS01, which is an updated version of the MAS2, ensures that Maxxis’ range of tyres covers the latest performance car marques, making it one of the most desired high performance tyres at the moment.
With the sport still growing in the UK and trying to attract new talent, the attractiveness of the series to tyre suppliers is equally important. Title sponsor of the British Drift Championship and supplier to one of its major teams Japspeeed, Maxxis explains how it is helping the sport to thrive and grow as part of the UK motorsport calendar.
Acorn Infinity Motorsport has announced the signing of ex-Team Japspeed driver Stephen Biagioni, for the 2013 Maxxis British Drift Championship. The news follows details of the team’s plans to compete in all three classes in this year’s championship, doubling the number of cars competing to four; the man known as “Baggsy” finished fifth out of 33 competitors in the 2012 series’ Super Professional class, helping Japspeed claim the Team Championship. In 2013 he joins founding members Mark Lappage and Ian Waddington, and new academy driver in the Semi Professional class, Martyn Lowe in the expanded Acorn Infinity Motorsport team, which will look to improve on its fourth-place finish in 2012.
Infinity is increasing its involvement with the Acorn Motorsport team in the 2013 Maxxis British Drift Championship. Reflecting the company’s sponsorship and race tyre support, the team will compete in the 2013 championship under the new banner of Acorn Infinity Motorsports. AIM will run double the number of cars this season to four, challenging in all three classes – Semi Professional, Professional and Super Professional – with the goal of improving on last year’s fourth position in the constructor’s table.
Lassa Tyres reports that it is continuing to increase its exposure amongst football fans and supporters of the English Premier League (EPL) with further sponsorship. This means Lassa will feature on LED advertising boards around the perimeter of the pitch during 19 away games of teams such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal.
Infinity Tyres has supplied its INF-05 tyre to the Acorn Motorsport Division team it sponsors in the Maxxis British Drift Championship this year. Its drivers, Ian Waddington and Mark Lappage achieved third and second positions in the Semi Professional and Professional classes respectively, both of which comprised 40 competitors in 2012, while AMD finished fourth in the Constructors Championship. Infinity is pleased with this “creditable” performance, especially considering it was achieved with two cars rather than the three most competitors enter. The concluding fifth and final rounds of the BDC at Knockhill Race Circuit saw Lappage climb into second place overall in the Pro Class, while Waddington held off challengers to claim the third podium position in the Semi-Pro final standings.
Tyre manufacturer Maxxis will be completing a programme of activities at this year’s Top Gear Live, at Birmingham’s NEC from October 25-28, where Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond and their racing driver colleague, The Stig, will be joined by guest drivers and awe inspiring vehicles in the Live Action Arena and Track. Maxxis will seek to raise its profile with a stand in the automotive exhibition. The company says the stand is designed to highlight its strength in depth in car and motorcycle tyres. Also, the ubiquitous Maxxis Babes will be on hand to mingle with fans and pose for photos.
Infinity Tyres is promising something special at Brityrex; at the main entrance to the Show in Event City, Acorn Motorsports, sponsored by Infinity, will be unveiling its latest 2013 season drift car.
In the British Drift Championship, Infinity has successfully partnered the Acorn Motorsports Division team, and as part of this very close relationship, AMD will be delighted to demonstrate to Brityrex visitors the success and benefits of running on Infinity tyres.
Acorn Motorsport Division (AMD), backed by Infinity Tyres has claimed victory in the Pro Class of the Maxxis Tyres British Drift Championship at the Teesside Autodrome. Mark Lappage secured the top step of the podium in mixed weather conditions over the weekend. “To get my first ever win under my belt is truly inspiring. It’s given me the confidence to know the car is good enough to beat everyone so I will keep pushing to match these results in the future,” said Lappage in reference to his victory.