Tag: endurance racing

Falken Tyre to mark 20th motorsport season on Nürburgring: video

Falken Tyre to mark 20th motorsport season on Nürburgring: video

Tuesday 1st May 2018 | 0 Comments

Falken will contest its 20th season at the 2018 Nürburgring 24-Hour Race and subsequent VLN Endurance Championship. The Falken Motorsports driver line-up, which has been altered for 2018, are competing in its two GT3 cars, the Porsche 911 GT3 and BMW M6 GT3. Falken has also produced a video to mark the occasion of two decades on the Nordschleife “Green Hell”.

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Grasser Lamborghini wins Pirelli supported Blancpain GT titles after Mercedes win

Monday 2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

The GRT Grasser Racing Team claimed Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and overall titles with a third-place finish in the final race at Barcelona with its Lamborghini Huracan GT3. The result gave Grasser’s Mirko Bortolotti, Christian Engelhart and Andrea Caldarelli the drivers’ Endurance title, while Bortolotti and Engelhart became the overall Blancpain GT Series drivers’ champions, which also considers results in the Sprint Cup.

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Victories on Dunlop in two classes at Endurance World Championship opener

Monday 18th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The new season in the FIM Endurance World Championship began this weekend with the Bol d’Or at the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France with Dunlop victories in both classes.

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Audi seals 9th Blancpain GT series title on Pirelli tyres

Monday 18th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Following a closely-fought one-hour race at the Nürburgring in Germany, Audi claimed both the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup drivers’ and team titles, as well as the race win. The overall Sprint Cup drivers’ title went to Stuart Leonard and Robin Frijns, who also won the race overall in the #17 Audi R8 LMS. However, it was another Audi of Belgian Audi Club Team WRT that clinched the overall Sprint Cup team title, with Marcel Fassler and Dries Vanthoor finishing the race 10th to secure the teams’ championship: adding up to a highly-successful weekend for the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer.

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Dunlop extends BMW M235i Racing Cup partnership

Monday 4th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Dunlop has extended its partnership with the BMW M235i Racing Cup, described by product manager Dunlop Motorsport EMEA, Alexander Kühn as “the perfect entry point into the VLN.” The Cup began in 2014 and regularly features more than 20 cars battling in the most heavily occupied and extremely competitive class in the VLN and the 24h race on the Nurburgring. All BMW M235i Racing cars have competed for four consecutive seasons on the toughest race track of the world, racing exclusively on Dunlop racing tyres in the dimension 265/660 R18.

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Triple win and one-make GT podium for Dunlop at World Endurance Championship

Monday 4th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Some of the closest World Endurance Championship racing of the season was witnessed at the 6 Hours of Mexico, as Dunlop supplied the tyres to the winners of all three classes in which the brand was present. In addition all three steps on a GT class podium were claimed by Dunlop drivers for the first time since the WEC was formed in 2012.

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Falken wins a place on the podium at Grenzlandrennen VLN race

Monday 4th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Falken has returned to the Nürburgring podium at the 40th RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen, with the tyre brand’s Falken Motorsport team’s Porsche 911 GT3 R, driven by Martin Ragginger and Klaus Bachler following up victory for the BMW in July. In changeable weather conditions familiar to the Eifel region Ragginger/Bachler brought the Porsche over the line in third place at the second VLN Endurance Championship race of the season at the circuit.

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First Dallara victory marks 15th consecutive Dunlop ELMS win

First Dallara victory marks 15th consecutive Dunlop ELMS win

Tuesday 29th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Dunlop’s European Le Mans Series (ELMS) clean sweep continued in France this weekend at the 4 Hours of Le Castellet. The Dunlop tyres rose to the challenge of the Southern France heat, with LMP2 teams opting to largely double-stint with the tyre proving capable of up to four stints despite track temperatures exceeding 40 degrees.

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Dunlop anticipates strong return to WEC in the Americas following summer break

Dunlop anticipates strong return to WEC in the Americas following summer break

Tuesday 29th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The World Endurance Championship’s mid-season break is nearly at an end, but while many were taking advantage of the summer break, tyre supplier Dunlop conducted a test in the USA focussed on 2018 sportscar tyre specifications. The manufacturer states the findings will help its designers refine the models before track testing resumes after the current season.

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Trico sponsors leading team at Brands Hatch

Trico sponsors leading team at Brands Hatch

Wednesday 26th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Trico will sponsor championship leading team Tockwith Motorsports’ (TMS) Ginetta G50 in the Britcar Endurance/Sprint Championship at Brands Hatch on 29 July. Britcar is an endurance and sprint sports car series, which takes place around the UK’s major race circuits. The 2017 season is made up of eight events during the year. Race distances comprise of a 50-minute sprint race and continues into a 2-hour endurance pursuit at Britain’s major race circuits.

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Trico-sponsored team out in front of Britcar Sprint Championship

Trico-sponsored team out in front of Britcar Sprint Championship

Friday 7th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Trico will sponsor championship leading team Tockwith Motorsports’ (TMS) Ginetta G50 in the Britcar Endurance/Sprint Championship. Britcar is an endurance and sprint sports car series, which takes place around the UK’s major race circuits. The 2017 season is made up of eight events during the year. Race distances comprise of a 50-minute sprint race and continues into a 2-hour endurance pursuit at Britain’s major race circuits.

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Video: Vincent van Goor explains Dunlop LMP2 tyre development for Le Mans

Video: Vincent van Goor explains Dunlop LMP2 tyre development for Le Mans

Tuesday 13th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Dunlop has released a new video with senior engineer, racing car tyre development, Vincent van Goor explaining its tyre development ahead of this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. A record number of LMP2 cars will compete on the manufacturer’s rubber – 22 of the 25 entrants. All of the cars are racing on the La Sarthe track for the first time courtesy of new regulations for 2017. The race starts at 15:00 CEST on Saturday 17 June.

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Pirelli renews Le Mans Village On The Curves sponsorship

Pirelli renews Le Mans Village On The Curves sponsorship

Friday 9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has renewed its sponsorship of the Village on the Curves at Le Mans for 2017, as part of the Italian tyre company’s relationship with Porsche Club GB. The Village on the Curve is a camping village located on the Porsche Curves at the French circuit. Porsche owners flock to the village to enjoy the views of the track and community atmosphere.

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Dörr Motorsport and Giti Tire achieve unexpected 2nd in class at Nürburgring 24h

Dörr Motorsport and Giti Tire achieve unexpected 2nd in class at Nürburgring 24h

Friday 9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire participated in the 45th ADAC Zurich 24h Race at the Nürburgring partnership with Team Dörr, one of Germany’s most experienced motorsport companies, finishing second in the SP8 class and 40th overall. Its fastest lap time was 09:11.087 minutes. The team’s Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo gained pole position in its class after qualifying but had its winning chances snatched away with a broken drive shaft with two hours remaining. The relationship with Team Dörr dates back to January 2017.

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Successful Nürburgring 24h for Dunlop as Land Motorsport Audi takes victory

Successful Nürburgring 24h for Dunlop as Land Motorsport Audi takes victory

Wednesday 31st May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Nürburgring 24h Race saw Dunlop continue its good form in endurance racing, securing its 18th victory after a close battle between Land Motorsport Audi and WRT Audi. Aston Martin, with whom Dunlop has recently enjoyed a productive endurance partnership, took the SP8 class win with its Vantage GT8.

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