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Pirelli: WRC tyre supply confirms “leadership in world motorsport”

Pirelli: WRC tyre supply confirms “leadership in world motorsport”

23rd December 2019 | 0 Comments

The era of Michelin tyres dominating the World Rally Championship (WRC) is drawing to a close. The FIA has chosen Pirelli as sole tyre supplier for the WRC from 2021 to 2024. With its selection, Pirelli sees itself at “the top of motorsport” thanks to its exclusive tyre supply to both the leading rally and single seater racing championships. “These successful campaigns confirm Pirelli’s leadership in world motorsport,” comments the tyre maker.

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Goodyear official WTCR tyre supplier from 2020

Goodyear official WTCR tyre supplier from 2020

23rd December 2019 | 0 Comments

As of next season, Goodyear will take over from Yokohama as official tyre supplier to the WTCR - FIA World Touring Car Cup. Following an official FIA tender, Goodyear will partner with the series for the three years covering the 2020-2022 seasons.

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Goodyear sole tyre supplier to LPM2 category of WEC, ELMS

Goodyear sole tyre supplier to LPM2 category of WEC, ELMS

16th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear is to serve as official tyre supplier to the LMP2 category of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and European Le Mans Series (ELMS). This arrangement follows the decision made by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) to appoint a single tyre supplier for the Le Mans Prototype class.

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Pirelli: Several different factors behind retention of 2019 F1 tyres

Pirelli: Several different factors behind retention of 2019 F1 tyres

11th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the Formula 1 teams’ unanimous rejection of Pirelli’s proposed 2020 tyre specifications, the tyre maker has confirmed its intention to supply 2019 specification tyres to the 2020 F1 World Championship. Pirelli says it, the FIA and the F1 teams took “several different factors” into account in reaching this decision.

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F1 vote rejects Pirelli 2020-spec tyres – 2021 18” plan ‘not affected’

F1 vote rejects Pirelli 2020-spec tyres – 2021 18” plan ‘not affected’

10th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Speculation that the Formula One teams may reject Pirelli’s 2020 tyre specifications has been confirmed. The FIA announced that teams voted unanimously against adopting the new 2020 specification rubber following the final test of the season in Abu Dhabi. Pirelli representatives have told Tyrepress that the FIA decision does not affect Pirelli’s future tyre developments. The exclusive tyre supplier plans to move to 18-inch tyres in the 2021 season.

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Todt: 2 bids for F1 tyre supply

3rd September 2018 | 0 Comments

During last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, Jead Todt disclosed that a second tyre maker has expressed interest in becoming exclusive Formula 1 tyre supplier for the 2020 to 2023 seasons. He didn’t reveal the company’s name – he claimed not to have the information at hand – however we confirmed it wasn’t Michelin.

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Conditions still don’t seem right for a Michelin return to F1

Conditions still don’t seem right for a Michelin return to F1

30th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The FIA is currently seeking tenders for tyre supply to the Formula One World Championship between 2020 and 2023. As expected, talk in motorsport circles has returned to the possibility of Michelin throwing its hat into the ring. The French tyre maker is open to the prospect of acting as sole tyre supplier, as requested by the FIA tender, provided that “a technical challenge was involved.” Yet other FIA conditions continue to place stumbling blocks in the way of a Michelin return.

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Goodyear helps Volvo Trucks break two world speed records

Goodyear helps Volvo Trucks break two world speed records

24th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Volvo Trucks vehicle “The Iron Knight” has broken two world speed records for trucks on Goodyear tyres. The company’s rubber helped the 4.5 tonne, 2,400 horsepower truck achieve an average speed of 169.09 km/h (105 mph) in a time of 21.29 seconds, over 1,000 meters from a standing start. The Iron Knight also beat the record for the 500 metre distance, at 131.29 km/h (81.6 mph) in 13.71 seconds from a standing start. During the record runs The Iron Knight reached a top speed of 276 km/h (171.5 mph).

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Michelin to introduce Pilot Sport FW2 WRC rain tyre

Michelin to introduce Pilot Sport FW2 WRC rain tyre

2nd August 2016 | 0 Comments

Michelin will introduce a new iteration of its FIA World Rally Championship full wet tyre, developed for use on asphalt rounds, at the ADAC Rallye Deutschland on 18-21 August. The new Pilot Sport FW2 (FW stands for “full wet”) features a higher water clearance capacity and a contact patch double the size of its predecessor. The German event is the first of four consecutive sealed-surface events, which also include October’s RallyRACC Catalunya-Rally de España.

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WRC pondering a return to control tyre

11th July 2016 | 0 Comments

For the last five years competitors in the World Rally Championship have been free to compete on any brand of tyre registered with the FIA, and newcomer Dmack has shown itself to be a worthy competitor to factory team supplier Michelin – at the start of this month, the brand secured its best ever WRC result and first podium finish. The days of open tyre competition may be numbered, however. Autosport.com writes that the WRC may return to a control tyre for next year’s season.

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Michelin ready with next-generation Formula E tyres

Michelin ready with next-generation Formula E tyres

29th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Launched in September 2014, the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship an on 18-inch, patterned Michelin Pilot Sport EV tyres. Work on developing new tyres for the second Formula E season had already begun when the FIA asked Michelin to continue with the same-spec tyre for the season in order to enable teams use a known tyre when developing their cars to meet new, less restrictive technical regulations. Work on the second-generation tyre nevertheless continued, and Michelin Motorsport says this means “two steps forward will have been taken” in regards to tyre development when its new tyre finally debuts at the start of the third Formula E season.

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Pirelli signs new FIA Action for Road Safety campaign agreement

Pirelli signs new FIA Action for Road Safety campaign agreement

22nd June 2016 | 0 Comments

The FIA and Pirelli have signed a new four-year agreement in support of the FIA’s Action for Road Safety campaign. As a global partner of the campaign, Pirelli will promote the FIA’s ‘10 Golden Rules’ for road safety through all of its networks. Pirelli will also organise training programmes, as well as projects to raise awareness on safe driving, in collaboration with a selection of FIA Member Clubs.

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Goodyear continues as exclusive FIA European Truck Racing tyre supplier

Goodyear continues as exclusive FIA European Truck Racing tyre supplier

27th January 2016 | 0 Comments

The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has chosen Goodyear as the exclusive tyre partner for the FIA European Truck Racing Championship for the next three years. The partnership extends and expands Goodyear’s long involvement in the series for which it has been producing special developed truck racing tyres since 2004. The tyre manufacturer was rewarded for the proven performance of its tyres with the renewal of its contact, which makes Goodyear a partner of the newly formed ETRA Promotion GmbH (ETRA) – the series’ new promotor.

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New slick tyre extends Pirelli F1 range, 3 compounds available per race weekend

New slick tyre extends Pirelli F1 range, 3 compounds available per race weekend

4th December 2015 | 0 Comments

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has formally approved new 2016 tyre regulations for Formula One, including an extended slick range and the availability of three compounds per race weekend, at its meeting in Paris. Exclusive tyre supplier Pirelli will introduce a new slick compound, the P Zero Purple ultrasoft, which was tested in Abu Dhabi following the conclusion of the 2015 season. It takes its place as the softest compound, with the existing designations retained. Rules regarding intermediate and wet tyres remain unchanged.

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Michelin Pilot Sport EV ‘consistent’ for Formula E in Malaysian humidity

Michelin Pilot Sport EV ‘consistent’ for Formula E in Malaysian humidity

10th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s Pilot Sport EV has helped Formula E to overcome difficult weather conditions in Putrajaya, Malaysia, despite temperatures in excess of 30°C, a track temperature of almost 50°C and humidity levels of between 60 and 90 per cent. Round 2 of the 2015/2016 Formula E ePrix featured the same format as 2014, with a 12-turn, 2.5km track and the start brought forward by two hours to 2:04pm local time in order to minimise the threat of wet weather. Torrential rain swept over the city an hour after the chequered flag was shown. The hot, damp conditions made the day hard not only for the drivers, but also for the battery of their all-electric single-seater racing cars.

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