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Cooper Tire: We want to make British Rallycross the best in the world

Cooper Tire: We want to make British Rallycross the best in the world

13th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Just before Christmas, Motorsport UK announced it had selected Cooper Tire Europe as exclusive tyre supplier for the coming three British Rallycross Championship seasons, and as such is renaming the championship the Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy Presented by Cooper Tires. The tyre maker says it is “excited” to extend its motorsport supply portfolio.

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Cooper Tires exclusive for 2020 British Rallycross Championship

Cooper Tires exclusive for 2020 British Rallycross Championship

23rd December 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tires has been confirmed as exclusive tyre supplier for Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship. It takes over in this capacity from Toyo Tires, and as such from 2020 the championship will be known as the Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy Presented by Cooper Tires.

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Giti Tire returns as F3 Asia tyre supplier

Giti Tire returns as F3 Asia tyre supplier

23rd December 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire is returning in 2020 as the exclusive tyre provider and brand in the Formula 3 Asian Championship Series, a top-level formula competition of young racing leaders from around the world. Next year’s race calendar includes Giti’s international motorsports racing debut in the Middle East, with races featured on 10-11 January in Dubai and 17-18 January in Abu Dhabi.

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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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LMP2 – no tyre tender to keep two suppliers in championship

LMP2 – no tyre tender to keep two suppliers in championship

17th December 2019 | 0 Comments

As reported yesterday, from 2020/21 Goodyear will act as sole tyre supplier to the LMP2 category of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and European Le Mans Series (ELMS). We expected Michelin to be disappointed by this move away from open tyre supply, however, what came as news is that the tyre maker wasn’t even considered for the role of next season’s LMP2 supplier.

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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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Kenda partners with FactoryONE Sherco team

Kenda partners with FactoryONE Sherco team

13th December 2019 | 0 Comments

US-based two-wheel race team FactoryONE Sherco has chosen to partner with Kenda Powersports in a multi-year agreement that starts in the 2020 season. Under this agreement, Kenda becomes the official tyre company for the FactoryONE Sherco team and will provide team riders with tyres to compete in AMA Endurocross, Hard Enduro, GNCC, NEPG and more.

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Hankook becomes new DTM Trophy series tyre partner

Hankook becomes new DTM Trophy series tyre partner

3rd December 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook has extended its partnership with European touring cars, with another partnership with a promising new racing series. The new DTM Trophy will run on the Ventus Race tyre, with on-site support from the tyre manufacturer from the 2020 season. Hankook has signed a four-year contract with DTM umbrella organisation ITR, which will promote the new GT series. The new series will run as part of the support programme at seven rounds of the popular DTM series, which Hankook has supported as exclusive tyre partner since 2011.

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Continental & Spark Racing Technology begin Extreme E testing

Continental & Spark Racing Technology begin Extreme E testing

25th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Testing for the Extreme E off-road electric racing series began earlier this month at the Château de Lastours off-road proving grounds in the south of France. One question the tested aimed to answer during proceedings was how well the car and tyres work together. They also looked into any potential weaknesses in the electric race car’s physical and technical design, not least in its motor. The tests lasted several days and were run by Continental, tyre supplier to Extreme E, and Spark Racing Technology.

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Hankook Tire and the DTM extend partnership to 2023

Hankook Tire and the DTM extend partnership to 2023

1st July 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook will continue as the exclusive supplier of DTM for the next four years, having signed an early extension to its partnership contract with DTM marketer ITR. The tyre maker has been involved in one of the most popular international touring car series as official partner and exclusive tyre supplier since 2011. The new contract means Hankook will become the longest-standing tyre supplier in the history of the international racing series.

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Cooper to supply 2019 French Rallycross Championship tyres

Cooper to supply 2019 French Rallycross Championship tyres

1st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper has become the official tyre supplier to the French Rallycross Championship, a nine-round series, including traditional rallycross venues such as Dreux, Essay-Ducs, Lessay and Kerlabo. Cooper branding will be displayed prominently on cars, trackside and around the paddock.

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Pirelli: 4 more years with Formula 1

Pirelli: 4 more years with Formula 1

26th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli will remain global tyre partner of the FIA Formula One World Championship until the end of the 2023 season after extending its current contract – which lasts until the end of the 2019 season – for a further four years. Pirelli notes that the agreement to extend the partnership was “completed in a short timeframe” on the back of the “successful partnership over recent years.”

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Yokohama tyres for 65th Macau Grand Prix

Yokohama tyres for 65th Macau Grand Prix

2nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Rubber is to supply Yokohama Advan racing tyres to the 65th Macau Grand Prix, which takes place in the administrative region between 15 and 18 November. This is the 35th occasion that Yokohama has served as tyre supplier – it supplied tyres to this event for 33 consecutive years until 2015 and, after Pirelli’s tyre supply in 2016, resumed support last year. Yokohama Advan tyres will be the control tyre for the event’s main race, the FIA F3 World Cup, and for the concurrently held FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) race. In addition, they will be the tyre of choice for cars competing in the event’s other races.

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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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