Tag: rally

Pirelli celebrates 50 year partnership with Abarth 124 Rally

Pirelli celebrates 50 year partnership with Abarth 124 Rally

4th October 2019 | 0 Comments

In the 1970s, Pirelli and the 124 Rally were at the forefront of rallying. Half a century later, the two Italian brands are celebrating their historic association at the Abarth Days in Milan, the biggest European gathering for fans of the marque.

Continue Reading

Oxford Universities Motorsport Foundation rally car fits Klarius exhaust

Oxford Universities Motorsport Foundation rally car fits Klarius exhaust

20th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Preparing rounded future professionals for the demands of motorsport is often best achieved through a mixture of education and experience. Hence Oxford Universities Motorsport Foundation (OUMF) offers exactly these sorts of opportunities to young people, running a multitude of classic cars in some of the world’s most prestigious racing events. Motorsport isn’t kind to vehicle components though, so when the OUMF required a new racing exhaust for its Mercedes 380 SL rally car project, the UK’s largest manufacturer of aftermarket exhausts, Klarius Products Ltd, was ready to offer a solution.

Continue Reading

Pirelli International Rally marks Pirelli’s 50th anniversary in Carlisle

Pirelli International Rally marks Pirelli’s 50th anniversary in Carlisle

25th April 2019 | 0 Comments

50 years of Pirelli's association with Carlisle will be marked by the ceremonial start of the Pirelli International Rally taking place at its Dalston Road factory, with 19 British Rally Championship crews setting off with Pirelli rubber fitted to their cars this Saturday.

Continue Reading

Dmack marks eight years in FIA South American rally championship

Dmack marks eight years in FIA South American rally championship

22nd February 2019 | 0 Comments

Dmack is celebrating its eighth year as tyre partner to the FIA CODASUR South American Rally Championship. The tyre supplier states that the championship is one of the world’s most diverse regional championships. It has provided competitors with gravel tyres for a wide range of surfaces – from rocky gravel roads to clay and mud.

Continue Reading

Rising rally star Fossey to run on Yokohama tyres, renewing deal

Rising rally star Fossey to run on Yokohama tyres, renewing deal

12th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Rising rally star Ed Fossey will continue to expand his experience on Yokohama tyres in 2019. The 20-year-old has been retained by global tyre brand Yokohama for a fourth year in a row, with Fossey promising push the Japanese products to the limits in the search for impressive stage times and class wins in his Peugeot 208 R2.

Continue Reading

Dmack to take ‘full control’ of tyre production in Marangoni Rovereto deal

Dmack to take ‘full control’ of tyre production in Marangoni Rovereto deal

21st November 2018 | 0 Comments

Global motorsport tyre brand Dmack has announced that it will “open its own tyre manufacturing facility” in Italy, following a deal to use part of Marangoni’s Rovereto plant in northern Italy. The Carlisle-based brand said it would be “capable of producing up to 250,000 tyres per year” at Rovereto, with the “flexibility to tailor short production runs for very specific applications and to meet demands for control tyre championships.” The company adds that it wants to transfer its technical capability into racing by producing world-class products for the circuit racing and track markets. Most famous for supplying tyres to the FIA World Rally Championship since 2011, Dmack tyres were previously produced by Chinese manufacturer, Shandong Yongtai, which recently went into administration, before shifting to Cooper Tires’ UK factory in Melksham, which itself is set to reduce production by a half when it halts production of road-going light vehicle tyres next year.

Continue Reading

Success for Maxxis-supported Naylor at BTRDA Trackrod Rally

Success for Maxxis-supported Naylor at BTRDA Trackrod Rally

22nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Maxxis-supported rally driver Pat Naylor achieved back-to-back victories at the Trackrod Rally, Yorkshire. His first in class finish highlighted the synergy between car, driver and Maxxis’ R19 tyre, finishing the season in style.

Continue Reading

Yokohama-shod Hyundai heads to Wales Rally GB

Yokohama-shod Hyundai heads to Wales Rally GB

27th September 2018 | 0 Comments

After a successful season that has surpassed all expectations, Scottish rally team JJ Rally will head to the forests of Wales next week to compete in Wales Rally GB National Rally on Yokohama’s A053. Competing in a Hyundai i20 R5 piloted by John Wink and co-driver John Forrest, the pair will be using their debut experience of the event last year alongside their extended testing programme in 2018, which has seen them secure an impressive third place overall in the MSA Scottish Rally Championship.

Continue Reading

Connected rally solution joins Michelin’s motorsports portfolio

Connected rally solution joins Michelin’s motorsports portfolio

11th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Only recently, Michelin unveiled its first connected tyre solution that amateur driving enthusiasts can go out and buy for their cars. This is Track Connect, a system compatible with the newly-launched Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect tyre and now on sale in several European markets. A dedicated competition version has also been developed – the tyre maker calls it Michelin Motorsport Connect, and this solution will be introduced at the next rounds of the French Rally Championship between 13 and 15 April. Michelin Motorsport Connect will then initially be released in France, with prices starting at 400 euros, before being introduced elsewhere in Europe and the rest of the world.

Continue Reading

Rally success a highlight of Kumho’s motorsport year

Rally success a highlight of Kumho’s motorsport year

11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

A great deal of serious rallying takes place in Ireland, continually reminding us of the wealth of natural driving talent that exists on the island from which Paddy Hopkirk MBE emerged all those years ago. The conditions are often wet and slippery, and Kumho Tyres says this is a medium in which its competition tyres have frequently proved themselves the cream of the crop, adding that they often did once again in 2017.

Continue Reading

Kumho-shod McCormack takes outright honours at Roger Albert Clark Rally

16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Marty McCormack drove his Kumho-shod MKII Ford Escort to a memorable outright victory in last weekend’s Roger Albert Clark Rally, a drive some have called the toughest British special stage event of the last 20 years.

Continue Reading

Dmack to follow home rally victory with Rally Australia

9th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Dmack is preparing for the final round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship still basking in the afterglow of its debut FIA World Rally Championship event victory at Wales Rally GB. The Kennards Hire Rally Australia, based around Coffs Harbour between Brisbane and Sidney, will bring the tyre supplier’s most successful season to a close. Dmack describes Rally Australia as a demanding way to round off the championship, with a varied mix of high-speed gravel roads on offer.

Continue Reading

Yokohama sponsors ‘hardcore off-road rally based on Dakar’ in Sonora desert

1st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has become the title sponsor of the 2018 Sonora Rally. The fourth running of the popular “hardcore off-road rally” in Mexico's Sonora desert takes place 19-24 March.

Continue Reading

Yokohama-backed Ed Fossey takes 1400 BTRDA rally championship title

3rd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Former recipient of the Yokohama Next Big Step award Ed Fossey has secured his maiden championship in his first full year of rallying. Fossey won the 1400 BTRDA rally championship title at the Trackrod Stages rally in Yorkshire on Saturday, 30 September. After taking several class podiums already this season, Fossey and his co-driver Chris Shapre-Simkiss knew that a class victory in their Yokohama-shod Toyota Yaris would be enough to clinch the 2017 title.

Continue Reading

New WRC gravel tyre heralds ‘new era’ for Dmack

29th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Dmack has unveiled its first new gravel tread pattern for WRC cars in the FIA World Rally Championship in five years. The DMG+2 has been used since 2012, helping it into the lead in five WRC events and to win 47 gravel stages. It makes way for the new DMG+22 at Rally RACC - Rally de España, where Dmack tyres won their first WRC stage in 2012. The new DMG+22 tyre features the same tread pattern which has been used successfully in WRC 2 and WRC 3 this season. Dmack states the tyre should be more suited to the final three events remaining this year.

Continue Reading

Buy subscriptions, premium industry reports, and business directory entries in our shop. | Dismiss

[ + ]