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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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TOCA confirms 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship entries

TOCA confirms 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship entries

2nd December 2019 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship series organiser TOCA has confirmed 30 entries – the maximum number of TOCA BTCC Licences (TBLs) held by teams – for the 2020 season.

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Goodyear returns to German motorsport in 2020

Goodyear returns to German motorsport in 2020

22nd November 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear will accelerate the development of its motorsport programme in 2020 in several German race series. Following a period away from the top level of sport, the tyre brand will build on its long and successful racing history at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, where Goodyear will equip numerous teams in the VLN Endurance Championship and the 24h Race. Its racing tyres will also be used in the two racing series DMV GT and Touring Car Cup (DMV GTC) as well as the DMV National Endurance Series 500 (DMV NES 500).

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Vipal Rubber visits TCR Europe in Barcelona

Vipal Rubber visits TCR Europe in Barcelona

19th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Vipal recently took a group of customers to experience the TCR Europe – Touring Car Series Barcelona race thrills and learn more about their partnership.

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Hankook’s Ventus Race tyre supports wide variety of circuit racing series

Hankook’s Ventus Race tyre supports wide variety of circuit racing series

11th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Hankook has supplied several demanding series in 2018, including the DTM, FIA Formula 3 European Championship, 24H Series powered by Hankook, the VLN Endurance Championship, and the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, with the Ventus Race tyre.

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Kwik Fit named new BTCC title sponsor

Kwik Fit named new BTCC title sponsor

26th November 2018 | 0 Comments

When the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) returns for the 2019 season, it will have a new title sponsor. TOCA has announced that automotive servicing and repair company Kwik Fit is succeeding Dunlop in this capacity; Goodyear Dunlop will remain tyre supplier to the BTCC under its current contract, which runs until at least 2022.

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DTM, Hankook returning to Brands Hatch

DTM, Hankook returning to Brands Hatch

8th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Between 2006 and 2013, the DTM touring car series was a regular visitor to the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, and following a four-year hiatus DTM drivers will race there once again this weekend. Instead of using the 1.2-mile Indy circuit favoured in past years, the action in 2018 will take place on the full, 2.4-mile GP circuit.

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Yokohama-supported TCR UK series to commence at Silverstone

Yokohama-supported TCR UK series to commence at Silverstone

28th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Easter weekend will welcome a new touring car racing series to UK circuits. Having launched the partnership on its stand at Autosport International 2018 in January, TCR UK will begin at Silverstone with all competitors pushing their cars to the limit on Yokohama tyres.

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Yokohama selected as tyre partner for debut TCR UK touring car series

Yokohama selected as tyre partner for debut TCR UK touring car series

12th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama announced that it has been selected as the official tyre supplier to the TCR UK series at the 2018 Autosport International show, which continues over this weekend. The manufacturer expects the new touring car series to attract a great deal of attention from both teams and fans, with plenty of action-packed wheel to wheel racing a hallmark of touring car series. Several TCR series run around the globe, and the top competitors in the seven-event UK series are expected to join a global event towards the end of the season. TCR UK commences at Silverstone circuit on 31 March.

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More overtaking and intelligent tyrecraft – Hankook’s DTM slick for 2017

More overtaking and intelligent tyrecraft – Hankook’s DTM slick for 2017

5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The conclusion of this year’s DTM season left fingernails bitten down to the quick. With no less than six potential candidates in the running to claim the touring car series, the question as to who’d finish on top of the drivers’ championship table stayed open right until the chequered flag waved the end of play at the Hockenheimring circuit. In the end, honours went to Audi works driver René Rast, whose second-placed finish on the day pushed his season tally to 179 points, three points ahead of incumbent championship leader and fellow Audi pilot Mattias Ekström and six ahead of British driver Jamie Green, whose hopes of a championship win were dealt a stinging blow the previous day through a ten-place grid penalty for the final race.

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Kumho extends Australian V8 Touring Car support, tyre supply

Kumho extends Australian V8 Touring Car support, tyre supply

22nd November 2016 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tyre Australia will continue as the naming rights partner and official control tyre supplier of the Australian V8 Touring Car Series for a further three years, through to the end of the 2019 season. Kumho and V8 Touring Car organisers will also work closely to finalise an 18-inch tyre specification for the series, with a view to introducing the 18-inch wheels currently used in Supercar and Development Series competition into the category in 2019. The series will run on the current 17-inch rim until the end of the 2018 season.

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Italian touring car championship to run on Hankook tyres

Italian touring car championship to run on Hankook tyres

17th March 2016 | 0 Comments

Hankook is now the exclusive tyre partner to the Campionato Italiano Turismo (Italian Touring Car Championship). The tyre maker says its partnership with the brand new championship takes effect immediately and will be maintained for the “next couple of years.” The 2016 Campionato Italiano Turismo season commences in Monza on 22 May and incorporates seven race weekends. All of the 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder turbocharged saloons racing in the series will compete on Hankook Ventus Race tyres in size 260/660 R 18.

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New touring car series to race exclusively on Hankook tyres

New touring car series to race exclusively on Hankook tyres

4th February 2016 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire has been appointed exclusive tyre partner to a newly-established touring car series in Germany. The three-year arrangement sees Hankook supplying tyres to all cars competing in the ADAC TCR Germany series; in 2016 the tyre of choice is the Hankook Ventus Race, which will take to the circuit in size 260/660 R 18.

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DTM – no option tyre in 2015

DTM – no option tyre in 2015

20th October 2014 | 0 Comments

This year’s DTM season came to an end over the weekend, and the series organiser concedes that fans “weren’t 100 per cent satisfied” with the touring car championship in 2014. The first half of the season was a particular concern and Hans Werner Aufrecht, chairman of DTM rights holder and promoter, ITR e.V, says a number of measures will be introduced to add more pep to DTM races. One step that has already been decided upon is dropping the option tyre in 2015.

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