Tag: track day

Nexen and Stapleton’s hold second Driving Experience

Nexen and Stapleton’s hold second Driving Experience

11th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Nexen has held its second Nexen Point Driving Experience in association with UK distributor Stapleton’s at Palmersport Autodrome in Bedfordshire, UK. The key draw at the 5 September 2019 event, which was attended by around 70 tyre dealers, was the presence of the new N’blue 4Season.

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A Michelin engineer by your side – market launch for connected tyre solution

A Michelin engineer by your side – market launch for connected tyre solution

4th April 2018 | 0 Comments

When it brings a new, special version of its Pilot Sport Cup 2 to market this month, Michelin will become the first manufacturer to sell a connected tyre solution for private cars. The Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect is a tyre aimed at amateur drivers who take part in track days and other circuit events. When paired with the newly-launched Michelin Track Connect solution, it can provide a wealth of real time tyre information.

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Avon Tyres becomes official tyre supplier to 6th Gear Experience

Avon Tyres becomes official tyre supplier to 6th Gear Experience

4th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres is the official tyre supplier for 6th Gear Experience, the UK’s largest provider of Supercar Driving Experience Days. The brand will supply its ultra-high performance ZZ5 for the majority of 6th Gear Experience vehicles, a tyre specifically designed for driving enthusiasts and high-end sports cars. The Avon ZZ5 has an A-grade for wet grip, the highest rating awarded under EU regulations, and offers exceptional handling, braking performance, and rolling resistance.

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Giti Tire extends evo track day partnership, focus on GT Radial SportActive

Giti Tire extends evo track day partnership, focus on GT Radial SportActive

2nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has extended its track day partnership with leading performance car publication evo into 2017. The tyre manufacturer will focus particularly on the promotion of the GT Radial SportActive, targeting all event attendees and evo magazine readers. Throughout the year five track evenings will take place, with three at Rockingham Motor Speedway in May, August and September and two at Bedford Autodrome in July and September.

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Aston Martin Valkyrie to fit Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 as original equipment tyre

Aston Martin Valkyrie to fit Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 as original equipment tyre

7th March 2017 | 0 Comments

The Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar will roll on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres in 265/35ZR20 front and 325/30ZR21 rear sizes. Michelin said the tyre “blurs the line between motorsport and road tyres”, as the latest generation of road-legal track tyres designed for UHP cars that are used on road and track. The Valkyrie’s high-power, high-downforce, low-weight philosophy represents Aston Martin’s attempt to redefine the limits of road car performance, and will put “unprecedented demands on its tyres”.

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GT Radial hosts dealers in Algarve demonstration of flagship SportActive tyre

GT Radial hosts dealers in Algarve demonstration of flagship SportActive tyre

8th February 2017 | 0 Comments

The GT Radial SportActive became available around a year ago as a new flagship tyre for the brand, distributed in the UK by Micheldever. Towards the end of 2016, Giti Tire held an event for its wholesale partner and a large group of its most successful dealers in Vilamoura, Portugal, with track-based demonstrations of the tyre’s capabilities at Portimao’s Autódromo Internacional do Algarve. GT Radial has leveraged a racing partnership before to market the tyre in the UK; it partnered consumer high performance driving magazine Evo for its popular 2016 series of track day events at the Bedford Autodrome, making its tyres available for amateur racing enthusiasts to try out on vehicles such as the Audi S3, Golf GTI, BMW 340i and Toyota GT86.

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Toyo Proxes RS1 full slick competition race tyre extends size range

Toyo Proxes RS1 full slick competition race tyre extends size range

7th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Toyo’s new full slick competition tyre, the Proxes RS1, was launched in the UK in time for the 2015 season. Its two 15” sizes (195/570R15 and 205/580R15) were joined by the larger 235/620R17, and now Toyo has added two 18” fitments to the range, 245/640R18 and 285/680R18. Toyo states that the tyre is its model for a large and growing market for specialist slick tyres, primarily amongst those that regularly attend track days or participate in club-level motorsport.

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GT Radial promotes SportActive UHP tyre with Evo track day partnership

GT Radial promotes SportActive UHP tyre with Evo track day partnership

19th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire is currently partnering with performance car magazine Evo for a series of track days. The manufacturer states that this “provides an excellent platform” from which to promote its current flagship ultra-high performance product, the GT Radial SportActive. Five events are held at Bedford Autodrome every year. With three track days completed and two more in the diary, including the popular How Fast? on 22 October with F1-style qualifying timed laps and leaderboard, the partnership is revving up.

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Sailun puts its UHP tyres to the test

Sailun puts its UHP tyres to the test

19th May 2016 | 0 Comments

Sailun recently invited a number of key customers from across the country to experience the performance of its tyres in track-day conditions. The event, run in association with well-known national wholesaler, Bond International was held at the Everyman Racing Driving Experience in Prestwold near Loughborough in Leicestershire. As well as being an excellent opportunity to demonstrate its products, the Sailun track day also presented the opportunity to take part in Bond International’s 50th Anniversary celebrations which are taking place this year.

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