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Michelin accompanies Bugatti beyond 300 mph

Michelin accompanies Bugatti beyond 300 mph

6th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Last month, a Bugatti Chiron became the first near production car in the world to break the 300 mph barrier, after reaching an independently verified speed of 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h) at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany. The Chiron wore Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 – the world’s fastest street legal tyre – for the speed record attempt.

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First world record for Pirelli Collezione tyres

First world record for Pirelli Collezione tyres

4th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyres from the Pirelli Collezione range for vintage and modern classic cars have taken a first-generation Mazda MX-5 to world record glory on the 30th anniversary of the roadster’s launch.

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India’s largest OTR tyre – JK Tyre enters the record book

India’s largest OTR tyre – JK Tyre enters the record book

24th June 2019 | 0 Comments

JK Tyre & Industries has entered the Limca Book of Records – India’s answer to Guinness World Records – for having the country’s largest OTR tyre. This colossus is the VEM 045, a tyre that in size 40.00-57 stands 12 feet tall and weighs around 3.4 tons. JK Tyre introduced this specific tyre dimension as a fitment for India’s biggest rigid dump truck, a vehicle with a payload capacity of up to 240 tons.

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Nokian-equipped Valtra ploughs snow at 73.171 km/h

Nokian-equipped Valtra ploughs snow at 73.171 km/h

22nd August 2018 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres and Valtra have set the world record for snow removal with an autonomous tractor. The speed record was set in March 2018 using an unmanned Valtra T254 Versu tractor equipped with Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI tyres. Operated without a driver, the tractor ploughed snow on a closed road in Southern Finland at 73.171 km/h (45.466 mph).

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Michelin: Nordschleife record a technological challenge for its tyres

Michelin: Nordschleife record a technological challenge for its tyres

3rd July 2018 | 0 Comments

On 28 May 1983, the late Stefan Bellof set a new outright lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife when he propelled his Porsche 956 around its entire 20.832 kilometres in 6 minutes 11.13 seconds. This record stood until 29 June 2018 when another Porsche – the spectacular 919 Evo – was brought into play during the 919 Tribute Tour. With Timo Bernhard behind the wheel, the Porsche hybrid sped around the Nordschleife in just 5 minutes 19.55 seconds.

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Avon supports Bloodhound engineering adventure

Avon supports Bloodhound engineering adventure

10th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres has confirmed its sponsorship of the Bloodhound Project, centred on Bloodhound SSC, a supersonic car that is designed to go faster than the speed of sound. Avon is supplying tyres suitable for desert use to Bloodhound’s essential support vehicles and is also looking to produce a rubber tyre for runway testing of the land speed record car.

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World record for electric bus

17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

An electric bus, designed by Californian company Proterra, has broken a world record by travelling more than 1,000 miles on a single charge.

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Pirelli helps Moto Club Benelli set six scooter speed records

Pirelli helps Moto Club Benelli set six scooter speed records

1st September 2017 | 0 Comments

The Moto Club Benelli has set six new scooter world speed records at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats, in Utah, USA on Pirelli’s new Diablo Rosso Scooter tyre. The Benelli model 491 scooter with custom graphics by Aldo Drudi, was prepared by Bologna-based performance company, Malossi, using their 50, 85 and 100cc RC-one engine configurations, further enhanced by Jörg Möller.

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Video: Avon aids Bielicki set motorcycle burnout world record

Video: Avon aids Bielicki set motorcycle burnout world record

1st September 2017 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres’ Storm 3D X-M has helped Polish stunt rider Maciej “DOP” Bielicki set a new world record for the longest recorded rolling burnout on a motorcycle. Using a specially closed road near the Harley-Davidson dealership in the city of Rzeszów, south-east Poland, Bielicki set the record on his Street Rod bike, spinning the rear wheel for just under three miles. Watch the video below on Tyrepress.com.

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Zietlow thanks Goodyear for help during record-breaking Dakar to Moscow trip

Zietlow thanks Goodyear for help during record-breaking Dakar to Moscow trip

28th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Three days, four hours and 54 minutes – this is the time Rainer Zietlow and his team took to drive their Goodyear-shod Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDI from Dakar to Moscow. Zietlow, together with Russian blogger Peter Bakanov and journalist Georgy Gloube, arrived in the Russian capital shortly before 10am on 25 April, having passed through ten countries as they covered 7,995 kilometres (4968 miles) in record time.

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Nokian Tyres and Vianor help set new world record for the fastest car on two wheels

Nokian Tyres and Vianor help set new world record for the fastest car on two wheels

25th October 2016 | 0 Comments

A new world record for the fastest car on two wheels was set at Seinäjoki Airport on August 31st, when Nokian Tyres’ product development, Vianor’s professional pit crew and well-known stunt driver Vesa Kivimäki combined their strengths. The tyres on the record-breaking car had been reinforced with Nokian Tyres Aramid Sidewall technology and the new record was set at a speed of 186.269 km/h (115.742 mph)

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James Deane wins third European drift title in a row

James Deane wins third European drift title in a row

9th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Falken Motorsports drifter James Deane has secured his third consecutive Drift Allstars European title following a competitive season finale at the Máriapócs Circuit in Hungary on 26-27 August 2016.

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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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Rainer Zietlow sets trans-Eurasian record on Goodyear Wrangler tyres

Rainer Zietlow sets trans-Eurasian record on Goodyear Wrangler tyres

15th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Rainer Zietlow, whose VW Touareg was fited with Goodyear Wrangler tyres, has set a new world record for the fastest drive across Eurasia between Magadan, Russia, and Lisbon, Portugal. Together with cameraman Marius Biela and journalist Peter Bakanov, Zietlow completed this epic 15,200 kilometre drive in 6 days, 9 hours and 38 minutes. This beat […]

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