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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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