Tag: World RX

Cooper Tire to supply 2019 World Rallycross Championship tyres for 6th season

Cooper Tire to supply 2019 World Rallycross Championship tyres for 6th season

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

In its role as the official tyre supplier and associate partner to the FIA World Rallycross Championship, Cooper Tire Europe will supply bespoke World RX tyres to all teams for the sixth consecutive season. This year’s World RX calendar consists of 11 rounds, taking the spectacle of World Rallycross all over Europe, but also into Canada, South Africa and the UAE.

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Manufacturers gain more time for World RX electric changeover

Manufacturers gain more time for World RX electric changeover

16th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The FIA World Rallycross Championship is to postpone the introduction of electric cars until 2021. The decision has been taken to allow optimal time for all manufacturers investigating the possibility of competing to develop their plans. Manufacturers will now have until 29 March 2019 to confirm their commitment to the electric format.

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Cooper’s rallycross supply increases global awareness of UHP products

Cooper’s rallycross supply increases global awareness of UHP products

13th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire’s involvement in rallycross as official tyre supplier and sponsor of the FIA World Rallycross Championship over the past four years is helping it to improve its European exposure as a supplier of high performance tyres, the manufacturer states. It describes the expertise it gains from the series as a critical part of its ability to produce tyres that can be pushed to the toughest of limits, but the growing popularity of the series, including dedicated coverage up 550 per cent compared to 2013 and reaching younger audiences via mixed media coverage, also provides a hotbed for Cooper to display its performance credentials to new audiences across the globe.

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Cooper unveils World RX-Edition Zeon CS8 UHP tyre

Cooper unveils World RX-Edition Zeon CS8 UHP tyre

30th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe launched a limited edition Cooper Zeon CS8 ahead of the Cooper Tires World RX of Great Britain at Silverstone. As the official tyre supplier and associate partner to World RX, Cooper was also the title sponsor of the new Silverstone round. The Northamptonshire track hosted World RX as part of the Speedmachine festival on 25-27 May.

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F1, World RX stars to join Cooper Tire at The Tire Cologne

F1, World RX stars to join Cooper Tire at The Tire Cologne

22nd May 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe will host Formula One star and ultra-high performance ambassador, David Coulthard, and rallycross world champion Petter Solberg alongside its full range of products at The Tire Cologne exhibition (29 May-1 June).

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Cooper Tires title sponsor of World RX of Great Britain

Cooper Tires title sponsor of World RX of Great Britain

4th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The first international rallycross event to be held at the Silverstone Circuit has gained a headline sponsor, and it is Cooper Tires. The event will henceforth be officially known as the Cooper Tires World RX of Great Britain.

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Cooper Tire ready for new World RX regulations

Cooper Tire ready for new World RX regulations

12th April 2018 | 0 Comments

For the fifth consecutive season, Cooper Tire Europe is the official tyre supplier and associate partner to the FIA World Rallycross Championship, supplying bespoke World RX tyres to all teams.

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Cooper becomes presenting sponsor, official tyre supplier of RX2 International

Cooper becomes presenting sponsor, official tyre supplier of RX2 International

12th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe has become the presenting sponsor and official tyre supplier of the RX2 International Series, the rebranded feeder series to the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Formerly known as RX Lites, the series has been renamed the RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires.

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EKS wins teams’ title in Cooper-supplied World Rallycross Championship

EKS wins teams’ title in Cooper-supplied World Rallycross Championship

2nd December 2016 | 0 Comments

EKS has clinched the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Teams’ Championship as team-mates Mattias Ekstrom and Topi Heikkinen racked up enough points during qualifying in Argentina – the final round of the season held last weekend – to scoop the coveted title ahead of Team Peugeot-Hansen.

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Cooper brings together football and motorsport in pendulum Precision Challenge

Cooper brings together football and motorsport in pendulum Precision Challenge

4th May 2016 | 0 Comments

A key marketing component of Cooper Tire Europe’s sporting sponsorships has been its Precision Challenge videos. In two previous instalments, the tyre manufacturer challenged players from Arsenal, to whom Cooper is the Official Tyre partner, to hit targets made of tyres. In the third such challenge, Cooper brings together drivers from the World Rallycross Championship, for which it is the exclusive tyre supplier, and three more Arsenal stars to compete in another difficult test of accuracy.

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Nascar victory rounds off successful year for Tamworth brakes and clutch supplier

Nascar victory rounds off successful year for Tamworth brakes and clutch supplier

4th December 2015 | 0 Comments

UK high-specification brakes and clutch manufacturer Alcon has experienced a successful 2015 motorsport season to go alongside its significant supply deals with Peugeot and Supacat among others. In late November, Kyle Busch claiming victory in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, and with it becoming the 2015 champion. Busch brought his Alcon-equipped, Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Toyota home 1.5 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, to crown yet another successful year for the Tamworth-based manufacturer.

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Cooper prepares for final European round of 2015 World RX Championship

Cooper prepares for final European round of 2015 World RX Championship

15th October 2015 | 0 Comments

The penultimate round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship – the last in Europe – takes place at the Franciacorta International Circuit this weekend, and both the 2015 World RX Drivers’ Championship and Teams’ Championships could be decided. Franciacorta, in northern Italy, will form the final round of this year’s FIA European Rallycross Championship (Euro RX), the Super1600 category plus the supporting RX Lites Cup. Cooper Tire is the exclusive tyre supplier for the series, and Paul Coates, general manager – motorsport, Cooper Tire Europe has explained the challenges for the drivers at the Franciacorta circuit.

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World RX tyre supplier goes to Hell with 47 Supercar entries

World RX tyre supplier goes to Hell with 47 Supercar entries

19th August 2015 | 0 Comments

After passing the midway point of the season for the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship, tyre supplier Cooper says the competition is heating up in Hell, Norway, with just six rounds to go. A record number of 47 Supercars will be on the grid in Norway, accompanied by 12 RX Lites competitors, all running on Cooper’s rallycross tyres which are specifically designed for the very unique demands of rallycross – a fusion of gravel and asphalt racing.

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Cooper ready to support World RX and RX Lites Swedish ‘carnival’

Cooper ready to support World RX and RX Lites Swedish ‘carnival’

3rd July 2015 | 0 Comments

The popular FIA World Rallycross Championship and RX Lites series, both racing on Cooper tyres, return to Sweden this weekend, in Höljes on 3-5 July. Previewing one of the most demanding rallycross circuits in Europe, Paul Coates, general manager – motorsport, Cooper Tire Europe, said: “The Swedish round at Höljes places some extreme forces on the tyres, with a sixth gear straight and quick changes from gravel to asphalt, plus the jumps.

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Cooper reports ‘electrifying’ World RX season opener

Cooper reports ‘electrifying’ World RX season opener

1st May 2015 | 0 Comments

The FIA World Rallycross Championship entered its second year in Montalegre, Portugal on 24 April, with the series again supplied by Cooper Tire. The manufacturer has also agreed to supply exclusively the supporting RX Lites grid in 2015. The World RX season opener began with a total of 52 cars, including 21 supercars with 600 brake horsepower, going head-to-head in Portugal.

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