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.
Both the Cooper and Avon brands continue to place high performance at the heart of their passenger car tyre offer, with motorsport playing a key part in how Cooper markets and develops its performance tyres. As Associate Partner of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, the company’s ability to produce tyres that can be pushed to the toughest of limits, from the rough to the smooth, are showcased on a global stage – Cooper producing a unique tyre for what is a thrilling and challenging sport.
The twelfth and final round of the will take place in San Luis, Argentina this weekend, with the event deciding the first ever World Rallycross Teams’ Champion on Cooper tyres. The event features a three-way fight for the 2014 trophy between Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport, Ford Olsbergs MSE and Team Peugeot-Hansen. The entry list features 17 […]
As if going to Hell and back wasn’t enough for David Coulthard, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe reports that he’s now caught a fever. The tyre maker says the ex-Formula One driver and BBC F1 commentator returned from the third round of the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship, which he attended as an ambassador for Cooper Tire, with a case of ‘World Rallycross fever’ that has given him a new-found appreciation for the sport.
Exclusive FIA World Rallycross Championship tyre supplier Cooper Tires is taking a trip to Hell with its ultra-high performance brand ambassador, David Coulthard. The 13-time grand prix winner will attend the Norwegian round of the revived series in Hell, near Trondheim on 14-15 June. Coulthard will attend the event with Cooper, andwhile this occasion will not see Coulthard compete, he did not rule out participation in some form. The series championship has already attracted some big names, including ex-FIA World Rally Champion Petter Solberg, reigning British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan and Top Gear USA presenter and X Games star, Tanner Foust.
Cooper Tire Europe will begin its 2014 motorsport activities over the May bank holiday weekend, as the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 Championship begins at Rockingham Motor Speedway. The single-seater series has produced more graduates to Formula One than any other series.
The FIA World Rallycross Championship 2014 has been launched at the Franciacorta International Circuit in Brescia, Italy. The six permanent two car teams were present at the venue, which is new to the championship, as well as some of the individual Supercar entries, Euro RX and RX Lites competitors, revealing driver line ups and liveries ahead of the opening round in Montalegre, Portugal on 4-5 May. The series, which also announced that it would be televised around the world by 30 different broadcasters, including British Eurosport in the UK, announced that it will be supplied by Cooper tyres earlier in the year.
This year marks the debut of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, and Cooper Tire Europe has been appointed exclusive tyre supplier. Under the terms of three-year agreement signed with the ‘FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy’, or World RX for short, Cooper will supply tyres to drivers for all 12 rounds of the 2014 season and also over the coming two years. This year’s championship begins at the Pista Automóvel de Montalegre in Portugal on 3 May.