Goodyear launches ‘ultimate all-rounder’ and new super car tyres

Goodyear has officially presented its next-generation Ultra High Performance (UHP) road tyre, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. Billed as “the ultimate all-rounder”, the tyre uses new technology to produce “significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling without compromising ride comfort or road noise”

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Nexen Tire Motorsports Kicks Off 2019 Formula DRIFT In Long Beach

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Nexen Tire America has officially kicked off the 2019 Formula DRIFT season with this year’s Nexen Tire Motorsports Formula Drift team. Nexen Tire Motorsports introduced its team at the season kick-off event – Formula DRIFT Round 1: Streets of Long Beach – April 5-6 with all drivers running laps on Nexen Tire N’Fera SUR4G street-legal drift tires.

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Pirelli P Zero Tire Named ‘Best Sporting Tire’ According To German Magazine Auto Bild

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Pirelli’s flagship tire has claimed first place in a test organized by German magazine Auto Bild. The magazine carried out a comparative test of 11 tires for its Auto Bild Sportscars publication – all of which were vying for the accolade of best summer tire. The size chosen by the German journalists to test was 245/45 R18, the fitment from which Pirelli identifies top of the range equipment. This is the market sector that the Italian firm is focusing on most.

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Vredestein launches “first” all-season UHP tire

Baden-Baden, Germany – Apollo Vredestein has unveiled what it says it the first all-season tire to be specially designed for the ultra-high performance (UHP) segment.

The Quatrac Pro tire will strengthen the company’s position in the European all-season segment, officials said at a 21 March press launch near Baden-Baden.*

Available in sizes from 17 to 21 inch, the tire is said to offer advanced level of handling and braking performance under both dry and wet conditions.

Compared to predecessor…

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Continental Tire Joins Stadium SUPER Trucks

Fort Mill, SC (March 22, 2019)- Continental Tire has teamed with SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) as a tire partner through the 2019 season. Organized by racer Robby Gordon, the SST Championship is an exciting race series where a field of versatile off-road trucks compete against one another on a circuit lined with man-made ramps for the ultimate display of jumps, launches, and grip.

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Tiremakers crumbling under car industry slump

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By Nam Hyun-woo Hankook Tire CEO Cho Hyun-bum Domestic tiremakers were hit hard by the backpedaling in the global car market, with the top three companies each posting reduced 2018 earnings, their reports showed Friday. Hankook Tire , logged 703. 7 billion won ( $623.8 million ) in operating profit last year, down 11. 3 percent from a year earlier Sales also declined by 03 percent to 68 trillion won during the same period.

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Conti to sponsor Extreme E off-road electric racing series

Continental is to sponsor the Extreme E off-road electric racing series. This new championship will take teams to the most remote corners of the world – from the Himalayas to the coast of the Indian Ocean – and will serve as a proving ground for the tire manufacturer to develop its tire technologies. Individual tires will be developed for the different terrains.

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General Tire secures NASCAR second-tier series tire supply contracts

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Continental Tire the Americas’ General Tire brand has secured exclusive tire supplier and official racing tire status with NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series, Pinty’s Series and PEAK Mexico Series for the next few years.

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Goodyear Unleashes Performance with New Eagle Exhilarate

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DALLAS, Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) introduced the Eagle Exhilarate, a game-changing, ultra-high-performance product that delivers on consumer demands, particularly wet performance. The all-new Eagle Exhilarate will offer outstanding…

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ATG showcases high performance flotation, high flexion tyres at LAMMA 2019

Alliance Tire Group (ATG) is showcasing the brand’s agricultural expertise at LAMMA, the UK’s largest agricultural and machinery show (8-9 January 2019, Birmingham NEC). It is displaying its row crop Agriflex 363 IF and the Agriflex 372 VF for tractors, the Alliance 389VF, Alliance 885 and Alliance 882 Agri-Transport radial flotation tyres for implements, and the versatile Multiuse 550. The Alliance agricultural tyre range is exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Kirkby Tyres.

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