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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Pirelli boosts SRO link Blancpain GT World Challenge, Pirelli GT4 America Series

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Pirelli’s global motorsport partnership with promoter SRO Motorsports Group has been strengthened with the arrival of the Blancpain GT World Challenge in 2019. The global championship brings together the Pirelli World Challenge in USA alongside the other GT sprint series promoted by SRO throughout Europe and Asia. This brings the total number of SRO competitions supplied by Pirelli up to 12.

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Goodyear releases three new Ultra Ultra High Performance (UUHP) tires

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Goodyear releases a new range of three Ultra Ultra High Performance (UUHP) tires, branded Eagle F1 SuperSport, SuperSport R and SuperSport RS. Goodyear’s flagship performance tires, the SuperSport range, deploy innovative technologies and compounds that enable significant improvements to braking distances and lap times without neglecting more intangible elements of the driving experience, such as feedback during turn-in, under braking and approaching breakaway.

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Hankook presents new ultra-high-performance tire

Hankook Tire has launched its new ultra high-performance tire, the Ventus S1 evo 3, for passenger cars and SUVs.

Designed to give a sporty but comfortable ride in both dry and wet conditions, the tread of the tire incorporates innovative new materials, including high-performance natural resins, which increase grip levels. The high-grip, full-silica compound is processed using a special mixing technology, which ensures better distribution of the polymers and the filler material.

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Hankook chosen as exclusive tire supplier of F4, F3 Championship

Hankook Tire announced it was chosen as the exclusive tire supplier of Formula 4 U.S. and F3 Americas Championship ladder starting in 2019.

“We are extremely pleased to bring Hankook Tire on board for the F4 United States Championship and the F3 Americas Championship,” said SCCA Pro Racing Vice President Steve Oseth.

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Sidewall decals offered to customize BFGoodrich tires

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. has partnered with Tire Stickers L.L.C., a supplier of tire sidewall decals, to offer decals for five BFGoodrich tire lines.

In business since 2007, Tire Stickers produces sidewall decals for vehicle owners who want to customize the look of their tires.

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