Balkrishna Industries Ltd has launched a new tyre–Sierra Max–in its ATV(All Terrain Vehicle) range, specially designed for racing racing vehicles whizzing through muddy areas, deserts, and over rocky surfaces. This tyre features a radial structure enabling a very agile drive along with a comfortable ride even under the toughest conditions. The special tread pattern provides for a large footprint on the ground ensuring exceptional front and lateral traction.
Kenda Tires has been named the Official Tire Sponsor of the off-road driving experience VORE Adrenaline Compound.
“We are happy to announce our partnership with the VORE Adrenaline Compound,” said Jimmy Yang, president of Kenda Tires. “VORE will be another platform for Kenda to prove the durability and performance of our light truck products as well as our ultra-high performance tires.”
Hankook Tire Co. is launching a new semi-slick tire for extreme ultra-high performance—the Ventus R-s4. The tire replaces the Ventus R-s3.
Ventus R-s4 is a semi-slick tire with maximized grip, durability, and handling performance perfect for both racing and general driving, the tiremaker said.
Turin, Italy – Pirelli is celebrating “110 Years of Motorsport” this year. Renowned for supplying top racing teams with high-performance tires, Pirelli first entered the motorsport world back at the end of the 19th century when the company’s founder, Giovanni Battista Pirelli, realized that motorbike races could serve as a testing ground for his consumer level products.
Yokohama has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement and is now the “Official Tire of the U.S. Spartan Race,” an exclusive branding designation at select obstacle course races across the U.S. in 2017, including the five Spartan Race U.S. Championship Series events that will air on NBC Sports Network and the 2017 Reebok World Championship on NBC.
Pirelli tire officials are confident Formula 1 fans will see more overtaking, more speed and fewer pit stops in 2017.
Some are worried that, as downforce increases dramatically this year, the shorter braking distances could mean much less overtaking. But a key criticism of F1 in the past few years is that the overtaking aid Drag Reduction System has ramped up artificial passing to the point that it is hurting the show.
Pirelli racing manager Mario Isola told the Spanish sports daily Marca, “Logic says there will be fewer overtakes, but they will be real. There will be no discussions for hours about whether the move was real or assisted. But also the show is not only in overtaking.”
Indeed, some believe that a big step forward this year will be the simplicity of the racing, helped by tires that degrade less and are less prone to overheating.
Shannon Campbell , Wayland Campbell and Jason Scherer swept the podium of the 2017 race. Shannon Campbell is the first racer to have won the King of the Hammers race three times. Erik Miller , JP Gomez, and Josh Blyler made up the rest of the top six. This year’s race was one of the closest in KOH history with Shannon Campbell finishing just 28 seconds ahead of his son Wayland.
In the automotive industry, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire was widely regarded as the best summer tire on the market. Almost every high-performance automotive brand would put the Pilot Super Sport on its highest-performing cars or at least have it as an option. And any enthusiast serious about lap times would do the same. However, Michelin wasn’t content on leaving it there. So the famous French tire brand went out and developed a new tire, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S.
We recently had the opportunity to go out to California to give the new Pilot 4 S tires a test on a variety of different cars, including the BMW M3/M4, Audi R8 V10, Ferrari California and Mercedes-AMG GT.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has been honored with a 2016 Good Design Award for the design of its Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 tire.
“The Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 is a breakthrough tire in the ultra-high performance category, with innovations that deliver incredible grip, holding the road at up to 1g in tight corners—a marvel of cutting edge technology for an all-season tire,” said Scott Jamieson, Cooper’s director of product management for North America.
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies selected the tire from thousands of entries from more than 55 countries.
The Good Design Award is one of the world’s most prestigious and longest-standing design award programs that recognizes new consumer products designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. The award is based on criteria such as innovative design, new technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility, energy efficiency, and sensitivity to the environment.
Group Michelin’s latest top-of-the-line high-performance tire, the Pilot Sport 4S, will make its North American debut next week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Launched in Europe in early 2016, the Pilot Sport S4 is described as the successor to the Pilot Super Sport, which debuted in 2011.
The French tire maker said CEO Jean Dominique-Senard will be on hand at the NAIAS to support the launch of the tire, which Michelin claims outperforms its predecessor in nearly every performance category.