Yokohama to Supply Racing Tires for FIA World Touring Car Cup

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The Yokohama Rubber Co., announced that its Advan racing tires were adopted as the control tire for WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup races, which will run through 2019.

Under the two-year contract, Yokohama will supply Advan A005 as the dry-surface tire and Advan A006 as the wet-surface tire for the races. The size of both tires supplied will be 250/660R18.

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Continental and Red Bull Global Rallycross Announce Multi-Year Partnership

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Continental Tire the Americas will begin a multi-year partnership with Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) at the start of the 2018 season. Continental Tire will serve as the exclusive tire provider for the Supercars, GRC Lites and Polaris RZR categories, as well as electric vehicles, beginning in 2019.

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Pirelli expanding F1 tire portfolio — again

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MILAN — More than 60 percent of the Formula 1 race tires Pirelli Motorsport supplied to the sport’s teams on race weekends last year went unused, according to figures the tire maker released recently.

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Hankook selected as OE tyres for Radical range

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An agreement signed at Autosport International last week seals Hankook Tire’s status as exclusive original equipment tyre supplier to Peterborough-based sportscar manufacturer Radical. Hankook tyres will be fitted to Radical’s road and racing models, and through the supply partnership Hankook will be represented in various international racing series in which Radical is closely involved.

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Pirelli’s season of success on British shores

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In 2017, Pirelli supported a wide range of different racing and rallying competition in Britain, including GT racing, F3 and rallying.

As is true on a global scale, GT racing forms a key part of Pirelli’s motorsport involvement in the UK, and in 2017 the British GT Championship entered its second season exclusively supplied with Pirelli tyres. After the success of Aston Martin with Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam last year, the 2017 season in the GT3 class was all about Bentley versus Lamborghini. Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen were the men to beat early on in their Huracan GT3 thanks to great speed in the sprint races, but they were pipped to the drivers’ crown post by Rick Parfitt Jr and Seb Morris, who were particularly strong in the Bentley Continental GT3 in the championship’s endurance races. That included victory in British GT’s blue riband event, the three-hour Silverstone 500 race.

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Pirelli Launches Rainbow-Colored 2018 Formula 1 Tires

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Pirelli has announced its 2018 tire range, which include two new tire compounds, as well as a rainbow of new colors for next year.

The tires, announced ahead of the final Grand Prix of 2017, will one step softer than the previous generation. The lineup includes the new tires P Zero Pink hypersoft, which will be used in races where maximum grip is required, and the superhard tire, which will be colored orange. Pirelli’s hard tires will now be ice blue.

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Goodyear contract extension with NASCAR

NASCAR and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced a renewed sponsorship agreement that ensures Goodyear is the exclusive tire of NASCAR’s top three national series.

The newly signed agreement continues Goodyear’s designation as the “Official Tire of NASCAR” and extends an uninterrupted relationship that started in 1954. Goodyear and NASCAR’s six decades of partnership is one of the longest-running sponsor programs in any sport. In addition, Goodyear has been the exclusive tire supplier for the sanctioning body’s top three series since 1997.

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Toyo Tires unveils 20-inch Proxes Rr Dot competition tire

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Toyo Tires is rolling out six new sizes of its Proxes RR DOT competition tire including the first 20-inch sizes in the two-groove DOT competition tire segment.

The Toyo Proxes RR is designed for dry tracks. With consistent lap times and predictable handling, it is ideal for NASA and SCCA road racing, track days and high-performance driving schools.

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Toyo Tires, National Auto Sport Association launches GT Challenge

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Toyo Tires and the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced the creation of the Toyo Tires GT Challenge. This new class features equally prepared Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport and GT4 Clubsport MR race cars competing on 18-inch Toyo Proxes RR DOT competition tires. The inaugural race will take place during the 2017 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance.

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Goodyear pleased with Charlotte Roval tire test

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Goodyear pleased with Charlotte Roval tire test 3,907 views By: Lee Spencer , NASCAR Senior Writer 24/10/2017 05:43 Let’s get ready to Roval! In preparation for next October’s Bank of America 500, Goodyear tested several different tire compounds last Tuesday and Wednesday around the proposed 2.42-mile, 18-turn course. Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Jamie McMurray and Daniel Hemric participated in the test.

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