The latest evolution of Pirelli’s Scorpion K gravel tyres received their WRC debut at Rally Turkey on the weekend, and delivered victory on this first outing. Pirelli-shod drivers swept the WRC2 class podium.
Bristol, Tennessee – Goodyear Tire & Rubber, in partnership with NASCAR, is planning to change the design of the race tires it supplies to the NASCAR Cup Series to a larger rim diameter, perhaps 18 inches versus the current 15-inch formula, by 2021.
The change would coincide with the introduction of NASCAR’s “Generation-7” vehicle design, scheduled to debut in the 2021 season.
Toyo Tire USA Corp has developed the Open Country SxS for side-by-side vehicles. It features traits of the Open Country M/T-R racing tire, but has been designed in a smaller package. The tire’s 32in diameter provides high ground clearance for tackling obstacles. A durable construction and advanced compounds developed through motorsport provide responsive off-road traction on rocky paths, muddy trails and uneven surfaces.
Yokohama Tire continues to add to its off-road racing legacy. The tiremaker announced it has partnered with Crandon International Raceway, making Yokohama the “Official Tire” of the legendary off-road facility.
“Yokohama is proud to have finalized our exciting new partnership with iconic Crandon International Raceway,” said Fardad Niknam, Yokohama senior director of consumer product planning and product marketing.
Volkswagen’s first fully electric race car, the ID.R has broken the electric-powered vehicle lap record on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, using Bridgestone Potenza tyres. The car completed the challenging 20.83km track in 6:05.336 minutes, beating the previous record by 40.56 seconds. Bridgestone custom-developed the Potenza tyres to help the ID.R navigate the demanding track in record-breaking time.
Cooper Tires has produced a new series of videos with ex-Formula 1 star and brand ambassador David Coulthard. In the new DriveTribe.com series, the tyre manufacturer challenges Coulthard to explore the role that tyres play in a range of extreme driving conditions.
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.
Mercedes-AMG Lewis Hamilton is bored. Nearly two dozen men and women swarm the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 car he’s poured into – it’s got more in common with NASA’s spacecraft than your average Subaru – but Lewis? He’s cool as a cucumber, waiting for the moment. It’s here. The signal comes, and he guns the engine mere feet in front of me.
Akron, Ohio – Bridgestone Americas Inc. plans to build a dedicated racing tire plant in Akron near its technical centre, company officials have announced.
The facility will replace an existing race-tire unit in the original Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. Plant One building, said Cara Adams, chief engineer at Bridgestone Americas Motorsports.
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.