Goodyear reflects on successful WTCR debut

Goodyear is celebrating a positive start to its WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup programme after a successful debut Race of Belgium to kick off the season last weekend. Teams and drivers were overwhelmingly impressed by the new Goodyear tyre, and the Goodyear Racing team is pleased with the beginning of this exciting new partnership at Circuit Zolder.

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Pirelli welcome further downforce restrictions

Pirelli motorsport boss Mario Isola welcomes the FIA’s move to reduce downforce levels on the F1 cars further for 2021. A combination of the teams rejecting the proposed 2020 Pirelli compounds and delaying of the new rules until 2022 means that in 2021, Pirelli will have to supply the same tyres for the third season in a row.

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Goodyear Unveils Unique Eagle F1 SuperSport Tyre for Pure Etcr

Goodyear has revealed the bespoke Eagle F1 SuperSport race tyre that will be equipped to all cars in PURE ETCR, the world’s first all-electric multi-brand touring car series. Goodyear is the exclusive tyre supplier and founding partner of this exciting new racing championship. The unique treaded race tyre for PURE ETCR is the latest in […]

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Michelin is demonstrating resilience through an unprecedented crisis

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124,000 125,400 1 Free cash flow: net cash from operating activities less net cash used in investing activities, adjusted for net cash flows relating to other financial assets, before distributions. 2 At period-end. Covid-19: impact of the health crisis on the Group’s financial position at June 30, 2020 Review of the information released by the Group during the first six months of the year On February 10, 2020, the Group issued its guidance for 2020 excluding any impacts from a systemic crisis caused by Covid-19. On March 18, 2020 at 6:10 pm CET, the Michelin Group …

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Goodyear Launches Exclusive Watch Collection With B.R.M Chronographes

AKRON, OhioJuly 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Goodyear (NASDAQ: GT) has combined a global licensing collaboration with a motorsport agreement to launch an exclusive watch collection with French luxury watch specialist B.R.M Chronographes.  This follows the recent announcement that Goodyear has joined forces with the Algarve Pro Racing team champion European Le Mans Series, who will be showcasing the B.R.M Chronographes.

The design of the timepieces will match the look of the Algarve Pro car, reflecting Goodyear’s fundamental association with motorsport.

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Pirelli Begins World Rally Championship Testing Programme In Sardinia

Pirelli will embark on its 2021 World Rally Championship campaign with two days of private tyre testing today and tomorrow in Sardinia: the first day devoted to gravel and the second day on asphalt. At the wheel of Pirelli’s uniquely-liveried Citroen C3 WRC test car will be Norway’s Andreas Mikkelsen, co-driven by his compatriot Anders […]

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Michelin to pursue sustainable motorsport despite Formula E exit

Michelin motorsport director Matthieu Bonardel has given his reaction to the announcement of a changing of the guard in the world’s premier battery-powered single-seater racing series. Despite Hankook’s move to replace Michelin as Formula E tyre supplier after the 2021/2022 season, the French manufacturer continues to believe that “sporting competition and sustainable mobility are inextricably linked.” Michelin was the tyre inaugural supplier to Formula E, which began in 2014/15, and has actively shaped the series as exclusive tyre partner ever since.

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Kenda Tires Partners with Championship Off-Road Tour

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Kenda Tires is continuing support of off-road short course racing and the Championship Off-Road Series in 2020.

Kenda is partnering with ISOC Racing to support the 2020 racing schedule and individual motor parks as a series sponsor.

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Continental Combines The Special-Purpose Tyre Segment Into A New Business Unit

Technology company Continental is combining its global activities in the special-purpose tyre segment. Effective July 1, the business areas of ‘Commercial Specialty Tires’, ‘Two Wheel Tires’ and ‘Hoosier Racing Tire’ are combined in a new “Specialty Tires” business unit.  As a result, from now on the entire Continental specialty tyre business will be developed, manufactured […]

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Michelin expands Sportbike tire range for road and truck use

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Michelin has renewed its entire Sport offering by launching four new motorcycle tire ranges this year:

  1. Michelin Power 5
  2. Michelin Power GP
  3. Michelin Power Cup 2 and
  4. Michelin Power Slick 2

“As the official tire supplier for MotoGP, Michelin is thrilled to provide an entire new range of sportbike tires for the track and street,” said Shane Messner, director of two wheel for Michelin North America.

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