Pirelli has announced that its new P Zero Experience supercar track day, run in association with Salon Privé, will take place between 2 and 3 June 2020 in the UK. The event features driving, premium hospitality and of course and exquisite cars. Initially launched in France 10 years ago, the events now take place at Italy’s famous Mugello circuit, the Yas Marina track in Abu Dhabi and the famous Hockenheimring in Germany. This year the home of British motorsport, Silverstone, joins the line-up.
AKRON — The interaction between the tire industry and the world’s motorsport community has undergone a seismic shift in the past few years that will result in nearly all of the major racing series committing to a single tire supplier situation.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Automobile Racing Club of America has extended and expanded its four-year-old exclusive tire supplier agreement with Continental Tire the Americas’ General Tire brand for five more seasons.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates—The 10 teams competing in the global Formula 1 racing championship have voted unanimously to continue using 2019-specification Pirelli racing tires in 2020.
Goodyear will be the official tyre supplier to two top teams in the upcoming Dakar Rally . The rally returns to its roots in the desert on 5 January in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the shift to a new continent presents new challenges to tyre suppliers, drivers and vehicles. The 2020 rally will run over sand dunes, rocky canyons and wadis or dry riverbeds, all on standard truck tyres.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.—Giti Tire USA is planning to return to Formula Drift next year with its GT Radial brand after a three-year hiatus.
GT Radial will return to Formula Drift, North America’s professional drifting competition, in 2020 after competing from 2014-2016.
“There’s a lot of great things happening at GT Radial, a tire brand that has been rolling on American roads for 25 years now,” said Thomas Okihisa, director of marketing for Giti Tire USA.
Goodyear has taken its first win since its return to international motorsport in 2019 at the third round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Shanghai. The Jota Sport Oreca of Roberto Gonzales, Anthony Davidson and Antonio Felix da Costa won after a race-long battle with its sister Goodyear-shod Jackie Chan DC Racing car of Ho-Pin Tung, Gabriel Aubry and Will Stevens.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Bridgestone Americas Inc. has promoted Cara Adams to director, race tire engineering and production for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Firestone Racing.
In her expanded leadership role, the firm said Adams will oversee the race tire production process from product design and development to manufacturing and management.
Toyo Tires continues to support USAD 25 Hours of Thunderhill with its on-site VIP Track Services and Hospitality for Racers and Teams.
The 25 Hours is the longest endurance road race in North America and Toyo Tires is celebrating its eighth year supporting the event.