Bridgestone forms partnership with Indy Autonomous Challenge

Bridgestone Americas announced it has formed a partnership with the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), a global competition among university teams to program a modified Dallara IL-15 racecar and compete in the world’s first autonomous high-speed, head-to-head race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). Bridgestone will serve as the exclusive tire supplier for the event, which is scheduled for October 23, 2021.

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Yokohama Enters New Porsche Race Series Partnership

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Yokohama Tire and Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) have announced a new racing series and partnership with the United States Auto Club (USAC).

Yokohama will be the official tire partner and presenting sponsor for the USAC-sanctioned 2021 Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama. Yokohama’s ADVAN A005 and A006 race slicks will be the spec tires for the nine-race, one-make series, which kicks-off March 5-7, 2021 at Sonoma Raceway.

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Continental: Interview with Alejandro Agag, CEO of Extreme E

Hanover, Germany, September 2020. Continental is a founding partner and, as of 2021, the premium sponsor of the Extreme E series. The technology company will equip all vehicles in the races with tires for the various events, which will all prove very challenging. In this interview, Alejandro Agag, CEO of Extreme E and Formula E, talks about the special fascination of the new format. He talks about the beginnings and the social aspirations of the innovative E-SUV series, but also about the partnership with Continental and the extraordinary importance of tires.

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Pirelli reboots its R&D to stay on track through the pandemic | Reuters

MILAN (Reuters) – When the coronavirus pandemic forced Italian tyremaker Pirelli PIRC.MI to temporarily shut its factories in March, R&D chief Pierangelo Misani needed a rapid rethink. With a new range of products due to be launched by early next year at the latest, Misani scrambled technicians and IT teams to get more research and development shifted online so locked down engineers could test materials and tyres virtually.

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Hankook Race Tyre Excels In Top Class Racing

René Rast was the man of the hour in the DTM, bagging a brace of wins at the first of two race weekends in Zolder, Belgium. Starting from pole, the Audi driver won Saturday’s opening race by a margin of over 18 seconds, ahead of fellow Audi racers Robin Frijns and Nico Müller.

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Porsche to launch Carrera Cup North America in 2021

Porsche will debut a North American version of its successful single-make Carrera Cup series next year.

The series will utilize a combination of the latest yet-to-be-unveiled Porsche 911 GT3 Cup  race car and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup N3 racing slicks. As with all national Carrera Cups worldwide, Porsche, through Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA), will manage the single-driver per-entry series. IMSA will act as official sanctioning body as well as manage scrutineering and steward on-track activity.

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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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