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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Goodyear expecting contract extension with NASCAR for 2018

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tests for two NASCAR races scheduled for next season, including the playoff race at Charlotte, but it has yet to announce a contract extension for 2018. 

But Stu Grant, Goodyear’s general manager of worldwide racing said a new contract with NASCAR is imminent.  

“We have not finalized the agreement yet; that’s true,” Grant said Sunday before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. “We’re getting very close to a contract extension. But we are testing for 2018, we’re getting ready to build tires for the Daytona 500. We’re operating like we’re going to be here in 2018.” 

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Goodyear to test location of chicane at Charlotte

Goodyear Tire officials said Sunday part of the first day of their two-day tire test next week at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield road course will be spent determining the final location of the backstretch chicane. When the final design of the 2.4-mile course was unveiled last week, it included a permanently-designed chicane off Turn 4 and a temporary chicane entering Turn 3 on the backstretch.

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Motorcycling – Michelin MotoGP deal extended until 2023

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – French manufacturer Michelin will continue to be the exclusive supplier of tyres to the MotoGP world championship until the end of 2023 after agreeing a new five-year deal with commercial rights holders Dorna Sports. Michelin took over from Bridgestone at the end of the 2015 season after the Japanese company spent seven years as the first exclusive provider of tyres to the series.

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Michelin Replacing Continental as IMSA Partner

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Continental Tire the Americas is ending its sponsorship of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) at the end of the contract term in 2018. Michelin North America will serve as official sponsor of the series starting in 2019.

“The significance of this expanded partnership with Michelin, one of the world’s most recognized premium brands, cannot be overstated,” said Scott Atherton, IMSA president.

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Pirelli making ‘softer than ultra-soft’ tyre for 2018

Sunday 17 September at 10:35 Pirelli making ‘softer than ultra-soft’ tyre for 2018 Font size: Sunday 17 September at 10:35 : Sep.17 (GMM) Pirelli has committed to supplying softer tyres to F1 teams and drivers in 2018. Although the tyres are bigger this year to accommodate the much faster 2018 cars, there has been widespread criticism of the compounds — especially the hardest ones.

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