BKT launches new All Terrain Vehicle tyre


Balkrishna Industries Ltd has launched a new tyre–Sierra Max–in its ATV(All Terrain Vehicle) range, specially designed for racing racing vehicles whizzing through muddy areas, deserts, and over rocky surfaces. This tyre features a radial structure enabling a very agile drive along with a comfortable ride even under the toughest conditions. The special tread pattern provides for a large footprint on the ground ensuring exceptional front and lateral traction.

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Kenda Partners with VORE Adrenaline Compound


Kenda Tires has been named the Official Tire Sponsor of the off-road driving experience VORE Adrenaline Compound.

“We are happy to announce our partnership with the VORE Adrenaline Compound,” said Jimmy Yang, president of Kenda Tires. “VORE will be another platform for Kenda to prove the durability and performance of our light truck products as well as our ultra-high performance tires.”

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Hankook Rolls Out New UHP Tire


Hankook Tire Co. is launching a new semi-slick tire for extreme ultra-high performance—the Ventus R-s4. The tire replaces the Ventus R-s3.

Ventus R-s4 is a semi-slick tire with maximized grip, durability, and handling performance perfect for both racing and general driving, the tiremaker said.

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Europe Racing Tires Market Report 2017


This report studies sales (consumption) of Racing Tires in Europe market, especially in Germany, France, UK, Russia, Italy, Spain and Benelux, focuses on top players in these countries, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player in these Countries, covering Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone, Continental, Hankook, Pirelli, and Cooper.

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber : The Akron Beacon Journal Bob Dyer column


Feb. 26–Forty of the best race-car drivers in the world will fire up their engines at 2 p.m. Sunday for the 59th annual Daytona 500.

Also known as The Great American Race, it is indisputably the premier event on the entire NASCAR schedule.

Normally, Daytona is a cause for celebration among race fans. But when this year’s contest begins, a bunch of area residents likely will be watching with tears trickling down their faces.

Their grief will be tied to special decals affixed to many of the cars in the field. The decals depict a Goodyear tire with the name Ryan Copeland, along with “1974-2016.”

You’ve probably never heard of Copeland, who grew up in Green and lived in Lake Township. But the folks inside NASCAR considered him a genius. He was a Goodyear tire engineer who, according to the crew chief for veteran driver Kasey Kahne, was simply “the best.”


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Cadillacs Dominate IMSA WeatherTech Sebring Winter Test


SEBRING, Fla.—The 2017 IMSA Sebring Winter Test is over. For two days three dozen of the world’s fastest sports cars bounced and blasted around Sebring Raceway’s 3.74 miles of cracked concrete runways and asphalt patches, laying down lap times which the IMSA management will use determine Balance of Performance for the rest of the season (hopefully.)

Thirty-four cars were entered for the two-day, four-session event, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23–24. Except for a bit of dampness in session one, conditions were perfect: warm, mostly sunny, and most important, stable, so that teams could adjust their cars to seek performance instead of trying to adjust to changing track conditions.

The race weekend also features the Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge Sebring 120, plus Mazda Prototype Lites, and Porsche GT3 Cup.

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2017 marks Pirelli’s 110th year in motorsport

Turin, Italy – Pirelli is celebrating “110 Years of Motorsport” this year. Renowned for supplying top racing teams with high-performance tires, Pirelli first entered the motorsport world back at the end of the 19th century when the company’s founder, Giovanni Battista Pirelli, realized that motorbike races could serve as a testing ground for his consumer level products.

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Pirelli says F1 will see more overtaking, more passing in 2017


Pirelli tire officials are confident Formula 1 fans will see more overtaking, more speed and fewer pit stops in 2017.

Some are worried that, as downforce increases dramatically this year, the shorter braking distances could mean much less overtaking. But a key criticism of F1 in the past few years is that the overtaking aid Drag Reduction System has ramped up artificial passing to the point that it is hurting the show.

Pirelli racing manager Mario Isola told the Spanish sports daily Marca, “Logic says there will be fewer overtakes, but they will be real. There will be no discussions for hours about whether the move was real or assisted. But also the show is not only in overtaking.”

Indeed, some believe that a big step forward this year will be the simplicity of the racing, helped by tires that degrade less and are less prone to overheating.

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Team Nitto Tire Sweeps the Podium at King of the Hammers


Shannon Campbell , Wayland Campbell and Jason Scherer swept the podium of the 2017 race. Shannon Campbell is the first racer to have won the King of the Hammers race three times. Erik Miller , JP Gomez, and Josh Blyler made up the rest of the top six. This year’s race was one of the closest in KOH history with Shannon Campbell finishing just 28 seconds ahead of his son Wayland.

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Bridgestone, Verizon IndyCar extend contract

INDIANAPOLIS—The organizers of the Verizon IndyCar Series and Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations L.L.C. have extended Bridgestone’s contract to supply the series with Firestone racing tires beyond the 2018 season.

The partners did not disclose the length of the extension, but did note that is a “multiyear” contract. Financial terms also were not made available.

In 2012, Bridgestone and IndyCar extended the contract through the 2018 season, continuing a partnership between the two entities that began in 1996.


“Firestone is part of the fabric of IndyCar and its commitment to evolving performance, innovation and safety in the Verizon IndyCar Series has been remarkable,” said Jay Frye, IndyCar president of competition and operations.

“The Firestone brand has been part of our sport for more than 100 years and continues to be an integral partner in the growth of IndyCar on and off the racetrack.”

Lisa Boggs, director of motorsports, Bridgestone Americas, said, “This partnership is integral to our marketing initiatives as it allows us to engage with fans via the unique, multi-faceted platform that the Verizon IndyCar Series provides, and we look forward to building upon the brand’s time-tested racing legacy.”

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