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 […]
Michelin has renewed its entire Sport offering by launching four new motorcycle tire ranges this year:
- Michelin Power 5
- Michelin Power GP
- Michelin Power Cup 2 and
- 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.
Goodyear’s comeback to world championship motorsport has been marked already with with wins in the FIA World Endurance Championship and a new partnership with the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup. But with the suspension of live motorsport, the brand has entered another world of motorsport for the first time, moving into virtual racing. The two major track series follow Goodyear’s entrance into the European Truck Racing Championship Digital Racing Challenge and the eNASCAR league.
Following the recent publication of the first part of this year’s Formula 1 calendar, Pirelli has announced the compounds for the initial eight races of the 2020 Formula 1 season.
PARIS—Goodyear has landed the tire supply contract for a new touring-car-based electric-vehicle racing series that’s being organized by Eurosport Events, the promoter of the FIA World Touring Car Cup and other motorsports series.
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.