Firestone introduces new IndyCar rain tire 3,992 views By: David Malsher , US Editor 01/06/2018 06:17 Bridgestone Americas, Inc. today at Belle Isle, Detroit, launched a new IndyCar Firestone Firehawk rain tire for the first time in three years and it features an all-new tread pattern.
May 24, 2018 at 14:05 PM EDT BFGoodrich Debuts as Title Sponsor of the SCORE Baja 500 GREENVILLE, S.C. , May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BFGoodrich ® Tires will be the title sponsor of the SCORE Baja 500 on its 50 th anniversary run June 2 . The iconic desert race, known for technical course sections and tire-punishing terrain, aligns well with BFGoodrich’s commitment to creating tougher tires that win championships under Baja’s most grueling conditions.
Pirelli considering introducing simplified F1 tyre names for 2019 Lewis Larkam 24 May 2018 F1 tyre supplier Pirelli is considering simplifying the names of its compounds for next season, in a bid to make its tyre range “more understandable” for fans. Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli is considering simplifying the names of its tyre compounds to Hard, Medium and Soft for each of its three available choices per race next season.
Tires always have been a big part of the Indianapolis 500, but perhaps no more so than they were in the inaugural running in 2011. When watching present-day pit stops where tire/wheel combinations are swapped out in mere seconds, it’s hard to fathom that in the inaugural running of “The Greatest Spectacle of Racing,” dealing with tire changes was much more difficult.
As Donald Davidson, the historian of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, related to attendees at the 25-Year Club Luncheon during the recent ACS Rubber Division Spring Technical Meeting in Indianapolis, back then the tires actually had to be peeled off the rims, which weren’t removable, replaced and inflated—all using manual tools.
Giti Tire has become the Official Tyre Partner of the F3 Asian Championship, a new five-round, 15-race series Certified by the FIA. At each event the tyre manufacturer will provide all teams with two sets of GitiCompete GTR1 tyres, part of the company’s comprehensive range of competition racing tyres which are used in events around the world.
Falken Tyre will launch three new tyre models for three distinct applications from its stand (Hall 7, Area A) at The Tire Cologne (29 May – 1 June). The new tyres are the Euroall Season AS210 car tyre, the Euroall Season VAN11 for light trucks and vans, and the Wildpeak M/T01 4×4 tyre for off-road use.
The Yokohama Rubber Co., announced that its Advan racing tires were adopted as the control tire for WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup races, which will run through 2019.
Under the two-year contract, Yokohama will supply Advan A005 as the dry-surface tire and Advan A006 as the wet-surface tire for the races. The size of both tires supplied will be 250/660R18.
Continental Tire the Americas will begin a multi-year partnership with Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) at the start of the 2018 season. Continental Tire will serve as the exclusive tire provider for the Supercars, GRC Lites and Polaris RZR categories, as well as electric vehicles, beginning in 2019.
MILAN — More than 60 percent of the Formula 1 race tires Pirelli Motorsport supplied to the sport’s teams on race weekends last year went unused, according to figures the tire maker released recently.
An agreement signed at Autosport International last week seals Hankook Tire’s status as exclusive original equipment tyre supplier to Peterborough-based sportscar manufacturer Radical. Hankook tyres will be fitted to Radical’s road and racing models, and through the supply partnership Hankook will be represented in various international racing series in which Radical is closely involved.