A few days with Michelin at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Before I headed out to Le Mans, someone told me that it’s the Oscars of racing. I had never been to the 24 hrs of Le Mans, but I’d had the opportunity to attend the 24 hrs of Nurburgring 5 times in the last 10 years. So in a way, I knew what to expect from the event. But little I did I know just how spectacular and different from Nurburgring it would turn out to be.

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Yokohama becomes official tire of HPA

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SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corp. has a new partnership with Horsepower Adventures (HPA), a specialized off-road driving experience company, operating on Mexico’s Baja peninsula.

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Tires are the trickiest aspect of Formula One, Lance Stroll says

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When you’re a driver in today’s Formula One, your life is all about tires. Nobody knows this more than Canadian rookie Lance Stroll, who readily admits that the Pirelli boots on his Williams race car continue to be his Achilles heel as he navigates his first F1 season. “It’s been the trickiest thing for me. You have to adapt your driving style so the tires are happy,” said Stroll …

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Firestone has been making Indy 500 tires for over 100 years

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – You may be making the trek to Indiana this weekend for the annual Indianapolis 500 where the world’s top auto racers and hundreds of thousands of people will gather on Sunday. Firestone brand tires are of the official tires of the Indy 500, a brand under the Bridgestone umbrella. They’ve been supporting Indy cars for more than 100 years, even since the first official race in 1911.

 

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Summer Tire Safety: Jody Devere Interviews Legend Johnny Unser at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway #Indy500

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Summer means more driving, especially for young adults and teens. That means tire safety becomes very important: after all, tires are the only part of your vehicle that touch the road! A national survey reveals only 17% of drivers today know the basics of tire safety, including how to check tire pressure. Next to the brakes, your tires are the most important safety feature on your car.

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Continental and the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit | Car News

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Vancouver Island is an ideal place to retire to: mild temperatures all year-round, a beautiful natural setting and a relaxed lifestyle that lends itself to rest and the art of idleness. Victoria, in fact, can be said to be the retirement capital of Canada.

And yet, and yet…there’s more than just quietude to be found in this idyllic place. The Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit, the brainchild of GAIN, a consortium of automotive dealerships, has been in existence barely a year and it’s already staked a claim to being one of the most beautiful tracks in the country. 

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Pirelli Renews Partnership with Dream Racing

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Pirelli and Dream Racing expand high performance driving program.

Pirelli has announced a new three year partnership with Dream Racing, a premier driving experience based in Las Vegas. This long term relationship will see Pirelli provide P Zero tires to equip Dream Racing’s fleet of over 50 exotic supercars and racecars – including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren and Aston Martin.

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Racing Legend Mario Andretti Competes Against Fans in Firestone Social Media Challenge

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Firestone, a leading tire brand offered by Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) and the official tire of the Verizon INDYCAR Series®, is giving fans the opportunity to race Mario Andretti, the greatest race car driver of all time, as part of a five-week series of video posts on social media. As today’s IndyCar drivers prepare to compete in the 101st Running™ of the Indianapolis 500® on May 28, Andretti will challenge followers of Firestone for the second straight year to race him as they perform fun, everyday tasks.

 

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Pirelli to supply 3,000 P Zero tyres to 100+ cars in Blancpain Endurance at Silverstone

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Pirelli will bring around 3,000 P Zero tyres to Silverstoe for the second round of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo. The P Zero DHD will be fitted to the entire Blancpain GT grid, provisionally of 55 cars, while the DH slick will be supplied to the Lamborghini Super Trofeo. With rain a possibility, Pirelli will also bring its WH tyre for all categories.

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Hankook Tire Announces 2017 Motorsports Program

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Following an incredible 2016 Formula Drift season, which saw Hankook driver Chris Forsberg win his third Formula Drift Championship, Hankook Tire announced its plans to bolster its Formula Drift roster and racing tires heading into the 2017 season.

Reigning champion and Formula Drift legend Chris Forsberg will be back for his seventh consecutive year with Hankook, alongside friend and fellow Hankook teammate Ryan Tuerck.

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