Cooper Tires challenges Coulthard in new video series

Cooper Tires has produced a new series of videos with ex-Formula 1 star and brand ambassador David Coulthard. In the new DriveTribe.com series, the tyre manufacturer challenges Coulthard to explore the role that tyres play in a range of extreme driving conditions.

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Continental Tire Joins Stadium SUPER Trucks

Fort Mill, SC (March 22, 2019)- Continental Tire has teamed with SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) as a tire partner through the 2019 season. Organized by racer Robby Gordon, the SST Championship is an exciting race series where a field of versatile off-road trucks compete against one another on a circuit lined with man-made ramps for the ultimate display of jumps, launches, and grip.

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How Data is Transforming Formula 1 Racing, for Better or Worse

Mercedes-AMG Lewis Hamilton is bored. Nearly two dozen men and women swarm the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 car he’s poured into – it’s got more in common with NASA’s spacecraft than your average Subaru – but Lewis? He’s cool as a cucumber, waiting for the moment. It’s here. The signal comes, and he guns the engine mere feet in front of me.

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Bridgestone announces 2019 Motorsport Plan

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Bridgestone Corporation announced its 2019 motorsport plan. Bridgestone supports various domestic and overseas motorsports, ranging from top-level professional series to grassroots amateur races, primarily by supplying Bridgestone Potenza tires for car races and Bridgestone Battlax tires for motorcycle races.

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Bridgestone to build racing tire factory in Akron

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Akron, Ohio – Bridgestone Americas Inc. plans to build a dedicated racing tire plant in Akron near its technical centre, company officials have announced.

The facility will replace an existing race-tire unit in the original Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. Plant One building, said Cara Adams, chief engineer at Bridgestone Americas Motorsports.

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Pirelli Strengthens Motorsport Commitment in North America for 2019

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Pirelli has committed to being involved in 10 major motorsport championships in North America this year.

In addition to supplying thousands of tires to several races and rallies every weekend, Pirelli has also committed to 40 personnel to be a part of them.

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Conti to sponsor Extreme E off-road electric racing series

Continental is to sponsor the Extreme E off-road electric racing series. This new championship will take teams to the most remote corners of the world – from the Himalayas to the coast of the Indian Ocean – and will serve as a proving ground for the tire manufacturer to develop its tire technologies. Individual tires will be developed for the different terrains.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

General Tire secures NASCAR second-tier series tire supply contracts

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Continental Tire the Americas’ General Tire brand has secured exclusive tire supplier and official racing tire status with NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series, Pinty’s Series and PEAK Mexico Series for the next few years.

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Hankook Tire to supply racing tire to the 2019 Radical Australia Cup

Hankook Tire announced it will be the sole supplier to the 2019 Radical Australia Cup, a high-performance sports car racing cup in the Australia and New Zealand region.

Radical cars, a United Kingdom sports car, will be entering the motorsports fitted with Hankook Tire’s high-performing racing tires, the ‘Ventus F200’ and ‘Ventus Z217’.

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Michelin, Goodyear put products to test in big early-season races

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Long before NBC Sports clinched the deal to televise live coverage of the 57th Rolex 24 from Daytona International Speedway on Jan.

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