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Pirelli returns to Salon Privé

Pirelli’s Prestige & Performance competition will take place at Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace on Saturday, September 3. A modern twist on a traditional Concours d’Elégance, it celebrates supercar models built from 1975 to the modern day. The Great Court will host 80 superb examples from across eight categories. Awards will presented within each section,

Bridgestone races to 12th straight win at Suzuka 8 Hours

Teams racing on Bridgestone tyres dominated the Suzuka 8 Hours motorcycle endurance race in Japan on 30th July. Three different motorcycle brands shared the podium but there was only one brand of tyre between them: Bridgestone. Bridgestone-equipped Yamaha Factory Racing Team took the chequered flag for the third consecutive year, followed by Kawasaki Team Green.

Kumho wins international design award

Winning international design awards has become something of a habit for the innovative South Korean tyre manufacturer Kumho, and for the second consecutive year it is guaranteed a prize in the automotive and transport category of America’s International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). The product that attracted the judge’s approval this time around is the ‘Birth

Roe wins Young Racing Driver of the Month

Congratulations to 18 year-old James Roe Junior from Sallins, who has been selected as the Young Racing Driver of the Month for June. The Kildare driver had a busy month, fitting in eight races spread over two meetings at Kirkistown in Co Down and Knockhill in Scotland, in between sitting for his Leaving Certificate examinations

Michelin warns fleets on cost of driving on under-inflated tyres

Michelin is warning businesses that the cost of driving on under-inflated tyres has risen over an 18-month period, in line with the cost of fuel.   Tyre pressures have a direct impact on a vehicle’s fuel economy, with under-inflation increasing both fuel usage and carbon emissions, whilst also posing serious safety risks to motorists and

Tohill triumphs at Mondello

Dublin’s double European Rallycross class champion Derek Tohill had a great weekend at Mondello Park, with his Parts for Cars Fiesta taking top place in the Super Final on both days ahead of Noel Greene’s Mirage, and also finishing third each time in the Supercar Finals, which were rounds of the British Rallycross Championship.  Former

Vacu-Lug launches tyre fleet management app

Vacu-Lug has launched its own tyre fleet management app to provide customers with remote access to their vehicle data. Called VMS Mobile, the new app summarises individual vehicle information held online within Vacu-Lug’s VMS tyre management system and, says the company, is an essential tool for vehicle monitoring and compliance control. To view vehicle data,

Davanti appoints PR and Media Manager

Davanti Tyre has appointed Holly Wood as its new PR and Media Manager as the next step in the company’s ongoing growth strategy. Holly brings a wealth of national and international public relations experience to Davanti having previously worked for various leading brands in the hospitality, construction and sports management market sectors. Her responsibilities include

Giti Tire extends evo track day partnership

Giti Tire has extended its track day partnership with leading performance car publication evo into 2017, with the GT Radial SportActive tyre remaining the key focus for all attendees and readers. Throughout the year five track evenings will take place, with three at Rockingham Motor Speedway in May, August and September and two at Bedford

New home and away kits for Yokohama-sponsored Chelsea FC

Premier league champions Chelsea FC will be wearing Nike Football kits for the first time in the club’s illustrious 112-year history as they set about defending their title and mounting a challenge in Europe. As part of the club’s five-year partnership with Yokohama, the new kit will continue to feature the premium tyre manufacturer’s logo

Success for Avon Tyres at Spa Classic Endurance Race

Avon Tyres has developed a new Storm Endurance motorcycle race tyre, used by Neate Racing to win the popular Spa Classic 4 Hour race, held at the end of June. Avon Tyres recently replaced its long-running Storm sport-touring tyre range with the acclaimed new Spirit ST. With the moulds used to make the Storm tyres