By using a two-stop strategy, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso became the first driver to win two races in the F1 2012 season, taking the championship lead thanks to an emotional victory on home territory. Alonso qualified 11th on the grid but made up 10 places with two short stints on the P Zero Yellow soft tyre
Firestone has launched the Firehawk SZ90µ RFT for the replacement market, the brand’s first tyre with Run-Flat Technology in Europe. The tyre’s reinforced sidewall rubber construction enables the driver to continue driving safely if the tyre deflates or suffers a total loss of pressure.
A new Online Tyre Catalogue (OTC) is being launched by Cam Systems in order to provide the UK and Ireland tyre industry with a central tyre data hub that helps address the requirements of EU legislation which becomes effective on the July.
Oranmore Co. Galway based AKAT Pitstop has added to its service offering for fleet customers with the purchase of a new mobile Tac-Scan tyre wear diagnostic machine, from garage equipment specialists Techplus.
The third consecutive street circuit on this year’s Formula One calendar, the Grand Prix of Europe, contains the highest number of corners of any track all year (25) and is likely to be run in high temperatures – meaning that the P Zero White medium tyres and P Zero Yellow soft tyres have been nominated.
Above: Trevor Culbert / Ray Fitzpatrick in their Ford Escort Mk2 were victorious in the Laois Heartlands Stages Rally on Sunday. Below, our photographer Patrick Doyle was on hand to capture Culbert and Fitzpatrick on their way to victory, in Laois, which doubles as Round 3 of the 2012 Midlands East Rally Championship.
Bridgestone Europe launched its new motorcycle tyre website – with a fresh, user-oriented approach. This new, multi-lingual site – http://moto.bridgestone.eu – is currently available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.