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.
By using a two-stop sprint strategy, McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton became the seventh winner from seven grands prix this year, overtaking Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in in the last eight laps to claim a spectacular victory by 2.5 seconds. Hamilton now leads the drivers’ championship by two points: the sixth change
Trading Standards offices across the UK are being urged to enforce existing regulations regarding the sale of part worn tyres in a bid to help improve consumer safety after a month-long nationwide investigation by TyreSafe and Auto Express unearthed some alarming results.
Bridgestone has been selected as an OE tyre supplier by PSA Peugeot Citroën for the new Peugeot 208. Bridgestone EP25 in size 185/65R15 88T will be the predominant tyre on Peugeot 208 models with 15-inch rims and Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tyres in size 205/45R17 88V will be the only tyre on 17-inch wheels.