Pirelli is set to sponsor the Classic Marathon Rally 25 years after it first supported the famous event in 1988. The Classic Marathon, which is a qualifying round of the 2013 HERO Cup in association with EFG International, starts in Ypres in Belgium on 15th June and finishes on 21st June in Cortina d’ Ampezzo
Bridgestone has won a lawsuit against Chinese tyre manufacturer Guangzhou Bolex Tyre Ltd. regarding infringement of trademark rights.
This year’s F1 teams get their first taste of Pirelli’s 2013 Formula One tyres at the opening official test of the year at Jerez in southern Spain, which takes place February 5-8.
Avon Tyres will be the official tyre supplier to the Swedish GT Series, further boosting the brand’s motorsport involvement. Established in 2010, the Swedish GT Series will be run by promoter Leif Lindström Promotion AB.
2013 is set to be an exciting year at Continental Tyres and what better place than the CV Show to unveil a whole range of new products, including the company’s first ever dedicated bus and coach tyres, the very latest ContiVanContact van tyres, and the new Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), ContiPressureCheck.
Michelin has completed the launch of its new 295/80 R 22.5 X MultiWay 3D range with the introduction of the drive pattern tyre (XDE) during January 2013. It follows the September 2012 launch of the steer tyre (XZE), and now sees both products in full production at Michelin’s plant in Ballymena, Co. Antrim.
Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe B.V. (GDTE) intends to exit the farm tyre business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The project remains subject to consultation with the European Central Works Council and relevant countries’ employee representative bodies where required.
Nankang Tyres has launched a brand new website site, which highlights its full product line up including Passenger Car Tyres, SUV and 4×4 tyres, Winter Tyres motorcycle tyres.
Michelin triumphed on all fronts in the 2013 Dakar to celebrate its official comeback to the event in the ‘cars’ category, following its last appearance – and victory – in 2001.
Dunlop is launching a new breed of tyres. The new Sport BluResponse, is a touring summer tyre designed to be fitted on passenger cars and delivers impressive benefits including excellent performances in wet grip, no compromise on mileage and important savings on the fuel consumption.
Nankang has unveiled its latest high performance tyre, the NS-2R at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon. Nankang says the NS-2R delivers the highest levels of grip. Its optimised tread width increases stability while driving at high speed, while a large block on the tread shoulder delivers precise cornering and handling, Nankang says.