Goodyear has secured a major sales contract with bus and coach operator Sales-Lentz. The Luxembourg-based company, which was involved in the field trials of the new Goodyear coach tyres, has just brought in to service 22 new vehicles equipped with the recently-introduced Goodyear Marathon Coach and Ultra Grip Coach tyres.
Following a hugely successful year of motorsport in 2012, Yokohama, is looking forward to another noteworthy season this year. Continuations of existing relationships and new race series will see even greater penetration for the brand in motorsport, both globally, regionally and in the UK throughout 2013.
Nine times world champion Valentino Rossi has extended his agreement with Bridgestone Europe to act as Motorcycle Tyre Development Adviser. As under the previous agreement, Valentino Rossi and Bridgestone will work together to promote the passion of motorcycling to bikers and enthusiasts throughout Europe, directly supporting the Bridgestone ‘track to street’ concept. Rossi will act
Paul Kinkead, Head of Environment and Protection at Michelin’s truck tyre plant in Ballymena, has been awarded an OBE in The New Year’s Honours List for services to environmental protection in Northern Ireland.
Yokohama is be exhibiting at the Autosport International show at the Birmingham NEC. The focal point of the stand will be the race-specification Aerial Atom, designed for the one-make Atom Cup race series and using Yokohama control tyres.
The annual Pirelli UK Star Driver competition was held in Wales last month where Northern Ireland’s Mark Donnelly was announced as the winner of a fully-paid drive in the 2013 British Rally Championship courtesy of Pirelli.