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Toyo Tires to sponsor BTRDA Clubmans Rallycross Championship

Toyo Tires have agreed to become principle associate sponsor of the BTRDA Clubmans Rallycross Championship. The deal, which secures the sponsorship for three years, will see Toyo Tires extending its influence in Rallycross beyond the British Championship to support Clubmans racing in their stand alone championship. Additionally, a prize fund has been estabished to reward

New boss at Formula 1 as Ecclestones steps aside

Liberty Media has completed its previously announced acquisition of F1, the iconic global motorsports business, from a consortium of sellers and has appointed Chase Carey as Chief Executive Officer of F1, in addition to his existing role as Chairman, and Bernie Ecclestone as Chairman Emeritus of F1. Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO of F1, said: “I am excited to

Alvaro Parente set to defend Pirelli World Challenge

Factory Driver Alvaro Parente will return to racing in the USA during 2017 to defend the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) title with customer team K-PAX Racing. Parente will be part of a three-car assault on the championship with the McLaren 650S GT3. On his series debut, Parente stunned the PWC regulars winning six races of

Davanti exhibits at AutoSport 2017

Merseyside based, high performance tyre specialist Davanti returned to this year’s Autosport International / Performance Car Show in January to capitalise on a very successful year in 2016. Established just over eighteen months ago this new dynamic brand has swiftly evolved into one of the most progressive and popular UHP tyre ranges in the UK

Peugeot Sport and BFGoodrich triumph at 2017 Dakar Rally

The 2017 Dakar Rally saw Peugeot Sport and BFGoodrich monopolise the podium at the two-week event’s finish in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday, January 14. It was the ideal result to mark the off-road tyre brand’s return to the world’s most famous cross-country rally after a four-year absence. Like the rest of the field, the

One-two for Porsche at the Hankook 24H Dubai

The Hankook 24H Dubai concluded on Saturday with victory for the Herberth Motorsport team. The race tyres supplied by exclusive partner and title sponsor Hankook performed perfectly, provided all drivers with a consistently high level of grip throughout the entire race. 92 cars started the Hankook 24H Dubai at 14:00 local time on Friday. Herberth

Cooper Tire Europe ambassador Xavi Foj ready for his 27th Dakar Rally

Cooper Tire Europe continues to support Dakar Rally legend Xavier Foj, supplying Discoverer STT Pro tyres to Foj Motorsport for the brand ambassador’s 27th Dakar. The Foj Motorsport Cooper Tire team has now completed a series of rigorous test sessions leading up to the toughest endurance event in global motorsport, the Dakar Rally, which will

BMW M Driving Experience announced at Mondello Park

Building on what is already a very successful partnership, Mondello Park in association with BMW Group Ireland has launched the all new BMW Driving Experience powered by M. Motor enthusiasts will have the opportunity of the ultimate driving experience on Ireland’s only International Racing circuit by getting behind the wheel of a brand new BMW

2016 Billy Coleman award finalists announced

World Rally Championship star Craig Breen has told the finalists of Motorsport Ireland’s Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver of the Year award that winning the prestigious prize will put them on the fast-track to international success. Breen, who this year became the first ever driver from the Republic of Ireland to secure a WRC works

Victories for Parry and Albon in Pirelli-backed GP3 in Hungary

British drivers Matt Parry and Alex Albon shared the wins when the GP3 Series visited the Hungaroring recently. After qualifying in second, Welsh driver Parry led the opening race of the weekend from start to finish to take his maiden GP3 victory, managing the championship’s Pirelli tyres well. Jake Dennis finished third to join Parry

Michelin Pilot Sport EV rises successfully to a fresh challenge in the streets of Berlin

The switch from the abrasive taxiways of the former Tempelhof Airport that Formula E visited in 2015 to the centre of Berlin for the eighth clash of the 2015/2016 calendar provided the championship with a new showcase. The Michelin Pilot Sport EV rose to the occasion to demonstrate its extraordinary versatility once again in front