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Motorsport Archive

Fourteen races on the card at Mondello Park

The Carlow Car Club returns to Mondello Park this weekend to run it’s annual Irish Championship Car Race event. The single day race meeting, on Sunday August 13, will run on the County Kildare venue’s national track with a fourteen race timetable planned. The event will be the penultimate 2017 Irish Championship Car Race event

Pirelli returns to Salon Privé

Pirelli’s Prestige & Performance competition will take place at Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace on Saturday, September 3. A modern twist on a traditional Concours d’Elégance, it celebrates supercar models built from 1975 to the modern day. The Great Court will host 80 superb examples from across eight categories. Awards will presented within each section,

Bridgestone races to 12th straight win at Suzuka 8 Hours

Teams racing on Bridgestone tyres dominated the Suzuka 8 Hours motorcycle endurance race in Japan on 30th July. Three different motorcycle brands shared the podium but there was only one brand of tyre between them: Bridgestone. Bridgestone-equipped Yamaha Factory Racing Team took the chequered flag for the third consecutive year, followed by Kawasaki Team Green.

Roe wins Young Racing Driver of the Month

Congratulations to 18 year-old James Roe Junior from Sallins, who has been selected as the Young Racing Driver of the Month for June. The Kildare driver had a busy month, fitting in eight races spread over two meetings at Kirkistown in Co Down and Knockhill in Scotland, in between sitting for his Leaving Certificate examinations

Giti Tire extends evo track day partnership

Giti Tire has extended its track day partnership with leading performance car publication evo into 2017, with the GT Radial SportActive tyre remaining the key focus for all attendees and readers. Throughout the year five track evenings will take place, with three at Rockingham Motor Speedway in May, August and September and two at Bedford

Success for Avon Tyres at Spa Classic Endurance Race

Avon Tyres has developed a new Storm Endurance motorcycle race tyre, used by Neate Racing to win the popular Spa Classic 4 Hour race, held at the end of June. Avon Tyres recently replaced its long-running Storm sport-touring tyre range with the acclaimed new Spirit ST. With the moulds used to make the Storm tyres

Bridgestone tyres prove their pace at 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring

Bridgestone justified its confidence going into the first-ever FIM Endurance World Championship race at Slovakia Ring on Sunday, June 25, with a string of results showing the pace and reliability of its Battlax motorcycle racing tyres. The two teams supplied by Bridgestone – YART Yamaha Official EWC Team and F.C.C. TSR Honda Team – both

Hankook returns to Germany’s only street circuit for weekend of racing

The events are coming thick and fast on the DTM race calendar. After the first international stop in Hungary two weeks ago, this weekend sees, what is probably the most popular international touring car series, head to the Norisring. At 2.3 kilometres, the only street circuit in Germany is the shortest track on the DTM

Pirelli – top choice for high-performance

Fitting the right tyres is crucial to getting the most from a high-performance car. After all, they are the only thing connecting that power and performance to the road. Pirelli prides itself on its leadership of the prestige sector, which is combined with an ever-increasing presence in the premium category, and central to this is

Federal Tyres King of Europe visits France

Round 3 of the 2017 Federal Tyres King of Europe series once again saw drivers flock from across Europe to visit the insanely high speed prestigious circuit of Anneau du Rhin in France. After successful practice sessions throughout the Friday and Saturday, the drivers pushed hard in the intense summer heat to lay down their

Cooper Tire 4×4 ambassador Xavi Foj honoured with Dakar Legend status

Twenty seven-time Dakar Rally entrant and Cooper Tire 4×4 ambassador, Xavi Foj, has become one of only six competitors to be honoured with Dakar Legend status. During his Dakar Rally career, Foj has secured two victories, nine podium finishes and has an impressive run of 13 consecutive finishes to his name. Film, produced for Xavi