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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

Eves is nominated for Young Rally Driver of the Year

Kevin Eves has been nominated for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver Award for his performances in March and April. The 25 year-old from Pettigo, Co Donegal, drove his Toyota Corolla to outright wins in the National sections of both the West Cork and Killarney Lakes Rallies, having earlier taken third place

Avon Tyres celebrates diamond anniversary of first 100 mph TT lap

At the forthcoming Isle of Man TT, due to be held from 27 May 27 June 9, Avon’s motorsport team will be marking the 60th anniversary of the first ever 100 mph lap of the TT, set on Avon tyres.   The record-breaking lap was ridden by legendary Scottish rider, Bob McIntyre, on a four-cylinder

Bridgestone aims to go one better at Oschersleben

Bridgestone is aiming to go one better than its Le Mans second place when the world’s top motorcycle endurance teams take on the 8 hours of Oschersleben in Germany on May 20. The Bridgestone-equipped YART Yamaha Official EWC Team led the 24 Hours of Le Mans Moto (15-16 April) for much of the race and

Moffett wins International Rally of the Lakes in Killarney

The Monaghan-Cork combination of Sam Moffett and Karl Atkinson came out the winners of the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes in Killarney at the weekend, climbing from third place on Saturday to take over the lead during Sunday’s seven stages, giving Moffett his second Lakes victory in four years. Their Fiesta finished the two

New Alpine A110 shod with new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres

At the 2017 Geneva Motor Show last month, Alpine presented its new A110 First Edition fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres in 205/40 ZR 18 front and 235/40 ZR 18 rear sizes and following this, all 1,955 production models will also be exclusively equipped with these tyres. When designing the tyres, Michelin’s engineers had to ensure that the

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