Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd has appointed Jeff Schumaker as Sales and Marketing Director. Schumaker will be based in Melksham, U.K., and report to Cooper Tire Europe Vice President and General Manager Julian Baldwin
The TRACS 2012 annual report shows that TRACS is successfully maintaining its reputation as Ireland’s first, largest and leading tyre monitoring and compliance scheme. Statistically adjusted figures show overall membership has increased significantly with well over 90% of the sector as a whole now signed up to the TRACS (Tyre Recovery Activity Compliance Scheme).
Yokohama’s partnership with Toyota Motorsport GmbH, at last weekend’s “Pikes Peak” Hill Climb in USA, proved the superb performance and reliability of its ADVAN A048 tyres with the Japanese driver Fumio Nutahara winning the Electric Vehicle (EV) category and breaking the EV record time.
The Pirelli-backed GT Cup championship will welcome no less than 19 entries for the sixth round of the highly competitive series that is set to take place at Brands Hatch GP at the weekend (18-19 August).
The penultimate round of the Pirelli-supported MSA British Rally Championship will move to Northern Ireland this week for the second all-asphalt round of the series, the Todds Leap Rally Northern Ireland (17-18 August).
For anyone interested in meeting new tyre suppliers, seeing the latest workshop equipment in action and catching up on the latest tyre industry legislation, making a date with Brityrex in Manchester in October should be a top priority.