Above: Trevor Culbert / Ray Fitzpatrick in their Ford Escort Mk2 were victorious in the Laois Heartlands Stages Rally on Sunday. Below, our photographer Patrick Doyle was on hand to capture Culbert and Fitzpatrick on their way to victory, in Laois, which doubles as Round 3 of the 2012 Midlands East Rally Championship.
At a time when European tyre labelling legislation means that manufacturers have to display their tyre grades, Michelin is reaffirming its commitment to delivering the best performance balance in each of its tyre ranges. Michelin supports the introduction of the new European tyre label, which is designed to provide consumers with practical information about three
Team Nexen drivers Alan Sinnot from Ireland, Luke Fink, Australia, and Lluis Lopez, Spain joined a host of European drivers at the Drift Allstars Europe season opening event in Birmingham at the weekend where Team Nexen threw down the gauntlet to their competitors with an impressive 1-2 victory.
Bridgestone Europe launched its new motorcycle tyre website – with a fresh, user-oriented approach. This new, multi-lingual site – http://moto.bridgestone.eu – is currently available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Bridgestone has extended its winter tyre offer with the launch of the Blizzak LM-32C for car-derived vans and small vans of up to 3 tons. Compared with its predecessor LM-18C, the new lamellen Blizzak LM-32C provides significantly stronger snow traction, better wet braking and more than 10% higher mileage.
By using a two-stop sprint strategy, McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton became the seventh winner from seven grands prix this year, overtaking Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in in the last eight laps to claim a spectacular victory by 2.5 seconds. Hamilton now leads the drivers’ championship by two points: the sixth change
Trading Standards offices across the UK are being urged to enforce existing regulations regarding the sale of part worn tyres in a bid to help improve consumer safety after a month-long nationwide investigation by TyreSafe and Auto Express unearthed some alarming results.