2019 British Grand Prix
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling British Grand Prix for the sixth time with an unexpected one-stop strategy, having switched from medium to hard tyres under the safety car before the halfway point of the race. He was the only one of the top three to stop just once, winning with a margin of more than 20 seconds
Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS Homologated for Porsche 911 GT2 RS and GT3 RS
After the recent introduction of the new Eagle F1 SuperSport range, Goodyear has announced that its Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has been homologated for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 (RS) in sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL.
Pirelli Recognised by Ford as a Top Performing Global Supplier
Pirelli has been recognised as a top performing global supplier at the 21st annual Ford World Excellence Awards, receiving a Brand Pillar of Sustainability World Excellence Award. “It is an honour to receive the Sustainability World Excellence Award for Ford,” Marco Crola, CEO of Pirelli Tyre North America said.
2019 French Grand Prix
The French Grand Prix was a demonstration of the impressive way that all the cars have gained speed compared to last year, in track temperatures that were among the hottest that we have raced in. Nonetheless, the majority of drivers stopped only once, with the medium-hard strategy that we predicted as fastest proving to be the most popular choice.
Bridgestone Technology Utilised in Venues for Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
Olympic and Paralympic Partner, Bridgestone Corporation has announced that it supplied its cutting-edge seismic isolation bearings for two newly-constructed permanent venues that will host competition during the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
2019 Le Mans 24 Hours
The 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours saw Toyota Gazoo Racing claim first and second places to clinch the 2018/2019 FIA World Endurance Championship title with Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima (Japan’s first ever FIA World Champion) and Fernando Alonso who steered the N°8 Toyota TS050-Hybrid to Michelin’s 22nd straight Le Mans victory on Sunday.
Michelin & GM Partner in new Airless Passenger Tyre Concept
At the recent Movin’On Summit for sustainable mobility, Michelin and General Motors presented a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles, the MICHELIN Uptis Prototype (or “Unique Punctureproof Tyre System”).
Bridgestone and Volkswagen Combine to Break Nürburgring Record
The first fully electric race car of Volkswagen, the ID.R completed the 20.83 kilometre long racetrack - widely considered one of the most challenging in the world - in a time of 6:05.336 minutes, beating the previous record by 40.56 seconds.
Bridgestone Introduces New Lightweight Tyre Technology
According to Bridgestone, Enliten represents a reduction in material and rolling resistance performance to contribute to the reduction of a vehicle’s CO2 emissions, while providing the same wear life as a standard original equipment tyre. It also improves the vehicle’s handling stability to increase driving pleasure.
Goodyear to Return to European and International Sportscar Racing
The tyres will debut at the start of the 2019/2020 WEC season at Silverstone in August. “Motorsport continues to be one of the most popular global sports,” Crawley continued. “It is an ideal platform for us to engage with consumers around the heritage, passion, innovation and technology that make up Goodyear’s story in racing.
Michelin, GM Take the Air Out of Tyres for Passenger Vehicles
Michelin and General Motors presented a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles — the MICHELIN Uptis Prototype (or “Unique Puncture-proof Tire System”) — at the Movin’On Summit for sustainable mobility.
Continental Celebrates Ten Years of Hefei Plant
Continental has celebrated the tenth anniversary of its passenger and light truck tyres plant in Hefei, China. A special event was hosted at the plant recently with the participation of management from the Tyre Division and Continental China as well as the plant employees and their families.
GM Recognises Tyre Makers at 2018 Supplier of the Year Awards
GM selected suppliers from 15 countries to receive the award for going “above and beyond GM’s requirements”, ...with Bridgestone Americas Inc., Goodyear, Hankook Tyre America Corp. and Michelin North America among the 133 recipients.
2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Hamilton, from the lead, pitted for the medium tyre. Following this round of pit stops, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen – who gained second place after pitting for the hard tyre – was handed a five-second penalty, to be applied retrospectively: giving a new impetus and focus for his race
Continental Wins Inaugural Tyre Industry Environmental & Sustainable Solution Award in the UK
The independent judging panel looked for entries to show evidence of material reducing the environmental impact of tyres and production over the product’s entire lifespan, whilst promoting sustainability and bringing environmental benefits to both business and wider society.
Paolo Roversi to Shoot 2020 Pirelli Calendar
In an article on its website, Pirelli writes that Roversi “is considered one of the most talented contemporary photographers, above all for his style which is personal and highly recognisable”, bringing out the “grace and fragility of the female figure”.
Goodyear Partners with Citroën on its 100th Anniversary to Deliver Autonomous, Electric Mobility
Conceptualised with an extra-large dimension and aesthetics to match the 19_19 Concept’s spectacular design, the Goodyear C100 concept tyre is envisaged to deliver the comfort and smart performance this unique vehicle requires.
Foundation Stone Laid at New Continental Headquarters
The foundation stone for Continental’s new headquarters in Hannover, Germany is now in place, with a ceremony held at the construction site last week to mark the occasion. In attendance were Chief Executive Officer Dr Elmar Degenhart and Executive Board members Dr Ariane Reinhart and Wolfgang Schäfer.
2019 Spanish Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton continued a record-breaking run for Mercedes by taking another win ahead of his team mate. The race looked set to be a combination of one and two stop strategies, but in the end this was influenced by a late safety car, giving the frontrunners a ‘free’ pit stop.
Bridgestone Named Australia’s Most Trusted Tyre Brand for the Sixth Year
Bridgestone has retained the title of ‘Australia’s Most Trusted Tyre Brand’ for a sixth consecutive year, according to the latest results of the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands survey. The recent win sees Bridgestone remain as the sole recipient of the coveted award since the Tyres category was added to the Reader’s Digest’s Most Trusted Brands accolades in 2014.
2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
It was quite a tricky build-up to the race, with FP1 largely cancelled, two red flags in FP2, then an interrupted qualifying with cool weather conditions subsequently. This made it reasonably hard to have an accurate read on the expected tyre behaviour for the weekend, with track temperatures today slightly warmer than they had been previously.
Michelin Releases Q1 Figures
“In difficult markets, we once again demonstrated the resilience afforded by our Group’s exposure to different economic sectors, allowing us to confirm our 2019 guidance. First-quarter sales also reflect the major contribution of our recent acquisitions, Camso and Fenner,”
New Dunlop Rover M/T Maxx Traction 4WD Tyre Launched in Australia
Recently launched in Australia, the Dunlop Rover M/T Maxx Traction tyre is an on- and off-road 4WD tyre with sidewall styling to match its bold performance. Thanks to its Asymmetric Integrated Tread Pattern, the Rover M/T Maxx Traction helps deliver outstanding performance on multiple surfaces.
Gall Boys put new Toyota FJ Cruiser with Dunlop Grandtrek Tyres to the Test
The adoption of 17-inch wheels wrapped in Dunlop Grandtrek AT22 all-terrain rubber as Original Equipment and short overhangs – 865mm at the front and 1115mm at the rear – also contribute to the FJ Cruiser’s off-road prowess.
Michelin Maintains Top 10 Ranking Amongst America’s Best Large Employers
“At Michelin, we provide our workforce a better way forward by empowering employees to connect their individual purposes with their job roles each day,” David Stafford, chief human resources officer for Michelin North America said.
The Gall Boys choose Goodyear Wranglers for Coral Coast adventure
“Our latest “Queensland’s Coral Coast” adventure was up there with some of the most rugged we have done. We had Goodyear’s MT/R Kevlar tyres on the tow vehicle, with Wrangler Silent Armors on the caravans, which all proved to be faultless for us.”
SUV Tyres – What’s The Right Size And Should It Be On Or Off Road Tyres?
According to the Choice survey results 95 per cent of SUV owners decided to purchase tyres designed for road and light off-road use, whilst the remaining 5 per cent decided to buy tyres designed for serious off-road use
BFGoodrich Tyres Supports Authorised 4×4 Tyre Dealers
BFGoodrich Tyres Australia focusing on the benefits of buying tyres from an authorised dealer, including a product range designed for local conditions, expert technical advice and after sales support, as well as the peace of mind of a six year manufacturer’s warranty backed by BFGoodrich Tyres.
Goodyear Wrangler MTR with Kevlar's Make Light Work of 9000KM Cape York Adventure
Doug and his team rocked and rolled over numerous wombat hole sections which really tested the tyres and suspension, including driving up and down near vertical entry and exits on the numerous creek and river crossings, some with rocky bottoms and others very sandy. “To say we are over the moon with the MTR with Kevlar tyre is an understatement,” Doug said.
Spirit of Africa Once Again Chooses Goodyear Wranglers as Standard Issue
Hosted by legendary racing driver, Sarel van der Merwe, the elimination round of this year’s Spirit of Africa took place on a course that is longer and more difficult than in prior years, putting the 250 teams through their paces in a host of exercises that include speed tests, reverse tests as well as technical driving in rough terrain.
Coming Soon to Australia: BFGoodrich Tires Toughest All-Terrain Tyre!
BFGoodrich Tires, the company that created the first all-terrain tyre in 1976, is set to welcome its most advanced tyre ever with the new All -Terrain T/A® KO2 tyre. From April the tyre will begin to be delivered to BFGoodrich Tires’ authorised dealerships across Australia.
Hankook Scores Porsche OE Deal
“Our flagship tyre is also outfitted with innovative technologies and sophisticated designer features for high performance SUVs and we are excited that Porsche, another German premium automobile manufacturer, shows its confidence in our products as original equipment”
New Car Sales Up 3.5% YTD
“While small passenger car sales fell 13.8 per cent, the segment continues to attract the most buyers, holding 19.8 per cent of the new car market in April 2015 and 21.1 per cent year-to-date. Large SUVs held 12.9 per cent of the new car market in April, medium SUVs held 12.1 per cent, 4×4 light commercial vehicles held 11.6 percent and small SUVs held 10.1 per cent.”
General Tyres extends Grabber range
Developed to meet the specific needs of SUVs and Utes requiring a good balance between on-road safety and performance with off-road capability, Grabber’s third-generation All-Terrain Tyre (AT3) combines unique TracGen and Comfort Balance Technologies to deliver exceptional traction and off-road capabilities while, Continental says, enjoying maximum comfort and maintaining confident on-road manners.
Pirelli to Provide Tyres for Lamborghini Urus
Pirelli will provide six tyres for Lamborghini’s new Urus, claimed to be the world’s fastest SUV. The size of tyres range from 21 to 23 inches and have been created by Pirelli to best highlight the different functionalities and driving experiences offered by Lamborghini’s first super-SUV. For such an extreme car, which can go from….
4WD tyre tips for outback road trips
You wouldn’t set off on an epic Outback road trip without carrying a spare wheel and tyre, but what if two of your tyres get punctured on the same stretch? That’s not as unlikely as you might think, and could leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere.
Goodyear OE on Volkswagen Touareg
“We are always focused on developing and delivering reliable tyres to our partners, and with the OE tyres for the new Volkswagen Touarag we provided a wide range of fitments and solutions suitable for every season, ensuring comfort and performance in all road and weather conditions throughout the year and improving the driving experience of their customers,”
SUV Sales Hold Up in Lower June Result
The Australian new car market slowed in June compared with the same period in 2017, with the total market down 2.9 per cent, according to the latest data released by the motor industry’s official statistical service, VFACTS. Notably, the three top-selling vehicles during June were light commercial vehicles, with the Toyota Hilux leading the market
Bridgestone Continues Relationship with BMW
The Bridgestone Turanza T005 and Potenza S007 have been approved for use as original equipment on the 8 Series. While for the latest 3 Series, BMW has approved the Bridgestone Turanza T005 summer tyre, Blizzak winter tyre and LS100A all-season tyres.
BFGoodrich Tires Australia launches ‘Escape with Us’ brand campaign
The #EscapewithUs campaign centres around positioning BFGoodrich as an ‘enabler’ for customers to live their outdoor passions. Whether it is finding the perfect wave, trail or off-road track, BFGoodrich allows passionate people to reach the iconic destinations they crave and do what they love.
Royal Visit for Pirelli’s Carlisle Plant
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was welcomed at the plant by Marco Tronchetti Provera, chief executive officer and executive vice-chairman of Pirelli, along with Andrew Mitchell, HM Trade Commissioner for Europe, and Raffaele Trombetta, Italy’s Ambassador to the UK, senior Pirelli management and employees.
Mercedes-Benz X-Class Ute to Feature Bridgestone Tyres as Optional Upgrade
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute will land on Australian shores in April next year and as part of the German manufacturer’s push to differentiate its first dual cab-offering, prospective buyers will have the option to upgrade to Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport 19-inch tyres