Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. focused on smart mobility tire concepts and electric vehicle technology at its annual Design Insight Forum at the Hankook Technodome.
With six rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship completed so far in 2014, and after a four week break in the calendar which has allowed the teams to rest and prepare, the World RX of Canada (07-08 August) promises to deliver more exciting action on Cooper tires.
The entry list for round seven, World RX of Canada in Trois-Rivieres, includes 19 Supercars. Notable entries include former IndyCar and NASCAR driver Patrick Carpentier who will drive as a wildcard entry for VW Marklund Motorsport. Carpentier, World RX commentator for Canadian TV channel RDS, will be making his World RX debut in front of his home crowd. Former F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve will also be a firm favourite with the home fans as the French-Canadian will drive his Albatec Racing-prepared Peugeot 208 Supercar.
American Top Gear presenter Tanner Foust will once again drive for VW Marklund in what will be his third outing in the championship this year. Ford Olsbergs MSE will enter a third car in Canada with 20-year-old Joni Wiman set to make his debut in World RX.
Marketing Communications Manager for Cooper Tire Europe, Sarah McRoberts, said, “In its first year, the World Rallycross Championship is making a good and long-lasting impression on the fans. It has proved to be a thrilling and an openly competitive series, resulting in six different winners in the first six rounds.
“Our Cooper Tire brand ambassador David Coulthard was certainly impressed by the buzz of the World Rallycross paddock in Norway, and commented on the incredible noise the cars make which highlights just what a raw and energised form of motorsport World Rallycross is.”
Petter Solberg is currently three points ahead of Reinis Nitiss in the championship standings, but it could all change this weekend. For more information on the FIA World Rallycross Championship, visit http://www.rallycrossrx.com/. For further information about Cooper Tire, go to www.coopertire.co.uk.
The eighth round of the World Rallycross Championship takes place on 06-07 September in France, with just five rounds of the inaugural globetrotting World Rallycross Championship remaining.
Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddCbq-oo3BA for an insight into David Coulthard’s visit to World Rallycross in Norway.
Greenball Corp. has released new sizes for its Kanati Mud Hog M/T and Trail Hog A/T lines.
“Consistent. Stable. Dependable.” Those three little words detail the outlook and plan for Kumho Tire USA Inc. in 2017, says Jim Mayfield, national vice president of sales and marketing.
Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. recently opened a new plant in the Clark Freeport Zone in the Philippines. The plant is operated by the company’s passenger car tire manufacturing and sales subsidiary, Yokohama Tire Philippines Inc. (YTPI).
Sears Holdings Corp. has extended its DieHard brand to a vehicle maintenance and vehicle assessment service.
Several TBC Corp. technicians have received 2016 ASE Technician of the Year honors.
Centric Parts has opened its Commercial Center of Excellence (CCE) in Memphis, Tenn. The CCE houses sales and support staff for the company’s Qualis division.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., has acquired the Beck/Arnley brand.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and Federated Insurance are providing TIA members with a free webinar that focuses on the hidden dangers of outdated policies and insufficient documentation of actions employers take related to their employees.
Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. and its holding company Hankook Tire Worldwide are placing 19 employees in new executive roles effective Jan. 1, 2017, as part of efforts to increase competitiveness in the global top-tier tire market.
Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. has won the Georgia Department of Economic Development's inaugural Automotive Supplier of the Year Award. The Georgia Automotive Awards recognize leaders throughout the state and honor them as part of the state's automotive ecosystem.
Robert Bosch LLC’s “Rain, Snow or Shine” beam wiper blade promotion includes both a rebate premium offer with purchase, as well as a sweepstakes with no purchase necessary to enter.
Pirelli Tire LLC is recalling 1,190 P Zero All Season tires that were built with an incorrect carcass component.
The newest member of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (Alliance) is Parts Pro Automotive Warehouse of Wickliffe, Ohio. Parts Pro joined the Alliance as a Bumper to Bumper affiliate on Dec. 1, 2016.
Bartec USA LLC’s new Tech200Pro diagnostic tool incorporates TPMS sensor testing and activation, tread depth measurement and tire pressure checks.