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The 2014 World Endurance Yamaha R1 is modified for racing in tough events like the Bol d Or.
April 24, 2014

Yamaha prepare for the 24-hours Bol d’Or race

The Monster Energy Yamaha Austria Racing Team (YART) and the Yamaha France GMT94 Michelin Yamalube Team will set up at the Magny-Cours circuit in France this weekend to kick off the World Endurance Championship with the 78th Bol d’Or.

Tags: 78th Bol d’Or, Monster Energy Yamaha Austria Racing Team, World Endurance Championship, Yamaha, Yamaha France GMT94 Michelin Yamalube Team

April 24, 2014

More interest in National Car Care month

The number of vehicle check-up events held during National Car Care Month in April has doubled in 2014, according to the nonprofit Car Care Council.

Tags: 2014 National Car Care Month, Car Care Council, Rich White

April 24, 2014

Tire Choice supports children with autism

The Tire Choice is supporting children with autism as the official tire and automotive service partner of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers soccer team.

Tags: Charities, Dan and Diane Hennelly, The Tire Choice and Total Car Care

April 24, 2014

Touring tires past, present and future

How does the industry define touring tires? We attempted to find out by asking tire manufacturers what they thought.

Tags: Max Wee, Performance Handbook, Touring tires, UHP tires

April 24, 2014

TIA wants NHTSA to remove video infographic

The passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 gave the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) a mandate: Develop a national tire education program for consumers.

Tags: NHTSA, Roy Littlefield, Tire Industry Association, Tire inflation

April 24, 2014

Michelin Q1 sales fall 2.4%

Group Michelin posted net sales of 4.76 billion euros for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. That compares to sales of 4.88 billion euros for the same period the previous year.

Tags: Michelin financials

April 24, 2014

For sale: the ultimate tire size resource

There are still plenty of copies of the “2014 Tire & Rim Association Yearbook” available for purchase.

Tags: Rudy Consolacion, Tire & Rim Association, TRA Yearbook

The 4.806m Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit.
April 24, 2014

Movistar Yamaha heads to South America

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP arrive in Argentina this week to set up for round three of the 2014 MotoGP World Championship on Sunday, the Gran Premio de la República Argentina.

Tags: Gran Premio de la República Argentina, Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team, MotoGP, MotoGP World Championship, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP, NGM Forward Racing, Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit

April 24, 2014

Titan adds eighth member to its board

Dr. Mark Rachesk, founder and president of MHR Fund Management LLC, will join Titan International Inc.'s board of directors effective June 1, 2014.

Tags: Board of directors, Mark Rachesky, Morry Taylor

April 23, 2014

Gibson Tire switches to Marangoni

Marangoni Tread North America Inc. reports Gibson Tire Service in Charleston. S.C., has converted its retread operation to the Marangoni family of products, which includes the company’s signature brand Ringtread and Unitread.

Tags: Commercial tires, Gibson Tire Service, Marangoni Tread North America, Retreading

April 23, 2014

TIA and WCTDA schedule CTS class in Canada

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and the Western Canada Tire Dealers Association (WCTDA) will present a three-day commercial tire service (CTS) 400 level instructor training and certification class in Edmonton, Alberta, May 6-8, 2014.

Tags: CTS, Tire Industry Association, Western Canada Tire Dealers Association

April 23, 2014

Pirelli and Bottas: Walking on water

During qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix, Williams driver Valtteri Bottas reached 316kph – that’s nearly 200mph – on the back straight of the Shanghai circuit: the longest on the Formula One calendar this year.

Tags: Chinese Grand Prix, Cinturato P7 Blue, Formula One, Pirelli

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