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Marta Garcia’s dream of Formula 1 begins on Hankook tyres in the W Series

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One of the fastest drivers in the new, women-only Formula series is Marta Garcia. The Spaniard, who lives in Valencia, first sat in a kart at the age of nine and never wanted to get out again. “Right from the word go, I loved the speed and competing with the other drivers out on the track. My parents ultimately bought me my own kart. From then on, I spent every day at the racetrack,” says the 18-year-old.

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Vredestein: a heritage tyre brand for one of the oldest garages in Surrey

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Rowledge Garage has selected Apollo Vredestein as its tyre manufacturer of choice because of the brand’s prestigious heritage and reputation. One of the oldest tyre names, Apollo Vredestein has recently celebrated its 110th birthday and has a history of milestones that place it at the cutting-edge of tyre manufacture, from the Vredestein Wintrac xtreme (2005, first winter tyre with a W-speed rating, 168mph) to the xtreme S ten year later (Y-speed rating, 186mph), and the latest, award-winning Wintrac Pro (2018), the Quatrac 5 (first all-season tyre with Y-speed rating, 2014, and which still wins accolades) and the newest, high performance Quatrac Pro for the demanding top-drawer sportscar segment.

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Roads Minister Announces ‘Evidence Review’ of Red Lights for Recovery Operators

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In a significant win for the roadside rescue and recovery industry, Roads Minister Michael Ellis MP today announced that the Department for Transport would be reviewing the evidence base for the benefits of recovery operators being permitted to use red flashing warning beacons, instead of the amber warning beacons current legislation allows. The announcement occurred during a Westminster Hall debate led by Tracey Crouch MP.

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Rubber recycling: you can’t deny the chemistry

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With the recent announcement of the UK government target to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and the ever-growing consumption of polymer goods, the waste sector must lead the way in the prioritisation of a circular economy. 60 million tyres are disposed of annually in the UK, which are often incinerated or shipped abroad. This adds to pollution and greenhouse emissions.

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Marco Wittmann wins DTM debut in Assen, Netherlands – René Rast leads championship at halfway point

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The weather initially took centre stage when the DTM made its debut in Assen. Heavy rain resulted in the race starting behind the safety car, which released the cars three laps into race number nine of the season. Pole-sitter Marco Wittmann held onto his position at the front of the field and, over the course of the race, successfully fended off the attacks of championship leader René Rast (Audi). Even after the two rivals had come in for a fresh set of Hankook wet tyres on laps 15 and 16, the positions remained the same.

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Bridgestone Ready to Welcome the World to its Home City for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

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Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), the world’s largest tyre and rubber company and the only Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner with its global headquarters in Tokyo, is celebrating one year to go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 by inviting the world to follow its journey to the next Olympic Games and experience what it means to help people chase their dreams.

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G-DRIVE & DUNLOP TAKE SCORCHING BARCELONA WIN

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G-Drive Racing took victory in the ‘into the night’ round of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. This four-hour race started in the heat of the late afternoon and finished in darkness. The resultant 15-degree drop in track temperature meant that tyre choice and strategy was key to success. At the first refuelling pit stops, after 35 minutes, G-Drive decided to capitalise on the durability of the Dunlop tyres by not changing to a new set. This meant Roman Rusinov leapfrogged his two closest rivals to take the lead. Despite racing on a set of Dunlops that had completed over an hour of racing in the highest track temperatures of the season so far (41c) the Russian was often the fastest driver on the circuit.