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Defending champ beats home hero to glory in Hell

Oliver Eriksson continued to set the pace in the 2019 RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires as it made its annual visit to Hell in Norway this weekend (15/16 June), with the championship leader narrowly defeating home hero Ben-Philip Gundersen to seal a fourth consecutive triumph.

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Global tyre manufacturing output to grow 3.4% year- on -year to 2024 according to a new report published by Smithers Rapra

The global tyre industry is estimated at 19.25 million tonnes of production in 2019 and is anticipated to grow at 3.4% compound annual growth to 22.75 million tonnes in 2024. Global tyre demand is the ultimate driver of tyre manufacturing, with vehicles in use, generating ongoing tyre wear and replacement needs, and new vehicle sales requiring OEM tyres to be fitted.

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Bridgestone introduces Enliten, a new lightweight tyre technology that requires less materials and cuts CO2 emissions

Bridgestone has today announced the launch of Enliten, a new innovative lightweight tyre technology that represents an unmatchable 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. Benefitting car manufacturers, drivers and the environment, tyres with embedded Enliten technology also improve the vehicle’s handling and stability to increase driving pleasure.

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Automechanika Birmingham 2019 attracts highest ever visitor attendance

​Automechanika Birmingham has drawn to a close with 12,145 automotive industry professionals visiting the hugely successful 2019 event. From its blistering start on Tuesday morning, which broke all visitor number records, to its close on Thursday afternoon, the event delivered on its promise of bringing the entire UK automotive industry together against a backdrop of innovation, technology and networking.