With environmental consciousness front of mind across the transport industry and society as a whole, commercial fleet operators work hard to reduce fuel consumption, to meet strict legal requirements and help lower overall driving costs. When it comes to tyres, one of the most effective ways operators can lessen environmental impact is by choosing retreads for their fleets. Tyre retreading extends the useful lifetime of a tyre and is a more economical alternative to buying completely new tyres. By reusing the casing, energy and raw materials are saved, and the number of old tyres in circulation is reduced. As one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, Continental has a wealth of experience in retreading and casing management. As part of its ContiLifeCycle programme, it offers high-quality retreads under the ContiRe name.
Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed Checkpoint as its latest member, enabling the wheel safety specialist to keep up to date with the latest developments and legislation in the industry.
18 women from 13 different countries lined up in the inaugural season of the W Series in 2019. They had all come through a tough selection procedure with over 50 applicants. The calendar featured six races, all of which featured on the support programme for the DTM. Jamie Chadwick’s victory in the season-opener in Hockenheim showed that she would be the woman to beat. Beitske Visser emerged as her closest rival. The Dutch driver won one race and produced consistently strong performances to keep the title race alive until the finale at Brands Hatch. However, she was ultimately unable to stop Chadwick from claiming the title.
There is no doubt that in the past few years the flexible concept of mobile tyre servicing has evolved into an increasing business opportunity for enterprising tyre retailers and garage service providers throughout most European countries.
The Dunlop Sport Classic acknowledges like no other vintage tyre that classic vehicles deserve modern technologies when it comes to handling and braking performance while maintaining that old-school look and feel. By winning the Auto Bild Klassik vintage tyre test for the second consecutive year, Dunlop shows that it knows exactly how to respond to those consumer needs.
UVeye, a provider of high-end solutions for automatic external inspection of vehicles, has expanded its automotive scanning capabilities with its new tyre inspection system, Artemis. As well as improving the efficiency and accuracy of tyre inspection, the system offers significant enhancements to vehicle safety and compliance.
It was not pole-sitter Marco Wittmann (BMW), but Scotland’s Paul di Resta who made the best start in the Saturday race at Brands Hatch. The Aston Martin driver rocketed through from fourth place on the grid to take an early lead. However, he was subsequently handed a time penalty for a jump start, which saw him plummet back down the field. From that point on, the race was dominated by Wittmann, who came in for a new set of Hankook race tyres on lap 14.
Apollo Tyres UK’s purple and white colours come back to the UK for the first British truck race of the year: ‘Thelma’, the TOR TRUCK RACING truck wearing Apollo’s livery, will be racing at speeds of up to 100mph with the best of ‘em at Donington Park. Convoy in The Park is round 5 of the British Truck Racing Association Championship, held over the weekend of 10/11 August.
Enviro’s production company has now obtained ISO certification in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 regarding the company's quality and environmental management systems. “Our production has been running in accordance with both certifications for a long time, being certified formally is important in our customer dialogues, as it’s often required,” says Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro.
Presentation of the official schedule for the Serie BKT championship at Ascoli Piceno. For the second year in a row, the company is Title Sponsor and its brand is climbing up the charts of all the fans’ hearts.