Three automotive leaders cycled over 171 miles on the River Thames, raising over £202,000 so far for charity, Ben The trio cycled from Thames Head to London with a fundraising target of £300,000 Water-cycling challenge has raised money to support automotive industry people going through tough times
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The number of tyres supplied to the Ferrari Racing Days at the Nürburgring has now reached an important milestone, while the new intermediate tyre also makes its debut. These tyres have a lot in common with the P Zero covers supplied to Formula 1, underlining how the tyres for the XX program are directly derived from the highest levels of Pirelli Motorsport technology.
Emma Kimilainen was one of 54 applicants to qualify for the W Series. As early as five, she used to sit in a self-constructed car and happily drive lap after lap. “My father was a motorsport fan, but never actually drove himself. He built me a small car, for which you had to use a crank handle to generate electricity, in order to be able to drive it. Later on, I switched to karting,” the Finn recalls.
GT Radial, the main sprint circuit sponsor at Power Maxed MotoFest Coventry 2019, and the visiting public, have raised a fantastic £1,000 for the Lord Mayor of Coventry’s chosen annual charities.
Bruno Spengler (BMW) started Sunday’s race at the Norisring from fifth on the grid and took the lead after a lightning start. Soon after, pole sitter René Rast (Audi) behind him was sent spinning by his brand colleague Nico Müller, who was awarded a drive-through penalty as a result, while championship leader Rast dropped down the field. Bruno Spengler controlled the field from the front as the race went on, had new Hankook race tyres fitted on lap 32 and after 70 laps celebrated his fifth win at the Norisring, where he also celebrated his last DTM win in 2017.
Martin O’Shea has been appointed to the new position of Quality Test Engineer / Manager at GX2 Technology Group, the parent company of joint Michelin licensees Wheely-Safe and Fit2Go TPMS.
René Rast was the beneficiary of a blessing in disguise in Saturday’s DTM race at the Norisring. Starting from third on the grid, the Audi driver stalled his engine at the start and dropped back to last place. The 32-year-old came in for a new set of Hankook race tyres on lap three and benefitted from the appearance of the safety car, which took to the track directly in front of him following a collision. This strategy allowed Rast to take the lead on lap 30. By the time he took the chequered flag, the German had extended his lead to 34.489 seconds.
Ben-Philip Gundersen finally ended Oliver Eriksson’s winning run in the 2019 RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires, as the JC Raceteknik ace fought his way to a tremendously popular and hard-earned victory during rallycross’ ‘Magic Weekend’ at Höljes (5-7 July).
Premium tyre maker Hankook is taking part in the ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix at the Nürburgring for the sixth consecutive time, in 2019 and, as a premium tyre supplier for MAN, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Scania and Schmitz-Cargobull, is underlining its established position in the European commercial vehicle market.
A team of cyclists from Protyre has helped raise £22,000 for charity after receiving a confidence-boosting message from Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas.