MILAN — Pirelli Motorsport is getting a head-start on the transition of tires it supplies to Formula 1 to a lower-profile, 18-inch rim diameter specification — set for the 2021 season — by introducing the new spec tires to the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2020.
STUTTGART, Germany — Porsche A.G. recently put a new "spin" on its decades of racing at the iconic 24 Hours of LeMans by converting the tires from its 2017 race winner into a limited-edition run of single-sided vinyl records featuring key moments of the car maker's LeMans heritage.
SUPERIOR, Wisc. — Synthetic lubricants and high-performance product manufacturer Amsoil Inc. has become the title sponsor of the Spokane, Wash.-based Seehorn Rally Team, extending its partnership with Jeff Seehorn and Karen Jankowski for 2019.
AKRON — Bridgestone Americas Inc. plans to build a dedicated race tire plant in Akron near its technical center to replace an existing race-tire unit in the original Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. Plant One building.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Continental Tire the Americas' General Tire brand has secured exclusive tire supplier and official racing tire status with NASCAR's K&N Pro Series, Pinty's Series and PEAK Mexico Series for the next few years.