Hirohide Hamashim, Bridgestone's director of motorsport tyre development, is confident there won't be a repeat of the tyre confusion which occurred at the Australian Grand Prix as Formula One prepares for the Chinese Grand Prix next weekend.
Dunlop has been chosen to provide the especially high performance tyre Dunlop SP Sport Maxx for both the XFR and the XKR by car maker Jaguar. The latest additions to the Jaguar line up feature a 375 kW/510 hp supercharged engine and acceleration of 4.8 seconds from 0-100 km/h.
Continental has earned its 7th and 8th "best buy" recommendation from the consumer advice website Which? In the April Which? Tyre ranking report the continental premium contact 2 received the highest overall performance score in the two tyre sizes featured.
It seems investor interest has returned to the automotive industry, whose valuations have been laid low by the global crisis, with Italian tyremaker Pirelli & C (PECI.MI) shares rising 8 percent. With 35 million, more than the daily average for the past month, shares having changed hands.
The European Parliament's industry committee has voted in favour of new tyre labelling regulations which will mean Tyre and vehicle retailers will have to provide customers with detailed information on the energy efficiency, safety and noise performance of tyres.