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Richard Gifford, currently ranked 16th for the 2022 world championships, has entered into a sponsorship agreement with CAM for the 2022 season, as CAM tips the player to become a prospective World Champion.

At a digital press conference, Koelnmesse, the organiser of The Tire Cologne, and the German Tyre Retail and Vulcanisation Trade Association (BRV), The event’s conceptual sponsor, have confirmed that the Tire Cologne 2022 has been given the green light to take place in Cologne between 24-26th May.

With the new winter tyres from Nokian Tyres designed for demanding journeys requiring solid winter grip, the Hakkapeliitta range features long-lasting tyres that can carry heavy loads even at rapid speeds.

With 3,900 tractors registered in December 2021, this constitutes a 142% increase on December 2020, when 1,611 tractors were registered. This strong rise helped end the year 9.4% ahead of 2020 levels, in statistics released by Profi.

The ETRMA has published the fourth quarter and end of year results for the OE and replacement tyre markets, with a clear recovery for original equipment truck tyres and a moderate reduction for replacement agricultural tyres.

Starting this month, apprenticeship trainees in agricultural and livestock farming can apply for a three-year financial support grant through a social media video. The campaign, organised by Continental and supported by DEULA (The German Association of Agriculture), aims to showcase both the variety and attractiveness of farming for the younger generation. 

Although the shadow of the pandemic affected 2021, the year was a marked improvement on 2020, with trucks registering a 22.3% increase on 2020 levels, towed vehicles scoring a 32.4% rise and buses gaining a healthier 11.1% boost on 2020 levels in figures released by the Associazione Nazionale Filiera Industria Automobilistica (ANIFA).

The Recircle Awards has announced four new awards categories open to public voting. The Business Breakthrough and Best Casing & Tyre Disposal Services awards will return for the second edition, while two new categories will appear at the Recircle Awards. These newly-created awards for Industry Achievement and Rubberised Asphalt are now open for public voting.

The KAMAZ-master team took 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place, while the PETRONAS Team De Rooy IVECO/MAMMOET Rallysport Team De Rooy finished 5th, 6th, 8th and 10th in an impressive feat for the Goodyear-equipped teams.

With growth for all types of vehicles, the Italian tractor market is thriving, in results released by FederUnacoma.

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