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In a noticeable drop, with only 10,459 commercial vehicles registered in October, the number is close to half that of the 16,573 units registered in October 2020. Industrial vehicles fared better with only a 6.5% drop compared to 2020. However, the market is still holding firm for both vehicles type in comparison to 2020 levels, indicating that 2021 will be a stronger, healthier year for the industry.

The gripping finale of the 2021 British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) saw Giti Tire’s Martin Gibson secure a hard-fought third place in the final overall standings ending a decisive season of highs for Gibson.

Drop kicking into the world of rugby, BKT has joined the Rugby World Cup France as an official tyre supplier. The tenth tournament starts on 8th September 2023 with a match between the hosts and New Zealand at the Stade de France.

Fedecom, the Dutch Association responsible for companies that are active in technology for agriculture, dairy farming, landscaping and horticulture, as well as for the industry and internal transport, have published the tractor registration results for 2021’s third quarter in the Netherlands. The results, which cover agricultural, narrow-gauge and compact tractor models, show that compact tractors figures are starting to stand out, while agricultural and narrow-gauge tractors are only making minor inroads, compared to the 2020 timeframe.

Last Friday, we had the opportunity to talk to Commercial Director for CAM, Steve Daly, in the lead up to the company’s Monday morning announcement hailing the success of the integration between CAM International’s TiDaeXTM and Bridgestone’s FleetBridge system.  The success of this integration is now realised and put into practice every day with the 26 commercial tyre service providers who are now live and benefitting on a daily basis from this successful integration.

Bridgestone Germany has again given flood relief at local level by equipping the DRK local associations of Bad-Neuenahr-Ahrweiler emergency vehicle fleet with new tyres to help the affected regions get back on their feet.

With the debut of Farming Simulator 22 this month, BKT and its range of best-selling tyres will be available to gamers to equip the virtual tractors and agricultural machinery of the biggest manufacturers in the world used in the game, produced by GIANTS Software.

With 804 tractor registrations in October of  50hp or above, the figures from the AEA (Agricultural Engineer’s Association) show a market revving to supersede 2020’s yearly total.

Toyo Tires was front and centre at the UEC Cyclo-Cross European Championships between 6 - 7th November as part of its participation in the upcoming UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup.

Michelin has become an official partner of Farming Simulator 22. All players can now experience the environmental and productivity performance of Michelin’s agricultural tyre range when the game launches later this month.

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