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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Heroic effort unrewarded for Landsail Team Geriatric on dramatic Knockhill weekend

Wigan racer Tony Lynch was left singing the praises of his team after catching fire and rolling his car on a dramatic weekend of racing in the Retro Rallycross Championship.

Tony headed for Knockhill in Scotland holding top spot in the standings at the wheel of his Landsail Team Geriatric-run Toyota MR2.

Confidence was high at a circuit where he had enjoyed a number of front-running results in the past. Tony and fellow Retro class runner Simon Hart found themselves running track with the quicker Super Retro cars, with Tony beating his rival with ease in the first heat of round five.

Having held the lead through lap one of the second heat, Tony’s bid for a second win ended when he was forced to pull over with flames coming from the engine bay.

With no option but to retire from the remainder of the day, the team packed up to make the 240 mile trip back to base in Wigan in a bid to repair the damage - which was later traced to a small fracture on an oil pipe.

After a long journey and a late night in the workshop, the car was repaired and the team returned to Scotland in time for Sunday’s action, with the Toyota showing no ill-effects in the opening heat at Tony lapped quicker than he had on Saturday.

Victorious again in heat three, Tony went into the final chasing his second win of the season, but there was more drama to come when one of the notorious bumps on the loose surface section unsettled the MR2 and resulted in Tony making contact with the tyre barrier.

That tipped the car into a roll that would put Tony out on the spot, with the Toyota suffering extensive damage but Tony himself emerging unscathed.

Tony remains at the sharp end of the standings, and with the next round of the year scheduled to take place in November at Lydden Hill, will now evaluate the options available to conclude the season.

"It’s hard to find the words to express how I feel about the Knockhill weekend - apart from tired!" he said. "We headed for Scotland hoping to benefit from the recent work we had carried out on the car, but certainly didn’t expect things to be quite as dramatic as they were.

"For the final to end in the way it did was absolutely gutting and I have to hold my hands up as I got caught out. Although we’re lucky that the engine and gearbox are both okay, it’s done a lot of damage to the car so we now need to sit down and make a decision on how we completed the season.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Prepare for winter with the right tyres

We’ve all noticed the sudden chill in the air and continuous driving rain. Autumn has definitely arrived, and this seasonal transition can only mean one thing - it’s time to think about changing to winter tyres.

While drivers in the UK are not required to change to winter tyres, with average seasonal temperatures falling below 7°C, they can improve handling, grip and braking by making the switch.

We have a great value range of winter tyres for optimum performance and control over the colder months:

Winter Lander 
V-shaped tread pattern evacuates water, reducing the risk of aquaplaning
3-D, stay-open sipes improve traction by biting into the snow
Shoulder design is stiff to enhance cornering stability

Winter Star 
Specially designed for 4x4 and SUV vehicles
Three-rib ‘arrow’ block down the centre drives debris and water through powerfully for higher traction vehicles
High silica tread compound is formulated to improve grip, traction and braking in the extreme cold

Snow Star 
Specially designed for vans
Advanced shoulder design reduces heat build-up and wind resistance
Wet grip grooves provide superior hydroplaning resistance

Friday, October 1, 2021

Tyre Safety Month is back

October is Tyre Safety Month but do you check your tyres regularly?

Safety charity TyreSafe recommends drivers check their tyre tread and pressure at least once a month but 1 in 5 people have never checked their tyres.

Ensuring your tyres are in good condition and well looked after is critical to reducing risk for all road users. 

There are a few simple ways you can remain safe so Landsail Tyres has compiled a few handy tips to help you:

Check your tyre pressure regularly (you can find out what pressure your tyres should be on the driver door sill, fuel cap or vehicle handbook)

Put a reminder in your phone to do this each month. Relying on the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) warning light to appear is not recommended as by this time, braking distance has already increased by around 25%.

1 in 4 vehicles could have illegal tread depth.

Check tread depth at a minimum of 3 points around the tyre using tread indicators or use the 20p test. All our tyres have tread depth indicators within the longitudinal tyre grooves. Once these indicators are level with your tread (1.6mm) you are at the legal limit and it’s time to replace the tyre.

Defective tyres have been linked to 159 deaths or serious injuries

Tyres age and will deteriorate over time. Anything over 5 years old shouldn’t be driven on. To check the age of your tyres, you can find a dot code on the sidewall which gives the date the tyre was manufactured.

Check your tyre condition monthly or before long journeys and remove any objects stuck in the tyre tread

If you spot a nail stuck in the tyre, don’t continue to drive on it believing tyre pressure won’t be affected. The tyre is at risk of degrading rapidly.

Following these tips will help you get the maximum life out of your tyre and ensure it is working to keep you safe on the roads.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Landsail Tyres Dealer of the Month: Star Tyres

Since 1990 wheel and tyre specialist Star Tyres have kept Preston’s drivers moving.

A family-run business, owner Rab Nawaz says the success of the business is simple - offering customers specialist tyre expertise.

“Tyres and wheels are what we have always done, so it’s what we know best,” he said. “We are experts in this particular area. The reason 95% of our customers are regulars is because when it comes to tyres, you can rely on us.

“We’ve built our reputation and customer relationships over more than 30 years. This business was started by my uncle and we’ve grown up in it. When people ask about tyres, they know we have the knowledge to guide them in the right direction.”

Sticking to wheels and tyres has been a winning formula for Star Tyres. The business moved to larger premises 12 months ago and now offers mobile fitting, alloy wheel repair, diamond cutting and - for customers who want to stand out - hydro-dipping.

As an authorised Landsail dealer, they also have access to a comprehensive range of tyre sizes and applications, meaning Star Tyres has whatever tyre you need.

“The size range with Landsail is amazing,” said Rab. “Whatever our customers’ needs, Landsail tyres are available in almost any fitment, delivering consistently high levels of performance and excellent value.”

The brand partnership doesn’t end there. Following Star Tyres’ move to their new home on St Mary’s Street, Landsail’s branding team worked with them to craft a stunning, professional environment to welcome customers in.

“The Landsail branding team did a great job,” said Rab. “The brand identity is clear and the imagery and messaging really help when we are discussing Landsail with new customers.”

Learn more about Star Tyres at www.star-tyres.co.uk, or find them on instagram - @startyres_preston, twitter - @Star_Tyres or facebook - www.facebook.com/startyrespreston.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Landsail Team Geriatric's Tony Lynch claims Pembrey victory

Wigan racer Tony Lynch has secured his first win of the 2021 British Retro Rallycross Championship season at Pembrey.

The Welsh circuit hosted the third and fourth rounds of the campaign as a double-header, with Tony looking to reap the reward of extensive work that had gone into his Landsail Tyres-backed Team Geriatric Toyota MR2 in recent months.

With Paul Waldron Motorsport providing additional assistance as the team looked to find the best set-up for the car - and the introduction of a new suspension package by team partner AVO - the third round on Sunday would largely become a test for Tony and the team as they worked to find the ideal set-up for the car.

Using the three heats to fine tune the handling of the Toyota, Tony secured three second place finishes to leave him on the front row for the final and a storming start saw him rocket into the lead off the line.

However, an uncharacteristic error saw Tony spin out and drop down the order. He recovered back to third to take a podium but he knew victory was within reach. 

On Monday Tony took victory in heat one but was then excluded from heat two after a problem with his onboard camera. The penalty left him on the back row for the final even after claiming a podium in heat three.

Another rocket start when the lights went out for the final saw Tony blast into the lead on the run in to turn one.From that point he would find himself embroiled in a cat and mouse battle for victory with the Citroen of Steve Cozens.

Although the Citroen appeared to have the edge in terms of straight-line speed, the superior handling of the Toyota thanks to the revised suspension package would prove to be key as Tony saw off the challenge of his rival to snare a first Retro class win of the campaign - allowing him to retain his position at the head of the standings.

"It’s been a really positive weekend and we come away from Wales with two good results on the board, although it could have been better after Sunday," he said. "We’ve put a lot of work into improving the car, and throughout the first day, Paul and my team were able to work on various changes to the car so we could get the ideal set-up on the new suspension.

"Through the twisty bits in particular, the car was fantastic so I have to give thanks to AVO, Paul and my boys for their effort as the Toyota is now becoming the car we knew it can be.

"Having kept the points lead, we’ll keep pushing hard to retain our advantage and I feel confident about the races still to come."

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Landsail Tyres Dealer of the Month: The Tyre People, Wythenshawe

Since 2014 The Tyre People in Wythenshawe has grown rapidly - something owner Heath Dalton puts down to trust.

“I’ve been in the tyre and auto business since 1990. In that time, I’ve seen it all and while customers may not want to know all the technical detail behind your work, they can tell very quickly if you’re trying it on.

“When we started The Tyre People, we made sure that everything we did was clear and simple and we gave customers the right advice.”

Starting out as a pure tyre retailer with one ramp, The Tyre People has expanded significantly over the last eight years. It now has six ramps, two mobile service vans and contracts with fleet companies to maintain lease vehicles from a range of high-profile operators, including many connected to nearby Manchester Airport.

As an authorised dealer they also offer the full range of Landsail tyres. With more than 90% of UK fitments covered and an impressive record of performance and longevity, Landsail was the perfect fit for The Tyre People.

It’s a partnership that has flourished, with Landsail’s dedicated dealer support helping to maintain the site’s sharp, professional look as it has expanded.

“It’s simply evolution,” said Heath. “If you’re doing good work and demand increases, then you have to respond. We believe the work we do here is important. We are keeping people safe on the roads. Landsail Tyres is a key part of that.

“We fit Landsail to all sorts of vehicles. Most of our contract fleet vehicles - including Teslas - get fitted with Landsail tyres.

“Wherever you go in Wythenshawe and the surrounding areas, you’ll see Landsail Tyres on all sorts of cars and vans. Customers know that we will always do the right thing for them and recommend the best parts and Landsail fits the bill when it comes to tyres.

“We are in the heart of a very large but close-knit community so reputation matters. Our success is down to the reputation we’ve built and our customers’ willingness to spread the word.

“Landsail as a brand works for us because it fits with the way we do things. Their products are both reliable and high-performing and as a dealer we can trust their tyres, their delivery network and their brand support.”

Learn more about The Tyre People at www.thetyrepeople.co.uk, on instagram and twitter @thetyrepeople or on facebook at www.facebook.com/thetyrepeople1. If you would like to join Landsail’s dealer network call 08444 93 9000 or visit www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Landsail-backed Tony Lynch invited to Course des Pilotes Legendaires rallycross event

Tony Lynch and his Team Geriatric rallycross colleagues have earned themselves an invite to the prestigious French international rallycross event Course des Pilotes Legendaires.

Taking place on October 16 and 17  at the Circuit des Ducs, the event recognises the best drivers in the world of rallycross - including retro rallycross. this year Lynch and his Landsail Tyres-sponsored Team Geriatric Toyota MR2 have been extended an invitation to take part.

“It’s a great honour,” said Tony. “To have my efforts in the British Championship recognised internationally is fantastic.

“After a turbulent year for racing, to go there and perform in front of a big crowd of international rallycross enthusiasts would be a brilliant experience.”

The team’s participation however will depend on their standing in the British Retro Rallycross Championship. The Legendaires comes at a key point in the domestic season, and Tony insists his priority is the British title.

“We are working hard to win the title,” he said. “It has been our sole focus this season. If things are in the balance we won’t risk travelling, we’d rather stay and battle for the title.

“But hopefully we’ll do well, starting this weekend at Pembrey. If that is the case then we will hopefully be able to head over the Channel and show what we can do!”

Follow Team Geriatric’s season at www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Leicester City and Landsail Tyres kick-off second year of partnership in style

Season two of Landsail Tyres’ major partnership with Premier League side Leicester City got off to a strong start as the Foxes lifted the first silverware of the season - the Community Shield.

The FA Cup winners saw off Premier League champions Manchester City at Wembley to bring the shield back to the King Power Stadium.

And they carried their momentum into the opening day of the season - defeating Wolves 1-0.

As official tyre partner of the Foxes, this season is the first since Landsail signed to be played in front of capacity crowds - something that could help lift Leicester to greater heights.

“We’re really thrilled with the start to this season,” said Chris Saunders, Landsail UK Brand Manager.

“Our partnership with Leicester City has already been hugely successful, both on the pitch and with our customers. After a season of no fans in the stadium we can’t wait to see what this season will bring.”

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Landsail Tyres Dealer of the Month: Noble Tyres & Exhausts, Aberdare

Expertise, experience and excellence - that’s what Noble Tyres & Exhausts offers customers in the Cynon Valley town of Aberdare.

The family-run garage provides high-quality tyres, MOTs, brakes and vehicle servicing with its focus purely on giving customers the highest quality of workmanship.

“Our customers know that every service we provide, we are experts in,” said co-owner Andy Noble.

“We haven’t tried to add any services we can’t deliver to the highest standard. That’s why our customers trust us, they know that from start to finish, our work is the best.”

Noble Tyres & Exhausts was founded in 2009 by Andy, his brother Michael and dad Les, primarily as a tyre-fitting centre.

“I had previous experience in the industry but together we wanted to offer people in this area great services and products - to make sure that for a fair price they could ensure their vehicles were well looked after and safe.”

Today Noble Tyres employs eight staff and has built a reputation for quality that not only supported its growth but helped it recover following the Covid pandemic.

“Last year was tough because business dropped off overnight,” said Andy. “But we made some changes and kept things ticking over and as things have started to open up again we’re rushed off our feet.

“We’re doing about 200 MOTs a month and selling loads of tyres as people come back to us in droves. They need to get vehicles which have been sitting idle back to a roadworthy state and many have been choosing to come to us.”

Many of the tyres Noble sells today are Landsail tyres. The huge range of Landsail fitments and the brand’s blend of quality and value has made it a firm favourite with the drivers of Rhondda Cynon Taf.

“The Landsail tyres are great,” said Andy. “Our customers trust us to recommend products that meet a high standard of quality. Landsail’s range offers that quality across a wide range of sizes that covers most vehicles that come in here at a really good price so it’s a no-brainer.

“We do a lot of Landsail now and all our customers are happy with them. We offer the full fitting and wheel alignment service right here and the reputation we have built over the years has really helped us bounce back strong after lockdown.”

Learn more about Noble Tyres at www.nobletyres.com. If you would like to join Landsail’s dealer network call 08444 93 9000 or visit www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Tony doing his homework ahead of Pembrey retro rallycross contest

Tony Lynch and Team Geriatric are preparing for the next round of the British 5Nations Retro Rallycross Championship at Pembrey over the August Bank Holiday.

After a strong start at Lydden Hill in March, it’s a long wait until the Wigan race team can get out on track again. But Tony is not wasting the time he has.

Speaking to Leon Wall of Chat Motorsport, he said that he was looking at timing reports and comparing them to the previous season. By examining the data alongside his driving experience, Tony aims to get more out of his Landsail Tyres-branded Toyota MR2 to improve on two second-place finishes in the opening rounds.

“We’re competitive but so is everyone we race against,” said Tony. “We’re not kidding ourselves.

“Someone always rises to the top early, everyone lifts their game to close the gap then someone else will take over so there’s a long way to go.

“Ultimately it’s survival of the fittest. We’ve made improvements over the off-season, saving weight and improving the car and Lydden gave us a chance to see how those changes had affected us compared to our rivals.

“We were up there but there’s room for improvement. We can see the improvement in the timings but on the day you have to be realistic. We could have pushed on harder but you live to fight another day.

Keep up with all the action at www.retrorallycross.com.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Sin City Muscle Cars finish off restored ‘67 Mustang fastback with Landsail Tyres

A classic muscle car from the golden age has been immaculately restored by the talented Sin City Muscle Cars in Las Vegas - featuring Landsail’s thoroughly modern LS388 tyres!

The Ford Mustang is a true classic. Compact, affordable and performance-oriented, It is still Ford’s longest-produced vehicle model. While today the badge is carried by Ford’s newest electric vehicle, for the last five decades it has been the embodiment of American car culture.

Restoring such a powerful machine to its former glory offered Sin City the chance to enhance its handling and grip with more modern tyres. Enter Landsail, with a wide range of fitments, advanced silica compound, cutting edge UHP tread design and ultra-modern manufacturing facilities.

Sin City Muscle Car built out their striking blue 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback before fitting Ridler Wheels and LS388s. In fact Landsail impressed so much this won’t be the last Sin City build they feature in.

“Our brands are made for each other,” said Landsail's US Sales Director Nick Gutierrez. “We love being a part of their builds - old school or new school!”

Monday, June 28, 2021

Jahmali claims second Landsail Tyres J-Cup victory

After an incredible few days of racing, It was Michael and Sarah Wallis'  J/122E Jahmali crew that claimed the Landsail Tyres J-Cup for 2021. 

The annual J-boat contest was blessed with champagne conditions on the Solent for the 50 teams who entered.

From day one, when the cup opened with two leeward races, the wind was breezy and changeable but the weather was great.

The early north westerly wind on day two carried some rain to wash down the J-Boats on the way out. However, later in the day, the breeze backed to the west and out came the sunshine with an average wind speed of 12 knots. It was a day for heads out of the boat, anticipating the shifting and variable wind.

On the final day, in IRC One, Jahmali came from behind to win all three races, winning the class and claiming the boat's second J-Cup - it's first coming way back in 2014. Johnny Cooper’s J/112E Jooped had been leading the regatta for two days but finished up in second. Mark Stevens’ J/105 Jacana finished third in class, just two points ahead of Vernon Bradley’s J/99 BlackJack.`

At the socially-distanced prizegiving, an emotional Michael Wallis said: “Thank you to everybody who sailed in this event and everybody who has organised it. We were honoured to have Marie Claude Heys sailing with us, and we were honoured to sail around the Paul Heys Buoy twice today in his memory. So, here’s to the big man – thank you.”

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Landsail’s van tyre range - when you need tyres you can rely on

Winter, summer, all-season - whenever you need your van on the road, Landsail has tyres you can trust.

From the hard-wearing LSV88 to the tough Snow Star winter tyre and the 4Seasons Van - giving you the best of both warm and cold-weather performance - Landsail’s innovative tyre design makes it the ideal tyre for tradesmen, delivery drivers and more.

The LSV88 is Landsail’s original van tyre. Designed for durability but with agile handling for enhanced control and safety, it was the first van tyre manufactured in Landsail’s cutting-edge Industry 4.0 facility.

Snow Star is formulated with an advanced silica compound to retain the flexibility needed for cold-weather control and the strength required to carry significant load. Its tread design is specifically engineered to channel water, snow and debris through the tread and out to maintain grip and braking performance.

4Seasons Van uses the latest design innovation to deliver performance that is agile and responsive while also comfortable under full load.

Not only is it a proven summer performer, it has 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake certification so  when deliveries reach their winter peak, 4Seasons Van just keeps on working.

“Vans play a more important role in the economy than ever,” said Chris Saunders, Landsail UK Brand Manager.

“With more drivers working in the sector it has become more important to ensure they have the right tyres for the job. Cost is an important factor, as is safety, particularly with there being a very obvious peak around late autumn and winter for deliveries.

“Creating a range of tyres designed to perform at an optimal level in all conditions made perfect sense to us. The LSV88 is a reliable everyday performer - a robust yet comfortable van tyre, for the busy winter Snow Star delivers increased control in lower temperatures    and the 4Seasons Van is ideal for the year-round van driver who wants a tyre with exceptional handling and longevity in all conditions.”

For more information on the Landsail range visit www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Dealer of the Month: Express Tyre Service

Express Tyre Service in Lockerbie has one core philosophy - they keep it simple for their customers.

With more than 30 years of expertise, customers trust Express to offer them them the tyres they need at the best price.

Owners Ian and Jill Hamilton have just completed a major rebrand of the Bridge Street site. In partnership with Landsail Tyres they’ve created a fresh, modern customer environment and increased roadside visibility to enhance the customer experience.

“We pride ourselves on giving the best possible customer service and investing in a more modern look and feel is a big part of that,” said Ian. “We call what we offer modern technology with old-fashioned values.

“Customers can book their fitting online or they can come in and see us. At the moment customers and staff operate under Covid restrictions to keep everyone safe. We will even come to you with our mobile tyre service.

“It’s important to us to make sure that every customer feels confident and comfortable when they come in and that starts with what they first see. Once they step inside our team offers everyone a warm welcome. Thanks to our years of experience, whether you are a real petrolhead or you’re not really sure about cars, we’ll treat you with respect and help you get back on the road safely.

“We built our business on tyres. Our goal has always been to give people the right advice to make sure they are safe on the roads. Tyres are, as they have always been, your primary safety feature and we take that very seriously.

“Landsail tyres have really taken off with customers, in part because we have found ourselves that Landsail are extremely good quality tyres which deliver outstanding performance for a great price so we have been able to recommend them.

“Many of our regular customers have now become loyal Landsail customers because of the level of daily performance they offer.

Express Tyre Service’s reputation is built on their tyre and automotive knowledge, but they are also known for their generosity to many local and national charities, including Cancer Research.

They have also stepped up to support those with sporting ambitions, including Isle of Man TT sidecar duo Rob Fisher and Rick Long.

“As a business we rely on the support of our customers,” said Ian. “So we try to pay that forward and support others who are doing good work or are striving to achieve something great.”

Express Tyre Service’s new-look Lockerbie depot is open now. Book an appointment with them online at www.lockerbietyres.co.uk or visit them on social media on Facebook. To learn more about the Landsail tyre range visit www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Landsail Tyres J-Cup to go ahead despite delayed lifting of Covid restrictions

The 2021 Landsail Tyres J-Cup will go ahead on Thursday, June 24 despite the UK Government’s delay in lifting the current Covid restrictions.

The event, which runs until Saturday, June 26 will be supported by Landsail Tyres for the seventh time and will offer the most competitive J-Boat racing of the season.

Hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club on the banks of the Hamble River, the regatta provides three days of thrilling racing on the Solent plus great fun and pageantry ashore at one of UK’s most prestigious yacht clubs.

Following the announcement of a delay to the easing of lockdown the J-Cup - which managed to continue through the pandemic measures of 2020 - will go ahead with crews and spectators attending under existing Covid restrictions.

More than 50 boats have entered this year for a full programme that includes the J/111 class National Championships.

“We’re thrilled that the J-Cup is able to go ahead,” said Landsail Tyres UK Brand Manager Chris Saunders. “The organisers have already proved they can operate the event Covid-safe and this year will enjoy more freedom than in 2020.

“We’re sure that the crews are just itching to get out there and race and we can’t wait!”

Monday, June 7, 2021

Trust Landsail to get you home in a crisis

With fitments covering more than 90% of UK cars, it’s probably no surprise that Landsail Tyres also offers selected patterns in run-flat options.

If your car is one of those with run-flats as standard, Landsail offers both its UHP LS588 and LS388 in run-flat sizes so that you can enjoy the benefits of a tyre that keeps going after a puncture without the drawbacks.

Built on the principles of using a reinforced sidewall to maintain structural integrity enough to safely get you home, Landsail’s run-flat range not only takes the sting out of the cost of replacing these highly engineered tyres, it also brings the same trusted performance that has seen the brand grown in the UK, where it now represents one in every 25 tyres sold.

“Run-flat tyres are the result of significant advances in tyre engineering,” said Chris Saunders, Landsail UK Brand Manager. “To find the balance of performance and comfort in a tyre built with the strength to support a vehicle is complex.

“Landsail ‘s run-flat tyres are designed and built to offer added comfort without compromising either their driving performance or ability to drive to safety following a puncture.

“By basing our run-flat tyres on the LS588 and LS388 patterns, drivers have supreme confidence that their tyres will deliver precise control, great handling and responsive braking.”

Thanks to its 3D block design, the LS588 maintains maximum grip for longer; and despite its lower profile, its sidewalls have a proven track record of maintaining support up to 50mph  following a puncture.

For the smaller passenger, the LS388 pattern also offers that reassurance, with grip and handling profiles replicated for the run-flat model plus optimised pitch alignment to enhance the tyre’s noise-cancelling features. This results in the LS388 run-flat version delivering a supremely comfortable drive.

For more information on the Landsail run-flat range or to enquire about joining the Landsail dealer network call 08444 93 9000 or visit www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Tony Lynch and Landsail Team Geriatric claim double podium on rallycross return

Seasoned Wigan race driver Tony Lynch and Landsail Team Geriatric made a strong start to their Retro Rallycross campaign in the 2021 British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy.

Racing at Lydden Hill in Kent, the event marked the debut for Tony's new-look Toyota MR2, complete with Landsail Tyres livery, which had undergone extensive work over the winter in a bid to challenge for the Retro Rallycross crown.

Team Geriatric is a race team, based in Wigan, made up of experienced race engineers who are proving that age is no barrier to success.

“We have tried to retire but we can’t walk away,” said Tony. “We love the thrill of racing and we’re still pretty good, so why quit?”

Saturday's opening meeting saw Tony pick up a hat-trick of third place finishes in the three heats and after a rocket start to the final before being pipped to the line by the Mini of Terry Moore to finish second.

Monday's round would see Tony qualify at the front of the grid and although he held the lead when the lights went out, Moore stole it going through turn one.

From there, Tony would chase the Mini down and twice managed to get back ahead only to then see Moore reclaim the lead going up the hill to the hairpin, handing Tony his second runners-up finish of the weekend.

With points being awarded for both qualifying and the finals, Tony finds himself leading the standings after the first two rounds, with an advantage of eight points to take into round three at Pembrey.

"It's great to come away from the opening round with two podium finishes, but we have work to do ahead of the next round," he said. "We'll regroup and work hard to improve the car. I have to give massive credit to the team as we had a few little issues across the weekend that they worked hard to fix, and that allowed me to go out and put on a good show across the weekend.”

Chris Saunders, Landsail Tyres UK Brand Manager, said: “We’re thrilled to help Tony return to action this season.

“Lydden Hill was a strong start and we know that Team Geriatric will be keen to get back out there and get to the top of the podium.”

Follow Team Geriatric’s season at www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Landsail Dealer of the Month - Tyre Hub

Landsail Tyres dealer Tyre Hub started in 2014 from its original base in Bold, St Helens offering professional tyre services and wheel alignment. 

In 2017 it opened a new branch in Widnes offering the same services plus MOT testing and vehicle repairs. In 2020 the company launched a fleet of highly equipped mobile tyre fitting vehicles to cover St Helens and Widnes 6 days a week.

“Our carefully chosen employees are the heartbeat of the business,” said Charlotte Croom, Operations Manager of Tyre Hub.

“They recognise that putting the customer first, creating a positive experience and combined with honest hard work is the right way to do things and the rewards are customer loyalty and a great place to work.”

Those standards were also applied when Tyre Hub chose to become an authorised Landsail dealer.

“Working with an established and progressive company such as Landsail, with the support they offer to us as a dealer, is fantastic,” said Charlotte. “The recent branding of our centres has added to the already professional image our company holds, we are very fortunate to have a large and loyal customer base that has been grown and nurtured thanks to the very hard work of our amazing work force.

“As a brand Landsail offers a huge product range across the board and when it comes to offering high quality performance without the big price tag Landsail are head and shoulders above the rest. 

“We find our customers very often favourably compare Landsail to premium brands and decide to stick with them for future tyre purchases.  Both the performance and the continuous evolution of the brand allows us to promote trust in it to our customers, we look forward to continuing to grow and develop this relationship.”

Like all businesses, Tyre Hub was impacted by Covid last year, with the business having to make significant changes to remain operational.

“No one could have foreseen how the last 12/18 months have played out,” said Charlotte.

“In the early days of the first lockdown it was certainly a shock to see such disruption and change in the day to day working environment.  However, thanks to our amazing and dedicated work force we adapted and modified a number of processes to meet and exceed the required protocols put in place.

“This allowed us to continue to provide our customers with the essential service we carry out, keeping emergency service vehicles on the road via our working relationship with national breakdown companies and helping key workers with tyre services to assist them in getting to and from work.

“The support Landsail has continually offered us as a dealer has been nothing short of fantastic, from tyre centre branding to staff uniforms as well as point of sale information for our customers.

“We’re confident in the brand and it is helping us to develop long-standing and trusting relationships with our customers.”

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Landsail offers performance you can trust

Sports cars, hatchbacks, SUVs - the UHP tyre of today must deliver the right level of ride
comfort, longevity and performance for a wide range of vehicle and driver styles.
The ever-growing popularity of Landsail’s LS588 and LS388 tyres demonstrates that they
have found that balance.
Designed and engineered using the latest tyre performance data and manufactured in the
world’s first Industry 4.0 tyre facility, Landsail’s high performance patterns continue to drive
the brand’s growth in the UK and across the globe.
Both the LS588 and LS388 ranges are sporty, fast and agile while also offering longevity and
strength. This combination of factors makes these tyres an excellent choice for most UK
drivers.
 
Both tyres share core features, including a central 3D block designed to anchor the tyres and
ensure an even wear profile while maintaining traction in wet and dry conditions. Both
patterns also include heat-resistant bars built into the shoulders to reduce wear and
longitudinal grooves feeding into latitudinal channels to remove water from the contact area
efficiently.
 
The sportier LS588 is designed to offer a wider contact patch and lower profile than the
LS388. The LS588 also comes in a dedicated SUV application, with the same tread pattern
and characteristics but a higher load rating.
 
“The LS588 and LS388 have been designed for today’s demanding marketplace,” said Chris
Saunders, Landsail UK Brand Manager. “High performance tyres are no longer expected to
just deliver high-speed handling and control; they must also be able to work effectively on
the school run and the morning commute, with the ability to carry heavier weight.
“Landsail does that, which is why the brand is trusted by UK drivers. One in every 25 tyres
sold in the UK is a Landsail tyre. Drivers choose us because they know they can rely on our
tyres for comfort, value and safety.”
 
For more information on the Landsail range or to enquire about joining the Landsail dealer
network call 08444 93 9000 or visit www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Leicester City win the 2021 FA Cup

Landsail Tyres is proud to congratulate our partners Leicester City on winning the prestigious FA Cup for the first time ever.

A stunning Youri Tielemens strike sealed a Wembley win over Chelsea for the Foxes and saw Brendan Rodgers’ men join an elite group of only six English clubs to have won the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.

As the official tyre partner of Leicester City Landsail has enjoyed joining them on their incredible road to glory this season, which fittingly ended in front of a live crowd of 21,000 people - the largest crowd at an English game since March 2020, the start of the first pandemic lockdown.

The Premier League is still to be completed so we wish everyone at Leicester all the best for the remaining games as you prepare to finish the season with fans inside the King Power Stadium.

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