Goodyear has announced that it will re-enter European and International sportscar racing. The tire manufacturer will develop a new range of tires for the FIA World Endurance Championship, including the Le Mans 24-hour race.
Ben Crawley, Goodyear motorsport director, said, “The nature of the races, varying from four hours to 24 hours, mean tire choice and strategy are critical and it provides a motivating challenge for our technology team in our European innovation centers ahead of exploring other racing opportunities for the brand.”
Ahead of its return, the company has been developing a new range of tires for Le Mans prototypes at their innovation centers in Hanau, Germany, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg.
The tires will be developed and manufactured alongside Goodyear’s latest range of Eagle F1 SuperSport tires for performance and track-day cars, ensuring that the technology and knowledge transfer between the road and race ranges is optimized.
The tires will debut at the start of the 2019/2020 WEC season at Silverstone in August.