The 2017 FIA European Truck Racing Championship will again see Goodyear supply its specially developed Truck Racing tyres to all competitors.
Manufactured in 315/70R22.5 size, the tyres are capable of withstanding high impact loads from 1 500 horsepower, 5,5-ton trucks racing at up to 160km/h.
In 2016 Goodyear was selected by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) as exclusive tyre partner for the FIA European Truck Racing Championship for three years, extending a partnership which started in 2004.
The tyres are specially developed for racing. They are built on standard latest generation production 315/70R22.5 casings, which impart very high robustness. The special tread layer and compound, which contribute to high grip, are based on Goodyear’s extensive motorsport experience.
The tyres feature a special tread sub-layer to prevent overheating and protect against damage and excessive wear, and an asymmetric tread pattern to ensure a high level of grip in wet and dry conditions.
Further, they carry Radio Frequency Identity (RFID) which allows FIA race officials to monitor all casings individually to ensure that every team adheres to regulations.
“We are looking forward to the 2017 season, which will be the 13th year we have supported European truck racing,” says Benjamin Willot, Director Marketing Commercial Tyres at Goodyear Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“Our involvement in this unique sport gives us the opportunity to show the outstanding performance of our truck racing tyres, which are built on the same casings used in our regular truck tyres, as used by thousands of fleets.
“It also gives us the opportunity to meet truck enthusiasts and talk to them about our commitment to truck racing and the transport industry as well as our other truck products, technologies, services and solutions that are second to none in the industry.”