FIA European Truck Racing Championship extends exclusive partnership with Goodyear
- Goodyear once more selected as unique and trusted tyre supplier until end-2024
- Goodyear technology to support FIA ETRC net-zero targets moving forward
Goodyear and the FIA European Truck Racing Championship (FIA ETRC) have renewed their long-standing partnership with another three-year contract extension. This underlines Goodyear’s commitment to the exciting future vision of FIA ETRC, including an increased focus on innovation, sustainability and talent development.
Maciej Szymanski, Director of Marketing for Commercial Business Europe at Goodyear said: “The race-prepared 1,500 hp trucks have incredible acceleration with 30-160 km/h being dispatched in just six seconds. In addition to harnessing this power, the Goodyear tyres also have to cope with high G-forces, kerb strikes and intense track temperatures. It’s over twenty years since we developed our first ETRC tyre and we are delighted to be appointed as sole supplier for another three years.”
FIA ETRC attracted 420,000 spectators to events in past years and is an important platform for tyre development. The tyre is an important component to drive results on the track, likewise for daily transport fleet operations. Efficiency and uptime are key to stay ahead of the game.
The experience of extreme situations in motorsport complements Goodyear’s on-road, test track, simulation and laboratory research and testing. The tyre data gathered from extreme race conditions enables the engineering team to develop new innovative tread and carcass technologies combining both low rolling resistance and durability for advanced on-road performance.
Hi-performance and sustainability
The FIA ETRC is underway to become a leading platform in the road haulage industry with a sustainability roadmap in place, a role model in the road haulage industry, underlining its commitment through becoming a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, to help implement the Paris Agreement and to accelerate the transformative change needed to reach greenhouse gas emission neutrality.
Rolf Werner, ETRA managing director: “This year, all trucks switched to 100% renewable biofuel (HVO) becoming the first ever FIA-regulated championship to do so, and bio-LNG is being pioneered in the pace truck. The championship’s framework for sustainability transition is working towards a net-zero target of 2038 and Goodyear has pledged to contribute to this. We look forward to work closely in the next years towards a greener future.”
The 2021 FIA ETRC featured events at major European venues, including Formula 1 circuits like the Hungaroring, and a season finale at Le Mans.
FIA ETRC 2022 calendar
- May 21-22 Italy (Misano World Circuit)
- June 11-12 Hungary (Hungaroring)
- July 02-03 Slovakia (Slovakia Ring)
- July 16-17 Germany (Nürburgring)
- September 03-04 Czech Republic (Autodrom Most)
- September 10-11 Belgium (Circuit Zolder)
- September 24-25 France (Le Mans Bugatti)
- October 01-02 Spain (R.A.C.E. Circuito del Jarama)
More info: FIA ETRC website.