Goodyear Blimp 2022 Tour Announced
- The Goodyear Blimp is back at the European skies for a 2022 tour
- The airship will fly over five race events between May and July
- It will provide aerial coverage at WTCR Nürburgring and 24 Hours of Le Mans
The Goodyear Blimp will fly in European skies for the third consecutive year since its comeback in 2020. In 2022, the calendar features five racing events, including the 90th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the WTCR - FIA World Touring Car Cup round at the Nürburgring. The airship will also soar above a number of cities, giving fans the chance to spot the Blimp in the sky.
The Goodyear Blimp operating in Europe is a Goodyear-branded Zeppelin NT semi-rigid airship. With over a century of history and innovation in lighter-than-air aviation, the Goodyear brand icon will be back in European skies for the third consecutive year providing the coverage of major motorsport events and allowing selected guests to experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly on the Blimp.
The Goodyear Blimp will start its 2022 tour in May, visiting the 6 Hours of Spa in Belgium on 7 May as part of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). In the following couple of days, the airship will fly over to the UK, where it will place a visit to London, allowing citizens to see the Blimp once again on 11-12 May after last year’s visit to the British capital. From there, the icon will travel to Brands Hatch for the action-packed weekend at the second round of the British Touring Car Championship while providing aerial coverage of the race (14-15 May). At the end of the month, the Goodyear brand ambassador will cross the German border and arrive at the longest track on the 2022 WTCR calendar - Nürburgring Nordschleife (28 May).
The Blimp will continue its tour in June, starting with the world-known 24 Hours of Le Mans race visit (10-12 June). The major event on the WEC calendar will be one of the most important events this year, where the airship will provide aerial coverage. The 2022 tour will be completed in July with a trip to Milan and its third visit to the WEC series at the I 6 Hours of Monza (9-10 July).
Sonia Leneveu, Marketing Director Consumer Europe, said: “This year, Goodyear will draw further on its legacy and heritage with the iconic Goodyear Blimp once again flying above European skies. The tour will cover major motorsport events as well as more cities, allowing residents to see the airship in the skies above famous European locations. In 2022, the flights will take place in Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy, following Goodyear’s spirit of going further.”
Full 2022 Goodyear Blimp Tour
|7 May||6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (WEC)|
|11 - 15 May||London and BTCC at Brands Hatch|
|28 May||WTCR Nürburgring Nordschleife|
|10 - 12 June||24 Hours of Le Mans (WEC)|
|9 - 10 July||Milan and 6 Hours of Monza (WEC)|
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.