16 December 2021

The European Truck Racing Association (ETRA) is proud to announce a three-year extension of its long-standing partnership with exclusive tyre supplier Goodyear.

Goodyear has been an official partner of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship since 2016, supplying the Championship with its specially developed truck racing tyres, and has since helped to drive forward new technologies and developments not only in the highly-competitive world of the FIA ETRC, but also for daily transport fleet operations in the road haulage industry.

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.”

The tyre is an important component to drive results on the track, and 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.

Last year, Goodyear extended its involvement in the series and became title partner of the Promotor’s Cup category, which is dedicated to upcoming talent. The battle for the Goodyear Cup crown went all the way down to the wire this year, throwing up some exciting racing action, until the title was decided in the last round of the 2021 season.

Speaking about the extension of the partnership, ETRA Promotion’s managing director Rolf Werner said: “Goodyear has been one of our longest-standing partners in the FIA ETRC and to have them onboard for another three years is testimony to our great working relationship.

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 intensifying our partnership and to work closely together towards a greener future.”