Goodyear Racing

Goodyear has a proud history in motorsport. In addition to the 14 wins in the Le Mans 24 hours, Goodyear tires were used to win 368 Formula One Grand Prix - a record that stands unbeaten. Goodyear also have considerable sportscar racing experience after decades of success in American IMSA racing.

Go like hell. The famous Ford vs Ferrari story of Le Mans '66 was as much about the performance of the Goodyear tyres as it was about Ford's triumph.

Racing Series

Racing Comeback

Goodyear's comeback marks the return of the famous brand to global sportscar racing at one of racing’s most iconic venues. With over 250,000 attendees, Le Mans is one of the largest single attendance sporting events in the world. “Motorsport continues to be one of the most popular global sports,” Crawley continued. “It is an ideal platform for us to engage with consumers around the heritage, passion, innovation and technology that make up Goodyear’s story in racing.”

Eagle F1 SuperSport

The tyres will be developed and manufactured alongside Goodyear’s latest range of Eagle F1 SuperSport tyres for performance and track-day cars, ensuring that the technology and knowledge transfer between the road and race ranges is optimised to benefit the performance of both.  The Eagle F1 SuperSport, SuperSport R and SuperSport RS boast a wide range of fitments to suit many of the UK's most popular performance vehicles and have been chosen as the track tyre of choice for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and GT3 RS. 

Goodyear's first WEC win in Shanghai

The third round of the 2019/2020 FIA World Endurance saw Goodyear take pole position on the podium for the first time this season since returning to international motorsport in the LMP2 prototype class.

The Jota Sport team comprising of Gonzales, Davidson and Felix da Costa set an impressive elapsed time of 4:01:57, pipping sister Goodyear-shod Jackie Chan DC team to the finish line by 18 seconds. The impressive triumph marks a turning point in history as being the first Goodyear win in an FIA World Championship since Michael Schumacher and Ferrari in the 1998 Italian Grand Prix.

Mike McGregor, Goodyear Manager, Race Sales, Testing & Track Support, said: “It’s been a tremendous multinational team effort to bring Goodyear back to international motorsport. After our podium in our second race last month at Fuji, it’s brilliant to build on that with a one-two. Thanks to our partners at Jota Sport for giving us the opportunity to partner with them in our first year back at World Championship level. We have more developments coming later this season but in the meantime, we will celebrate this historic win.” 

The next race lined up in the FIA WEC will be the 8 Hours of Bahrain on 14th December.