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Goodyear and FIA European Truck Racing Championship kick-off the 2019 season

With the start of the 2019 season Goodyear is confirming its long-term commitment in truck racing. Goodyear is honoured to extend its partnership with the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) as exclusive tyre provider to the FIA European Truck Racing Championship for a further three years, until 2021.

The series will yet again see the thrills of 1,500 horsepower, 5.5 tonne trucks racing at speeds of up to 160 km/h with acceleration similar to a high performance sports car.

All entrants will be exclusively racing on specially developed Goodyear Truck Racing Tyres. The extended exclusive relationship with the FIA and the European Truck Racing Association (ETRA) gives Goodyear the stage to demonstrate its innovative technological capabilities in truck tyres and test new technologies for truck tyres under challenging and competitive conditions.

“We are very proud to continue our commitment to truck racing, which started 15 years ago. The special tyres we produce for the series achieve two goals – firstly they ensure that the trucks can perform at high speed in all conditions – ensuring thrilling racing. Secondly they demonstrate the quality of our truck tyres as all the race tyres use similar casings to those used every day on the roads of Europe,” said David Anckaert, Vice President Goodyear Commercial Europe.