Goodyear UK has agreed a three-year sponsorship of the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC), with the latest round of racing taking place during the inaugural Convoy in the Park at Donington Park later this month.
The fifth round of the championship will be one of the major attractions at the event, which takes place on July 22 and 23 and is a family-friendly event celebrating trucks, drivers and life on the road.
Visitors to the BTRC will be able to watch 5.5 tonne trucks racing at speeds up to 100 mph racing on Goodyear truck racing tyres.
These specially developed tyres are built using standard latest generation Goodyear 315/70R22.5 truck tyre casings. They have a special compound and tread design to ensure that the 1,500 horsepower trucks have high level of grip in both wet and dry conditions.
Marc Preedy, Director Commercial Tyres at Goodyear UK, said: “We’re very excited to be the title sponsor of BTRC, which is without doubt one of the most spectacular sights in British motorsport
“The fifth round at the Convoy in the Park promises to be yet another high-octane event for spectators who will see breathtaking 10 races over the weekend with some of the championship’s elite names.”
Goodyear has spent years investing and developing its truck racing tyres, which are capable of taking the high impact from 1,500 horsepower, 5.5 tonne trucks racing at up to 100 mph. The tyres used currently are Goodyear Truck Racing using standard latest generation casings, which prove the incredible resilience of Goodyear’s standard truck tyre carcasses.
As well as BTRC, Convoy in the Park includes an array of family events, including caravan smashes, truck sprints, truck exhibitions, bag jump – in which participants jump 12 metres into a smoke-filled ‘pit of doom’, live music, fair rides, and an outdoor cinema that will show the 1978 classic Convoy.