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.