BTCC Tyres

Goodyear is making a return to UK motorsport by becoming sole tyre supplier to the popular racing series, British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). This will allow the company to showcase its newest tyre technologies on touring cars, saloons and hatchbacks. Joining BTCC also means reaching and engaging with sports car enthusiasts in the UK.

Goodyear and BTCC

BTCC Chief Executive, Alan Gow, commented that this is an ideal opportunity for Goodyear, considering its proud history in motorsport. He added that the brand has global racing experience, making it a strong partner for the future of this British championship.

Ben Crawley, Motorsport Director for Goodyear, agreed that this will provide a great opportunity for Goodyear to get close to the hearts of motorsport enthusiasts and that the brand is thrilled to be partnered with BTCC.

Tyre Compounds for 2020 Season

Where are they used at?

Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Croft, Knockhill, Oulton Park, Donington Park


Any circuit depending on weather conditions

Tyre Rules and Regulations

Drivers have to use all three Goodyear tyre compounds – hard, medium and soft – at Snetterton and Croft, due to recent circuit’s resurfacing. Teams are also no longer required to choose the ‘option’ tyre before qualifying race which allows them to create the best strategy based on weather conditions and other factors that could affect car’s performance.

In 2020, there were some changes introduced due to the shortened number of rounds within the BTCC season. Drivers have to use medium compound on all racing circuits, with the exception of Thruxton, where hard compound applies. In the event of unfavourable weather conditions, drivers are allowed to use the wet tyre option.

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