GOODYEAR WELCOMES BACK WINGFOOT AWARD
Goodyear is proud to be the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship official tyre supplier and is also excited to announce that the Wingfoot Award will make a return for the 2021 season.
The Wingfoot award focuses on a driver’s ability to push their level of performance across the full race weekend and aims to reward drivers on their qualifying successes as well as encourage a strong starting position for Sunday.
Goodyear will award points to drivers based on their qualifying results for each round, with the driver gaining the highest total number of points across the season winning the Wingfoot Award. It will begin with the first qualifying session of the season at Thruxton this weekend (8/9 May).
Goodyear will also be launching a competition for avid BTCC fans where they can be in with the chance of presenting the Goodyear Wingfoot Award to the 2021 season’s winner and bagging a set of Goodyear’s award-winning Eagle F1 SuperSport tyres for their car. Launching on Goodyear UK’s social accounts, fans can be in with a chance of winning by following the Goodyear page and answering a question related to the award.
“We are thrilled to announce the return of the Wingfoot Award in the British Touring Car Championship,” commented Andy Marfleet, Marketing Director Goodyear UK&I. “Colin Turkington was a deserving winner in 2020 and we are pleased with the response we have received since launching the award. We recognise qualifying as an important part of the race weekend, and the Wingfoot Award aims to reward drivers who perform highest in that qualifying session, not just on race results. Goodyear are excited to continue with the Wingfoot Award this year and to also watch the season unfold.”
Viewers can keep up to date with all the BTCC results including the Wingfoot Award across both ITV coverage and on btcc.net. Results will be published each week and reviewed on ITV4 coverage after qualifying.