Wider Goodyear tyre choice sets up a weekend of BTCC action at Snetterton
For the third weekend of the 2023 British Touring Car Championship at Snetterton, Goodyear is set to make all three of its slick compound tyres available.
Goodyear successfully re-introduced the soft tyre at the last race at Brands Hatch, and this will be the first time that all three tyres will be available at a race weekend since Goodyear became the exclusive tyre supplier in 2020.
Snetterton’s ‘300’ layout used by BTCC, features several long straights with a mix of low, medium and high-speed corners. The 2.97-mile circuit hosts rounds 7, 8 and 9 of the championship, with tyre strategy and performance set to be key features.
Goodyear’s tyre compounds are denoted by their distinctive coloured sidewall to help the hundreds of thousands of fans who attend BTCC and view the live coverage on ITV4. The softest in the range features a white sidewall, medium is yellow, and green branding on the hard. All three tyres must be used across the three races, with qualifying restricted to the medium compound.
Michael Butler, Event Leader: “Snetterton is the ideal circuit to make all three of our dry tyres available. Its mix of high-, medium- and low-speed corners will challenge the drivers and teams to think strategically about their tyre usage, as well as adding another element for fans to follow. We also look forward to Croft in July where the same rules will apply.
“In particular, we saw at Brands Hatch that the soft tyre had a pace advantage early in the race, so choosing when to use the extra performance over the weekend will be a big topic of discussion in the garages and briefing rooms.”