All three Goodyear tyre compounds set up thrilling action at Croft
Goodyear will bring all three slick tyre compounds to Croft to add spice to the race strategies across the three-race weekend of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.
The North Yorkshire circuit kickstarts the second half of the season, with six drivers having taken victory so far this year.
Following the success of Snetterton in May which saw the mandatory use of the Goodyear soft, medium and hard tyres across Sunday’s races, the same rules will apply at Croft this weekend.
Each of the three tyre compounds must be used over the course of Sunday’s races, which will give drivers and teams the opportunity to play with the strategy in order to maximise their weekend’s points haul. In qualifying, all drivers will run mediums.
Goodyear’s tyre compounds are denoted by their distinctive coloured sidewall to help fans trackside and viewers of ITV4’s live coverage. The softest in the range features a white sidewall, medium is yellow, and hard is green.
Croft features a 2.05-mile layout with a mix of fast and medium speed corners, a tricky final section, and a hairpin to finish the lap. This variety means teams have to set their cars up to maximise both high speed stability as well as traction from the slow corners.
Michael Butler, Goodyear Event Leader said:
“We’re looking forward to an exciting second half of the season. At Croft, the brilliant flowing layout challenges the drivers every lap. By making all three sets of tyres available, it provides far more strategic opportunities for drivers up and down the grid.
“We saw at Snetterton that introducing a third compound added a layer of complexity. Assuming the weekend stays dry, drivers can choose one of six different strategic combinations, so expect a lot of variety up and down the field.”