Goodyear selects hard tyre for super-fast Thruxton

31st May 2023

This weekend (3/4 June), the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship heads to Thruxton for Rounds 10, 11 and 12 of the campaign, where Goodyear will bring the hardest tyre compound available for one of the most demanding circuits on the calendar.

Following the success of all three compounds being used at Snetterton two weeks ago – which added a layer of strategy that delivered three thrilling races – Thruxton poses a very different challenge for drivers and teams. Here, drivers will achieve the highest average speeds of the season thanks to the circuit’s multiple long, high-speed corners, with over 110mph average expected in qualifying. The circuit’s notoriously abrasive surface and aggressive kerbs call for the toughest tyre in the Goodyear range.

Michael Butler, Event Leader: “The Goodyear hard tyre has been proven at Thruxton in previous years. We took the decision to not offer a choice of compounds here, forcing drivers to use the hard tyre for qualifying and all three races. The circuit characteristics make it one of the hardest in the world for chassis and tyre engineers.

“Goodyear will also mandate specific pressure and camber settings based on our years of experience at this circuit.” © 2024
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