Goodyear is working with Brabham Automotive to develop road and race car tires. The joint development agreement rekindles a historic partnership between the two companies, which saw 26 Formula 1 Grand Prix victories.
David Brabham, son of Sir Jack Brabham and director of Brabham Automotive, said, “Goodyear and Brabham’s combined successes in motorsport are iconic. The partnership historically brought an incredible amount of success in Formula 1 and endurance racing and we look to continue this winning legacy through Brabham Automotive, the BT62 and future car variants. The continued commitment shown by Goodyear globally in motorsport means it is perfect timing for the two marques to join forces as we continue our road to Le Mans.”
Spearheading the return of the Brabham and Goodyear story is the Brabham BT62. With over 1,200kg of downforce, a motorsport-derived tire development program is crucial as Brabham continues to have a performance-based approach to its track and road programs.
Dan Marks, commercial director at Brabham Automotive, commented, “Goodyear and Brabham enjoyed success together over four decades in F1. To reignite this technical collaboration is exciting. We’ve chosen to work with Goodyear as they have the tire technology to support our goal of achieving the highest levels of performance on both the road and track.”
In addition to supplying Goodyear racing tires for the track-only BT62, the car is also available with Brabham’s road-compliant conversion option, which includes tires from the Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport range featuring a motorsport-derived high-friction compound.