Manufacturer Goodyear has been selected as the official tire partner for the ERA (Electric Racing Academy) Championship, a single-seater, electric racing series.
The series is set to launch in summer 2022 and will be a support series to the FIA ETCR eTouring Car World Cup, an international touring car series which Goodyear already supplies tires for.
Goodyear will provide each team’s electric formula racing car with one type of slick and one treaded wet specification tire. Both options are EV ready and have been specifically developed to deal with the instantaneous torque associated with electric vehicles.
The cars used are Mitsu-Bachi F110e single-seaters, based on the Dome F110 chassis. Fitted with a 24kWh battery, the vehicles produce 130kW and can reach a top speed of 210km/h.
The tire maker will utilize technical expertise learned from its involvement in other racing series such as NASCAR and the FIA World Endurance Championship to support the ERA Championship.
“We’re excited to embark on this journey with ERA Championship and support their ambition to find and promote young talent in the world of electric racing,” commented Ben Crawley, director, motorsport, EMEA, Goodyear. “Between now and the first race in May, we’ll be working closely together to complete more testing mileage as they continue their development program. For Goodyear, this partnership strengthens our commitment to electric motorsport and is a valuable addition to our role as the founding partner to FIA ETCR.”
“We are proud to start the inaugural season of ERA Championship with Goodyear alongside FIA ETCR,” said Dieter Vanswigenhoven, technical and business director, ERA Championship. “By sharing tire transportation and facilities on-site, we can make meaningful steps toward creating more sustainable racing events.
“Goodyear have proven their commitment to electric racing, and we are happy to help shape the future of this journey. In the coming months we look forward to putting the tires through our testing program and taking the next steps in development together.”