The specification of PURE ETCR’s all-weather tyre has been finalised by Goodyear.
The series founding partner and official tyre supplier has spent several months analysing the performance of the Eagle F1 SuperSport race tyre since it first hit the racetrack in August.
With the assistance of PURE ETCR promoter Eurosport Events and ETCR concept creator WSC, Goodyear’s on-track test programme, combined with an ‘indoor test and simulation programme’ earlier this year, has resulted in an ideal specification for the task.
Goodyear’s PURE ETCR Project Leader, Sebastian Trinks, said: “The tyre itself is finalised. We haven’t changed anything since its reveal in August because it’s performed exactly as expected. We’ve had very positive feedback from teams’ test drivers too.
“We have another test at Vallelunga this week and then the programme will continue early next year, when we’ll have more cars and manufacturers on track to give us more data and information.”
The Eagle F1 SuperSport features a treaded pattern to make it ideal for use in wet or dry conditions, meaning fewer examples need to be produced and transported, aligning strongly with the series’ sustainability commitments.
An ultra-durable construction has been designed to withstand the immense torque loads placed on the tyre by the instant power delivered by the 500kW ETCR motor and to still deliver exceptional on-track performance.
Following an official showcase event at MotorLand Aragón, Spain, earlier this month, in which the spectacular Starting Gate and Energy Station were seen at a racetrack for the first time, PURE ETCR’s first full season of competition is set to get underway in May 2021.
Michela Cerruti, Operations Manager for Romeo Ferraris, whose Alfa Romeo Giulia ETCR was revealed during the MotorLand event, is looking forward to continuing a relationship with Goodyear that began in WTCR this year.
“PURE ETCR is a nice test for tyre manufacturers. For sure, having them in this adventure will be a motivating challenge to reach good performance and develop the car during the upcoming tests,” she said.
A six-round series, featuring four events in Europe and two overseas, will set the tone for a new era of racing in 2021 with the world’s first all-electric, multi-brand touring car series.