MINI Challenge

MINI Challenge switches to Goodyear tyres ahead of TOCA debut

1 Mins read
Credit: MINI Challenge

The MINI Challenge will make the switch from Dunlop to Goodyear tyres for the 2020 season as it aligns itself with the British Touring Car Championship tyre supplier.

The series previously used the sister brand Dunlop on their 265bhp JCW field, but as Goodyear returns to the international stage in top-flight series the brand is also looking to strengthen its ties in national series.

There will be a variation of Goodyear’s new Eagle F1 SuperSport slick tyre range for competitors to choose from, giving them a taste of what to expect in the future if they graduate from the series in to BTCC.

“It’s great to be following in the wheel tracks of the British Touring Car Championship by being the only other British championship to run on Goodyear tyres during 2020,” said MINI Challenge Promoter Antony Williams.

“At the MINI Challenge we’re proud to be considered as the perfect feeder series to touring cars, and having similar, ultra-high-performance tyres will only strengthen that link. The 2020 season is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in the history of the MINI Challenge.”

Goodyear Tyres Manager Mickey Butler added, “The MINI Challenge has grown in both scale and prestige over the last decade to be the definitive stepping-stone to the BTCC. We are proud to continue working with the championship as part of the Goodyear comeback to top-level motorsport.”

Avatar photo
3032 posts

About author
Founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Checkered Flag who grew up visiting race circuits around the UK also a freelance motorsport PR officer. Outside of motorsport a lover of music, photography, NBA and NFL.
Related posts
BTCCF4 British ChampionshipGinetta GT4 SupercupGinetta JuniorMINI ChallengePorsche Carrera Cup GBPorsche Sprint Challenge GB

TOCA announces August start for 2020 BTCC and support categories' season

1 Mins read
TOCA has unveiled a tentative 27-race calendar for the 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship and all support categories, set to begin in August
BTCCMINI Challenge

MINI Challenge champion Gornall set for BTCC debut with Trade Price Cars Racing

2 Mins read
Reigning MINI Challenge Champion, James Gornall is the latest driver to make his debut in the 2020 British Touring Car Championship with Trade Price Cars Racing
MINI Challenge

Whorton-Eales signs on for 2020 MINI Challenge with JamSport

2 Mins read
Former TOCA frontrunner set for return to MINI Challenge as series joins BTCC for 2020.