General Tire has been the Official Tyre Partner for NASCAR Whelen Euro Series for the last six years. The first season of this partnership saw races being done door-to-door across Europe in an impressive Pure Racing style. For 2020, General Tire plans to enhance the driving experience for participants by introducing new NWES General Tire slick and wet tires.
The two partners are focusing on durability and performance while developing the new tires. All the tests that were carried out during the 2019 season have so far met their expectations.
According to Head of General Tire Motorsport, Martin Heckers, the tires performed exceptionally well as the team got to experience and witness exciting races. The company’s motorsport unit dedicated three shifts in one day six days a week to developing new General tires for the awaited NWES season. One tire has been built to complement the additional developments made to cars. The team has used data and feedback obtained from drivers in the last season to make improvements.
Some of the NWES regulations that General Tire needs to adhere to include efficiency regulations and high-cost containment. This includes allowing a total of four tires per driver as they race a full event. It also makes NWES an ideal development environment for high-performance tires. Just like 2019, teams will have to work with 20 tires maximum for every driver.
According to Jerome Galpin, NWES President, General Tire is the perfect partner for the upcoming series. The tire manufacturer boasts of great products and expertise when it comes to racing. General Tire is always able to comply with the event’s need for durable and high-performing tires. The new tire is expected to launch on April 25-26, 2020. This will be at the Circuit Ricardo in Valencia, Spain.
The NASCAR series will also pay a visit to Autodrom Most in the Czech Republic, Raceway Venray in the Netherlands, and Brands Hatch in the United Kingdom. Playoffs will start in September at the Autodromo di Vallelunga in Rome, Italy followed by Circuit Zolder in Belgium and the EuroNASCAR Finals in Hockenheim, Germany. The season will then end in October.