The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), was founded in 1906 and is the leading promoter of endurance racing in the world. The European Le Mans Series provides an important step on the career ladder of endurance that culminates in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the most important and famous international motor sport event, the 24 Heures du Mans.
Following Goodyear’s comeback to the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the tyre company has announced that it will offer the same specifications of tyres to teams in the top class (LMP2) of the 2020 European Le Mans Series.
The cars in the top-class of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) run to the same specification as WEC, and this will allow Goodyear to accelerate the development of their latest generation endurance racing tyres as Ben Crawley, Director, Goodyear Racing, explains: “Goodyear is an industry leader in developing ultra high-performance tyres for sports cars. Our WEC comeback applies our knowledge and technology in one of the most demanding championships in racing. To extend this development to ELMS means we get to work with a wider range of cars, teams and drivers as well as showcase the Goodyear brand at some of Europe’s most prestigious circuits”
The Automobile Club de l’Ouest and Total have recently signed a partnership agreement, a founding act of long term and sustained collaboration signalling a commitment between the two organizations for five years to the following events, the Le Mans 24 Hours, the 24 Heures Motos and the 24 Heures Camions, as well as the FIA WEC (FIA World Endurance Championship), and the continental European Le Mans Series and the Asian Le Mans Series. Thus, Total has become the official fuel supplier to endurance racing. It’s the guarantee of a collaboration that’s is not only as innovative as it is technological, but also that pledges continued advancement in motor sport.