Goodyear has announced a technical partnership with Brabham Automotive resurrecting the winning collaboration that originated in 1965 and gifted 25 F1 wins along with 1996, 1967 and 1981 World Championship wins. The most notable part of the collaboration is that it has been announced in parallel to Brabham Automotive’s return to the racing segment.
The re-entry of Brabham into the racing will be accomplished by the debut of its BT62 nameplate of 10th November at Brands Hatch. It will showcase its potential in the ‘Into the Night’ race. Director of Brabham Automotive and Sir Jack Brabham’s son David Brabham said, “Goodyear and Brabham’s combined successes in motorsport are iconic. The partnership historically brought an incredible amount of success in Formula 1 and Endurance Racing and we look to continue this winning legacy through Brabham Automotive, the BT62 and future car variants.” He further added, “The continued commitment shown by Goodyear globally in motorsport means it is perfect timing for the two marques to join forces as we continue our road to Le Mans.”
Furthermore, the company’s Commercial Director, Dan Marks recalled the success story of the partnership of the two brands in the F1 race. He added that the technical collaboration with Goodyear will help Brabham to use the Goodyear’s technological experience to attain the goal of achieving the top level on both the road and track.
In the agreement, Goodyear will be supplying racing tyres for the BT62 car. The production of this coaster is limited only to 70 examples and each one of it will weigh 972kg (dry). Under the hood, it will house a 5.4-litre V8 engine mill, which can churn out a maximum power of 710 hp.