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Goodyear working on 18” tyre for NASCAR Cup Series

Goodyear working on 18” tyre for NASCAR Cup Series

19th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has been working with NASCAR on plans to introduce a new 18” tyre in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2021. Goodyear’s director of racing, Greg Stucker said the move to a larger tyre size from the currently used 15” model is to help make the cars more closely resemble those they would drive off the showroom floor. The change would coincide with the introduction of the Generation-7 NASCAR vehicle.

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US lawmakers criticise Goodyear over Mexico factory

US lawmakers criticise Goodyear over Mexico factory

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

A number of US lawmakers have criticized Goodyear Tire & Rubber over its treatment of workers at its San Luis Potosi, Mexico tyre factory in a letter to CEO Richard Kramer. Democratic Representatives Rosa DeLauro, Terri Sewell and Jimmy Gomez signed the letter and complained that their access to the site was limited.

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Goodyear announces Germany savings, plans for similar measures in USA

5th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tire & Rubber says its decision to modernise two tyre factories in Germany, and in doing so lay off around 1,100 workers, will cut the tyre maker’s costs by US$60 million to $70 million a year. Chief financial officer Darren Wells anticipates that Goodyear will feel the “full benefit” of these additional earnings by 2022.

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3 highly recommended tyres in Tyre Reviews’ summer test

3 highly recommended tyres in Tyre Reviews’ summer test

30th July 2019 | 0 Comments

A first for Tyre Reviews with its ‘full video’ tyre test, and a first for Goodyear. The 2019 Tyre Reviews UHP Summer Tyre Test is a cracking good watch and makes a refreshing change from the standard, text-heavy test format. It features eight brands of performance rubber, including what the UK-based site calls the “holy trinity of UHP tyres” – the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S, Continental SportContact 6 and Goodyear’s latest, the new Eagle F1 Supersport.

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Goodyear: Drop in OE demand muzzles H1 2019 performance

29th July 2019 | 0 Comments

There’s little good news to be found in the latest financial results from Goodyear Tire & Rubber. Sales and unit volumes were lower in the first half of this year, respectively dropping 5.7 per cent to US$7.2 billion and 3.3 per cent to 75.4 million units. The tyre maker also reported a net loss of US$7 million for the six months to 30 June 2019, a contrast to the net income of $232 million announced a year earlier; this result includes several significant items, most notably $107 million in rationalisation charges that are primarily related to modernisation plans and layoffs at two tyre plants in Germany.

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Goodyear WEC tyres to debut at tomorrow’s ‘Prologue’ test

Goodyear WEC tyres to debut at tomorrow’s ‘Prologue’ test

22nd July 2019 | 0 Comments

Teams from the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will take to the track for ‘Prologue’ pre-season testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya tomorrow. One of the most significant moments of this anticipated public test session will be the return of Goodyear to international competition.

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Goodyear: Tyre development that’s out of this world

Goodyear: Tyre development that’s out of this world

15th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear is an old hand at the space business, but it’s been decades since it has worked on anything that’s entered the ‘final frontier’. That’ll change next week with the expected launch of the SpaceX CRS-18 on 21 July. When it blasts off towards the International Space Station (ISS) it’ll carry a Goodyear experiment on board. Success will lead to better-performing tyres in future.

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Goodyear introduces 3 new UltraGrip winter tyres

Goodyear introduces 3 new UltraGrip winter tyres

27th June 2019 | 0 Comments

In what it calls a “complete upgrade” of its UltraGrip winter tyre range, Goodyear has announced three new product lines. The tyre maker has already begun the market rollout of the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+, UltraGrip 9+ and UltraGrip Cargo, and all sizes will be available within the coming year.

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Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS homologated for Porsche 911 GT2 RS & GT3 RS

Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS homologated for Porsche 911 GT2 RS & GT3 RS

26th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Porsche has homologated the Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS – the most race-focused member of the new Eagle F1 SuperSport range, for the 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS. This approval covers the sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL. The homologated Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS tyres bear the Porsche N0 marking and will be sold through the Porsche dealer network.

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Goodyear to supply Airbus A321XLR tyres

Goodyear to supply Airbus A321XLR tyres

21st June 2019 | 0 Comments

Airbus has selected Goodyear Flight Radial tyres as the main and nose landing gear fitment for Airbus’ new A321XLR aircraft.

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Up, up and away – Goodyear brings ‘flying car’ tyre to Paris Air Show

Up, up and away – Goodyear brings ‘flying car’ tyre to Paris Air Show

18th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Cars in the sky remain pie in the sky, but should the flying car one day become reality, Goodyear will be ready. After showing earthbound motorists its concept for “autonomous, flying cars of the future” at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the tyre maker is presenting it to an entirely different crowd at this week’s Paris Air Show. The Goodyear AERO takes pride of place alongside conventional products such as the Goodyear Flight Radial.

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Goodyear returns to Le Mans and FIA World Endurance Championship

Goodyear returns to Le Mans and FIA World Endurance Championship

12th June 2019 | 0 Comments

When Goodyear launched its Eagle F1 series and Supersport tyres back in April, the company said this branding decision meant Goodyear was coming “back to the track”. Now we know precisely what this means as Goodyear has announced that it will re-enter European and International sportscar racing by developing a new range of tyres for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the Le Mans 24-hour race.

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US distributor TireHub expands

11th June 2019 | 0 Comments

TireHub, the USA-based tyre distributor co-founded by Bridgestone Americas and Goodyear Tire & Rubber, has undergone its first expansion since its creation last July with the opening of a new TireHub Logistics Center (TLC) in Fort Myers, Florida.

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Tyre makers honoured with GM & Ford supplier awards

Tyre makers honoured with GM & Ford supplier awards

7th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Several tyre makers have received new silverware of late, with OEM partners in the vehicle manufacturing sector handing out awards to honour their suppliers. We’ve already shared news of awards Hankook Tire received from Honda and General Motors; more recently, Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear, Maxxis and Pirelli have commented on the accolades they’ve gained.

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Goodyear piloting predictive service solutions with EV fleets

3rd June 2019 | 0 Comments

Collaborations with US-based shared mobility providers Borrow and Envoy are providing Goodyear Tire & Rubber the opportunity to pilot its predictive digital service solutions with electric vehicle fleets. Experience gained with the two companies allows Goodyear’s Innovation Lab in San Francisco to test solutions on new models of emerging mobility.

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