Four-time BTCC champion Colin Turkington put the latest Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport tyres through their paces ahead of next week’s Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) opener at Donington.
Turkington compared Goodyear’s latest race and road tyres as he switched from his usual BMW 330i MSport BTCC car on Goodyear racing slick tyres to Goodyear’s own BMW M2 Competition test car, gripped by the latest Eagle F1 SuperSport tyres. The BTCC car has over 350hp and weighs 1280kg. Its roadgoing cousin actually has 50bhp more, but is 350 kilos heavier.
Turkington said he was impressed with the Eagle F1 SuperSport tyres: “I’m seriously impressed by the very direct feel, the front of the car points straight away towards the apex. That’s what I want on the racetrack.
“Donington is tough on tyres, with a couple of corners such as the Old Hairpin and Macleans where I’m braking hard and turning at the same time. Nevertheless, the response and stability gives me the confidence to attack fast corners. The stiffer sidewall gives me the feel and feedback I need in these fast curves.”