PARIS—Goodyear has secured the contract to be the exclusive supplier of race tires for three years to the LMGT3 category in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the European Le Mans Series (ELMS), beginning in 2024.
The deal essentially extends Goodyear's existing contract to supply the WEC's LMGTE Am and ELMS' LMGTE categories, which it secured in 2019, and complements the tire maker's supply deal for the WEC's LMP2 endurance prototype category.
The new contract covers a wide range of sports and touring cars classified under the FIA's GT3 category regulations.
Goodyear's appointment as the tire supplier comes as a result of the tender launched by the FIA and the ACO last December and was approved by members of the FIA World Motor Sport Council.
Being named the GT3 tire supplier is a "testament to Goodyear's commitment to its long-term racing program," Ben Crawley, director of motorsport Europe/Middle East/Asia, said, noting that Goodyear will draw on its experience and expertise gained in other championships in developing the tires for the category.