Firestone is set to return as the exclusive tire supplier of Indy Lights in 2023.
The announcement, which was part of the grand opening of Firestone’s Advanced Tire Production Center (ATPC) in Akron, Ohio, expands its partnership with IndyCar, where it serves as the exclusive tire supplier of the NTT IndyCar Series.
The tire manufacturer returns to IndyCar’s top developmental series after nine-year hiatus, replacing Cooper Tires and marking a return as the Bridgestone brands Firestone and Dayton supplied tires for Indy Lights from 1991 to 2013.
“Firestone continues to be a phenomenal partner,” said IndyCar President Jay Frye. “We are proud to see that our relationship is expanding into supplying tires for both of our series. Their attention to detail, safety and performance is unmatched. Supplying their world-class product to the NTT IndyCar Series and Indy Lights reflects Firestone’s commitment to IndyCar’s present and future.”
Lisa Boggs, director of motorsports for Bridgestone Americas, added, “We look forward to expanding our partnership with IndyCar to supply tires for Indy Lights starting in 2023. We know the importance this series has for technology advancement and driver development and are proud to be a part of the journey.”