The NTT IndyCar Series announced on Wednesday that Firestone, the official tire supplier to IndyCar has been named as the sole tire supplier to Indy Lights from 2023.
Speaking about the announcement, President of IndyCar, Jay Frye said:
Firestone continues to be a phenomenal partner. “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.”
Director of Motorsports with Bridgestone Americas Lisa Boggs said:
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.
In the fall of 2021, INDYCAR assumed total control of Indy Lights operations. The 2022 season began a more inclusive atmosphere with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, with integration in marketing, digital assets and race officiating.
The announcement highlights Firestone’s plans to expand its partnership with INDYCAR as the company is also the exclusive tire supplier for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, North America’s premier open-wheel series.
Levi Jones, Director of Indy Lights commented saying:
We want to thank Cooper Tires, who has been a partner with Indy Lights since 2014. “Their assistance while INDYCAR assumed operational control was crucial to our success. With Firestone, we cannot wait to begin this new era, which will align the entire INDYCAR paddock and help our rising stars reach their goal of competing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.”