Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.
Goodyear and DAF Driver Challenge 2022
Recently, Goodyear continued its partnership with DAF to supply tyres for the coveted DAF Driver Challenge 2022
DAF Driver Challenge 2022: Goodyear Delivers Top Performance
The competition, which is held annually and spans across Europe to find the most skilful truck drivers, took place at Goodyear’s proving ground in Luxembourg on 1st and 2nd October. Over 1000 contestants from 18 countries participated in regional trials, with 15 drivers invited to compete in the finals.
Goodyear was the exclusive supplier and partner of the event, which saw Gábor Szabados from Hungary eventually crowned the winner. On their way to being named Europe’s most skilful truck driver, they faced various challenges ranging from coupling a trailer and reversing to eco-driving and daily checks such as tyre health monitoring.
Goodyear’s proving ground hosted the two-day event, which today is used for testing passenger and truck tyres to deliver the highest levels of performance and efficiency. Finalists participated in seven different technical and handling workshops on the Goodyear track, getting a feel of the types of tests tyres are subject to while in development.
Maciej Szymański, Director of Marketing for Commercial Business Europe at Goodyear, commented: “It is an honour for Goodyear to partner with such a prestigious competition which aligns with our values of always striving to deliver the best results. We are particularly proud of our partnership with DAF, which is committed to increasing its sustainability initiatives without compromising performance. On behalf of Goodyear, I would like to congratulate every driver who took part in the DAF Driver Challenge 2022 and Gábor Szabados for being named “DAF Driver Challenge Champion 2022”.