ALGARVE, Portugal – During a test for the new Goodyear Tires to be used on LMP2 cars next season, one driver commented on the feel of the tire after completing his stint, “They are pretty good and I like them, it’s weird how much they feel like the Dunlops, though.”

Goodyear’s spokesman confirmed this is a completely new tire and not a just the re-branding of a Goodyear subsidiary that has been greatly used on the platform for the last four seasons and spokesmen never lie.