Test World Ready for the Winter Season

Test World Ready for the Winter Season
  • Test World is primed to re-open its outdoor tracks for the winter season
  • Full programme of winter tyre and vehicle testing will soon be available for customers
  • Test World remains safely operational amid the COVID-19 pandemic and is working hard to ensure minimal disruption to customers’ visits

Test World will soon be starting its preparations for a full programme of winter tyre and vehicle testing, as the first snowfall of the season signals the onset of winter.

Located 300km north of the Arctic Circle, Test World’s outdoor facilities include 20km of maintained tracks at its Airport Proving Ground and 80km at its Mellatracks Proving Ground.

In conjunction with the outdoor tracks, Test World’s market-leading indoor facilities afford customers ultimate versatility and choice. Wet and dry brake testing can be done throughout winter on the indoor asphalt tracks, including with studded tyres. Better control can be achieved on Test World’s indoor ice tracks due to its highly repeatable conditions, which will become more critical with the proposed new EU ice labelling.

Test World continued to operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic this summer and, with the travel restrictions and testing regime currently in place in Finland, Test World is a safe place to work.

Janne Seurujärvi, Managing Director at Test World, said: “We are delighted to once again be preparing for a full winter season of tyre and vehicle testing at Test World. We are proud to have remained operational throughout a difficult period for the industry, and are now looking forward to supporting our customers with our full spectrum of leading tracks and facilities.”

COVID-19 Travel

Customers are advised to check the latest guidance at the time of travel. Please visit the Finnish Border Guard website for up-to-date information: https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic

Test World has arranged with local authorities for customers to obtain a test on arrival with same-day results, minimising the need for any quarantine.