Test World says it is continuing to operate and fulfil its schedule of indoor tyre and vehicle testing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Supporting global travel restrictions, Test World can test tyres and vehicles without the customer having to personally visit the proving ground in Ivalo, Finland.

The industry can receive products by freight, which continues to move freely, and send test results in return.

Fresh snow has been loaded into Test World’s Indoor 1, 2 and 3 facilities, which are now open for the summer season. The indoor facilities enable cold weather testing and include snow and ice tracks, wet and dry braking surfaces, as well as a snow handling circuit.

The tracks can be used all year round, whatever the weather.

Outdoor testing will continue throughout the coming weeks, with evaluations taking place overnight when daytime temperatures start to rise.

“This global pandemic is unprecedented and we will comply with official advice for businesses continuing to operate during the Covid-19 outbreak,” said Test World MD, Janne Seurujärvi.

“For the time being, we are able to continue running indoor testing programmes safely, with the health and well-being of our staff at the forefront of our minds at all times.

“We are using our facilities to try and keep the industry moving while much of the automotive sector is on pause indefinitely.”