Dunlop Motorsport Tyres
Dunlop Motorsport Tyres; In my opinion, Dunlop tyres have taken second, or even third place when it comes to supplying tyres to the motorsport teams. This is true for most kinds of motorsport. The good news for Dunlop is that in recent days they have qualified for three sessions on the famous LeMans 24 Hour race.
Dunlop invented the Pneumatic tyre, way back in 1888. Since then the former British tyre company have been involved in many different types of motorsport racing. Indeed, their first win was also at the LeMans circuit. This was way back I 1924, (even before my time). LeMans is a good hunting ground for Dunlop Motorsport Tyres. This is the event that has seen them as number one tyre manufacturer.
Tyre fitted to race cars have won 35 races at LeMans. In fact, Dunlop Motorsport Tyres have been successful on cars in the LMP2 class of racing cars. The LMP2 cars have won on Dunlop tyres in 2011 and for every year up to 2015. Dunlop became the choice for the FIA World Endurance LMP2 Championships. Consequently, they have also been winners at the Nurburgring 24 hour’s race series in Germany.
Dunlop Motorsport Tyres, also support the Touring Car races
Dunlop is also supporters of the British Touring Car Championships and the Australian V8 Supercar championship. These top-flight races are always televised and give the giant tyre company excellent TV advertising exposure. Sky television broadcasts live action from Australia, where the Dunlop tyres get maximum exposure.
Dunlop also supplies tyres for the Isle of Man TT race series. They are the Official tyre partners to the FIM Moto2 and Moto3 race series, also seen regularly on TV coverage.
This is just a small sample. They also cover small race meetings at a local level. My main question though must put Dunlop in third place compared to the amount of input that Michelin and Pirelli put into motorsport.