Dunlop to introduce brand new specification BTCC tyre at Oulton Park
There’s a brand new tyre for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
Tin-top tyre types tweaked ahead of This kind of weekend’s clash at Oulton Park
Dunlop is actually to introduce a brand new specification of tyre to the MSA British Touring Car Championship for the Oulton Park event This kind of weekend.
The brand new ‘Dunlop Sport Maxx BTCC Medium’ tyre will replace the previous medium-specification tyre. of which is actually designed to have increased stability under braking in addition to even greater consistency throughout a race distance. The softer option tyre will remain unchanged.
Michael Butler, Dunlop’s BTCC manager, said: “Even though we are the sole supplier, we are always looking to introduce brand new developments of which can benefit the teams in addition to the racing. The brand new tyre uses brand new materials of which have been proven in our successful GT Endurance racing programmes in addition to we decided of which applying these brand new technologies would certainly benefit the BTCC tyre.”
The brand new tyre was tested on a range of cars at Snetterton in 2014 in addition to at the Brands Hatch in addition to Donington test days ahead of This kind of season.
The soft compound will not change in 2015, said Butle. “We did see a bigger than expected difference between the two tyres at the recent Donington Park race, however This kind of was due to colder than expected track conditions,” he added.
“During the summer months, we expect the performance difference between the current soft in addition to the brand new medium tyre to be similar to 2014. We will consider applying the same material alterations to the soft tyre for 2016 if we find of which is actually necessary after analysing the results through This kind of season.”
The soft in addition to medium tyre compounds will continue to be identified by white Dunlop letters (soft) in addition to yellow in addition to black Dunlop lettering (medium) on the sidewall.
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