Dunlop - Official Isle of Man TT Tyre Partner
Official Tyre Partner to the IOMTT, Dunlop has competed at every event held since the first race in 1907. Arguably the most successful tyre manufacturer in the history of the event, Dunlop has helped riders to not only win races during that 108-year period, but also to break countless records along the way.
Of the 18 single rider current lap records and race records, Dunlop tyres have carried all 18 men and women in to the record books, including all six fastest sector times. With legendary riders including John McGuinness and the late Joey Dunlop having shod their bikes with Dunlop tyres, the manufacturer has claimed more TT wins than any other tyre brand, with riders on the top spot of the Senior TT podium for the last 12 years.
Last year McGuinness claimed his 23rd outright TT victory, equalling Mike Hailwood's record of seven Senior TT wins, claiming a record-breaking 44th podium finish along the way. McGuinness also secured the outright lap record, with a staggering 132.701mph lap around the 37.73mile Mountain course.
Of the five major categories at the Isle of Man TT – Dunlop riders will be shod with KR106 and KR108 slick tyres in the Senior and Superbike races while in the Superstock, Supersport and Lightweight classes, riders will use commercially available (road-legal) D212 GP Pro tyres, which incorporate Dunlop’s experience of the iconic Mountain Course.
Dunlop's range of motorcycle tyres, such as the road-going SportSmart2, is constantly developed as a direct result of racetrack innovations, utilising technologies developed for track and road racing in events such as the Isle of Man TT. Dunlop strives to win in open tyre competition and the TT offers no better challenge.