Dunlop, a name inextricably linked with the Isle of Man TT Races, is ‘Official Tyre Partner’.
Dunlop has had massive success in the Isle of Man TT, having competed in every event since its beginnings in 1907. With legendary riders including John McGuinness and Joey Dunlop having shod their bikes with Dunlop tyres, the manufacturer has claimed more TT wins than any other tyre brand. What’s more, 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.
The 2014 Races were no different - a week full of wins, podiums and lap records for the Official Tyre Partner. Riders shod with Dunlop tyres claimed five out of a possible six podium places, smashed four lap records as well as claiming the four wheel lap record around the circuit with Subaru.
Road racing is fundamental to Dunlop. Nowhere else can the crossover between race and standard tyres be seen more clearly. In fact Dunlop’s commercially available D212 GP Pro, KR106 and KR108 tyres have won many races.