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 110-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 an impressive 16 of those men and women in to the record books, including four 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 13 years.
Last year McGuinness extended his record-setting number of podium places to 46, after securing a double big bike podium during race week. Michael Dunlop also reaffirmed his reputation on the iconic Mountain course after clinching his 13th race win and setting another outright lap record of 133.962mph.
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 the (road-legal) D212 GP Pro tyres, which incorporate Dunlop’s extensive experience around the Mountain Course.
Dunlop's range of motorcycle tyres, such as the GP Racer D212 and road-going SportSmart2 Max, are 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.