Dunlop GP Racer Wins Magazine Tyre Test
Dunlop, fresh from victory in the opening two rounds of the 2007 British Superbike Championship, scored another win in an independent test of superbike tyres. The test was conducted by leading UK monthly magazine ‘Superbike’, who tested the leading fast-road and track day tyres on the market. All the tyres tested were road-legal but aimed at the fast-growing track day market, where owners take road bikes onto race tracks where they can exploit the full-potential of their bikes.
‘Superbike’ tested eight different tyre brands at the demanding Albacete circuit in Spain. The magazine mixed subjective feedback with measured lap times, using three expert riders and a Suzuki GSX-R1000 superbike. The Dunlop GP Racer was declared equal first in the test, and also secured the fastest average lap time of the eight contenders. Superbike’s Jon Pearson declared the Dunlop-shod bike to “feel planted at full lean, especially on the faster, longer corners.”
Dunlop Motorcycle Sales and Marketing Manager Lisa Faulkner stated: “The lessons learned in our MotoGP and championship winning British Superbike campaigns translate directly into fast road and track tyres such as the Dunlop GP Racer. The tyre shares its compound technology and construction with many of our race winning tyres.”
The Dunlop GP Racer is designed as the ultimate fast road and track tyre. It is at the extreme end of the Dunlop road tyre range, which also features the latest Sportmax Qualifier (road) and Sportmax Qualifier RR (road and track) tyres. The Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier also scored the highest marks in a recent ‘Ride’ magazine reader survey.