Fast Bike declares Dunlop D212 GP Pro Tyre of the Year
The UK’s biggest selling superbike magazine has awarded the Dunlop D212 GP Pro its ‘Tyre of the Year’ honour in the 2013 Fast Bikes Awards. The supersport tyre, launched in 2013, received the accolade in the magazine’s round up of 2013’s leading motorcycles, accessories and events.
Answering to the needs of race professionals and track day riders, the D212 GP Pro has been designed to deliver the speed, reliable grip and solid performances that only professional racing tyres can provide. In reflection of this, Fast Bikes described the tyre as “unbelievable” and cited the D212 GP Pro’s side grip and stability as key reasons for the win.
The award recognised Michael Dunlop’s two victories in one day of the Isle of Man TT and his class lap record of 131.220mph on Dunlop D212 GP Pro tyres, faster than he achieved on a slick-shod superbike. The road legal tyres took to the track in the Supersport and Superstock classes and continued Dunlop tyres’ winning streak, winning both races and taking five out of the six podium places available.
“The entire team at Dunlop is extremely pleased with this recognition from Fast Bikes,” commented Andy Marfleet, Dunlop’s brand manager, “which concludes a really successful year for Dunlop, not just in motorsport but in strengthening our product portfolio with the introduction of the D212 GP Pro and the SportSmart2.”
“The technology and development behind Dunlop’s success in motorsport all over the world is cascaded directly in to our road going products, with recent examples being Jointless Tread and Mutli Tread Compound technology. Riders including John McGuinness and Michael Dunlop push their Dunlop shod bikes to the limit in road racing. This confidence in our products, combined with the accolade from Fast Bikes is a real testament to the research and development that goes in to each and every one of our motorcycle tyres.”