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Goodyear to expand Slovenia manufacturing facility

Goodyear to expand Slovenia manufacturing facility

14th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear announced that it will expand its manufacturing facility in Slovenia to meet the growing demand for premium tyres in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The plant, in Kranj, will be expanded to house new tyre building machinery intended to increase its capacity by a quarter, creating more than 150 new jobs, and reaching full capacity by 2021.

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Dunlop concludes German VLN Endurance Championship tyre test in Portugal

Dunlop concludes German VLN Endurance Championship tyre test in Portugal

8th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Dunlop has concluded a tyre test programme that will result in new tyres being introduced into the German VLN Endurance Championship. The tyre manufacturer hopes to make another step forward in performance to build on a successful season in the Nürburgring Nordschleife based series. Dunlop-equipped cars took several overall and class wins in 2018, and the tyre company used the session at Portugal’s Autodromo Internacional Algarve to test new ideas and concepts for the 2019 season.

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Dunlop’s ‘most successful’ status continues at Le Mans, Isle of Man

Dunlop’s ‘most successful’ status continues at Le Mans, Isle of Man

7th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Dunlop’s long record of success at the Le Mans 24 hours and the Isle of Man TT was continued in 2018, though the tyre brand added victories in other four and two-wheel series too.

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Kwik Fit named new BTCC title sponsor

Kwik Fit named new BTCC title sponsor

26th November 2018 | 0 Comments

When the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) returns for the 2019 season, it will have a new title sponsor. TOCA has announced that automotive servicing and repair company Kwik Fit is succeeding Dunlop in this capacity; Goodyear Dunlop will remain tyre supplier to the BTCC under its current contract, which runs until at least 2022.

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Dunlop tyres OE on Revolution track car

Dunlop tyres OE on Revolution track car

2nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Dunlop Motorsport tyres have been chosen as original equipment for a new sports car from UK-based manufacturer Revolution Racecars. The Revolution, which is built upon an advanced carbon-fibre chassis and brings Le Mans Prototype technology to the customer racing and track day market, will wear Dunlop-supplied dry and wet weather tyres in size 200/580R15 on the front and 265/605R16 on the rear.

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Conti seals hat-trick in Auto Express winter tyre test reflecting British climate

Conti seals hat-trick in Auto Express winter tyre test reflecting British climate

28th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental’s WinterContact TS 860 has won its third consecutive Auto Express winter tyre test. The tyre beat strong competition from major manufacturers, most notably Hankook, whose Winter i*cept RS2 received a “commended” rating in second place, in a test tweaked this year “to better reflect UK driving conditions”. Outside the winter tyre competition, Auto Express also commented that the all-season control tyre, the Michelin CrossClimate+, not only finished close to the top in dry and wet tests, but was also only behind Hankook’s star performer in the snow – a result Auto Express described as “remarkable”.

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Dunlop – 2 further years with BMW Motorsport in VLN

Dunlop – 2 further years with BMW Motorsport in VLN

24th September 2018 | 0 Comments

BMW Motorsport and Dunlop have extended their long-established partnership in the VLN Endurance Championship for at least another two years. The tyre maker will continue to equip all BMW Cup-class cars in the VLN races. These races are run at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, and Dunlop will also supply its 265/660 R18 racing tyres for the circuit’s 24-hour race.

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Dunlop SportSmart TT wins Fast Bikes blind tyre test

10th September 2018 | 0 Comments

UK-based motorcycle magazine, Fast Bikes, has named the Dunlop SportSmart TT as the winner of a blind track test of six of the leading hypersport tyres on the market. Testing each tyre independently on the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R1M, Fast Bikes’ Mike Booth considered feel, stability and outright grip on each of the tyres tested.

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Sumitomo Rubber Industries becomes ball supplier to Australian Open

Sumitomo Rubber Industries becomes ball supplier to Australian Open

31st August 2018 | 0 Comments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI), manufacturer of the Falken tyre brand as well as the Dunlop tyre brand for Japan and several other markets, has entered into a sponsorship agreement for the Australian Open. The agreement with Tennis Australia sees SRI become official supplier of tennis balls for the Australian Open starting in 2019, and official supplier for the Emirates Australian Open Series. As such, SRI is the first Japanese company to become an official ball supplier for a Grand Slam tournament.

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Dunlop supports young talent on track to the top

Dunlop supports young talent on track to the top

24th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Britain’s round of the FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships take place at Silverstone’s GoPro British Grand Prix over the weekend of 24-26 August. The event marks the first appearance of the British Talent Cup (BTC) alongside the World Championships, supported by Dunlop tyres. The manufacturer states that it is using the BTC to support young talent coming up through the ranks by giving them the tyre knowledge and skills they need to progress. It aims to provide a pathway to MotoGP for British riders.

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Dunlop supporting young BTC talent at Silverstone

Dunlop supporting young BTC talent at Silverstone

23rd August 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK round of the FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships takes place at Silverstone’s GoPro British Grand Prix over the weekend of 24-26 August. The event marks the first appearance of the British Talent Cup alongside the World Championships.

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Aircraft tyres: Goodyear to appeal Australian ruling on Dunlop name

Aircraft tyres: Goodyear to appeal Australian ruling on Dunlop name

1st August 2018 | 0 Comments

Rights to use the Dunlop brand name on tyres and related products are mainly divided up around the world between Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Sumitomo Rubber Industries. In Australia, Goodyear acts as rightsholder to the Dunlop brand, and this makes a recent court decision significant.

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Dunlop confirms tyre options for BTCC Diamond Jubilee

Dunlop confirms tyre options for BTCC Diamond Jubilee

26th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Dunlop has confirmed the Sport Maxx tyres to be used at this weekend’s round six of the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, which celebrates its 60th anniversary with a special Diamond Jubilee 60-mile race.

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5-year growth plan: Britcar renews partnership with Dunlop

5-year growth plan: Britcar renews partnership with Dunlop

20th July 2018 | 0 Comments

UK-based endurance racing championship Britcar has announced an extended partnership with Dunlop. The new agreement, which will include tyre supply, paddock service and promotion of the championship, covers the seasons between 2019 and 2023.

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Dunlop Tech, Sumitomo Rubber Europe open European Development Centre

Dunlop Tech, Sumitomo Rubber Europe open European Development Centre

12th July 2018 | 0 Comments

With a new 30,000 square metre facility, Sumitomo Rubber Europe GmbH and Dunlop Tech GmbH now have the capability to develop and test tyres, produce liquid latex and design tyre pressure monitoring systems. Following the start of operations in May, their ‘European Development Centre’ in Hanau-Steinheim, Germany officially opened yesterday.

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