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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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Strong Dunlop presence at Harley-Davidson anniversary festival

Strong Dunlop presence at Harley-Davidson anniversary festival

11th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Dunlop has hailed the official birthday party for Harley-Davidson a success after over 100,000 visitors reportedly attended the ‘Celebrating 115 years of Freedom’ festival in Prague, Czech Republic. Dunlop maintained a strong presence at the event, with its official motorsport tyre fitting service on site. The Dunlop team also displayed the brand’s extensive range of exclusive co-branded Harley-Davidson tyres.

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Dunlop shares Isle of Man TT tyre design secrets

Dunlop shares Isle of Man TT tyre design secrets

8th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The first week of June is Isle of Man TT time, and Dunlop says it focused on three areas – safety, stability and performance – in order to address the event’s unique challenges.

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Dunlop introduces D429 tyre for Harley-Davidson

Dunlop introduces D429 tyre for Harley-Davidson

11th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The long-standing Dunlop and Harley Davidson relationship begins a new journey this year, with Harley Davidson announcing that its 2018 series Fat Bob and Fat Bob S will be fitted with Dunlop’s new D429 tyres.

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Dunlop ready for ‘extreme demands’ of the 24h Nürburgring race

Dunlop ready for ‘extreme demands’ of the 24h Nürburgring race

9th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The 24h race at the Nürburgring is billed as the biggest race in the world, with 151 vehicles and more than 500 drivers taking part. Dunlop is equipping numerous professional and ambitious customer teams for the race on 12 - 13 May. They will compete on a 25.4-kilometre combination of the Grand Prix course and the Nordschleife. This year, the tyre brand says it is “on the mission to defend” its 2017 title. Dunlop and Audi achieved overall victory last year, setting a record-breaking distance of 4,009.7 kilometres.

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Dunlop promises ‘multi-surface performance’ with Geomax MX33

Dunlop promises ‘multi-surface performance’ with Geomax MX33

27th April 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the technologies Dunlop race-tested during its engagement in FIM World Motocross Grand Prix Championship (MXGP) last year was an improved tread pattern with tie-bars between shoulder blocks. When coupled with a new block arrangement, this configuration provided higher resistance against cracking when ridden on firm intermediate terrain. Dunlop also found this resistance was further helped by an all-new compound with higher shear resistance. It has now incorporated these developments into a new multi-terrain MX tyre, the Dunlop Geomax MX33.

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Dunlop takes over from Bridgestone as Saroléa technical partner

Dunlop takes over from Bridgestone as Saroléa technical partner

18th April 2018 | 0 Comments

After four years of partnership with Bridgestone, Belgian motorcycle brand Saroléa has now selected Dunlop as a technical partner for its Saroléa SP7 electric racing motorcycle. Dunlop comments that the change of technical partner accompanies yesterday’s announcement of the next goal for Saroléa, which is to be recognised as a candidate for future Le Mans 24h and FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) competition and thus directly compete with the most powerful petrol-powered EWC machines. The switch, adds Dunlop, was a move Saroléa made “to help achieve this goal.”

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Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 approved by Porsche for new 911 GT3 RS

Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 approved by Porsche for new 911 GT3 RS

13th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The new Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 has been approved by Porsche as original equipment for the new 911 GT3 RS. The tyre brand will supply sizes 265/35ZR20 (99Y) XL and 325/30ZR21 (108Y) XL to Porsche, both tyres carrying the N1 marking to indicate Porsche homologation.

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